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Homer J. Sanders, Jr.

Homer J. Sanders, Jr., 66, of Antwerp passed away at 5:15 am, Monday, July 12th, at his residence.

He was born in Antwerp, Ohio on May 9, 1944, a son of Julia Belle (McCreery) and the late Homer J. Sanders, Sr.

He was the owner at Sander's Auto Rebuilding, Antwerp. He enjoyed watching Bald Eagles and writing photo journals in the West Bend News about local Eagle sightings.

On December 12, 1964 he married Karen Heck, who survives.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Karen; mother, Julia; sons, Homer J. III & Roger (Sondra) all of Antwerp; sisters, Sandra Williams of Ossian, IN, Joyce Metro of Fort Wayne, Paulette Jennings of Corunna, IN & Wilma Milan of Metropolis, IL; brothers, Michael of Edgerton, Kevin of Cecil & Kim of Lavonia, MI and 6 grandchildren.

His graveside service is at Maumee Cemetery, Antwerp, at 11 am on Wednesday, July 14th, with Rev. Jim Edwards officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to V.E.T.S. Memorial PO Box 724, Antwerp, Ohio 45813.

Arr. by Dooley Funeral Home, 202 W. River Street, Antwerp, Ohio

Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com

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Roger and family, There are no words that can be said to comfort you in this time of loss...other then knowing that others are there to support you. I am sorry I haven't written this sooner. May each day bring each of you peace.

Jason Roehrig Aug 2 2010 12:00 AM

Karen and Family: I was so saddened to hear that Jay had died. The last I saw him at the bank, he looked good but pale. I assumed he was in treatment again. Since Sera's accident I had not heard anything.

I always enjoyed waiting on him, his humor and laughter always gave my day a lift! I also had hoped he would join some of Donald's and his classmates' reunions. I figured he would have a great time with the guys.

We are thinking of you and ask God's peace for all of you.

Rebekah and Donald Smith Jul 27 2010 12:00 AM

So sorry for the loss of your father. You are in our prayers.

Kenny and Peggy Cline Jul 27 2010 12:00 AM

Jay will be sadly missed. We knew him for so many years and have so many memories. We could go on for days about all the things we did together and the laughs we've had. All of Jay's family are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless you.
Phyllis and Duke

Phyllis & Duke Albert Jul 21 2010 12:00 AM

Karen and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Jay was a special person and when I saw you 2 at the hospital for blood work, he was a strong person with a strong wife by his side. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Darlene (Fillmore) Merriman Jul 20 2010 12:00 AM

Karen, I was shocked to hear about Jay & can't imagine how devastated you must be at his loss. I feel blessed to have been able to spend time with you guys last fall. Please know that you are in my thoughts & prayers. Much love from your favorite cuz, Cathy.

Cathy Lacey Jul 18 2010 12:00 AM

Roger and family, Our thoughts are with you in this time of loss. Jay was always so good to my grandma Mickie. She relied on him so many times to fix her vehicles. He was so wonderful to her.

Becky Schenkel Jul 15 2010 12:00 AM

Sander's Family is in our thoughts & so very sorry to hear bout him he will be so sadly missed

Mandi ( Lucas ) Perkins & family Jul 14 2010 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about your family's loss. He was a great guy. I have wonderful memories of Jay in the old neighborhood when we were growing up.

Marsha (Farnsworth) Frankl Jul 14 2010 12:00 AM

Dear Karen & Family:
Our sincerest sympathy to you all at this mournful date. His Spirit now floats on the wingtips of his beloved Eagles communing with The Great Spirit high above.Remembering his witty charm makes my smile. The Community has lost a treasured automotive wizard & citizen. Sincerely, Richard & Cheryl (cousin & wife)

Richard & Cheryl Parrish Jul 14 2010 12:00 AM

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