Charles Madison "Charlie" Sanders


SANDERS, Charles Madison "Charlie," 87, went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at The Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House. Born in Rock Hill, S.C. on October 9, 1920, Mr. Sanders was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh and Annie Crowell Sanders; his sister, Edith and her husband, Ralph Jackson; his brothers, Edgar and his wife, Margaret Davis, Carl and his wife, Eleanor Lupo, Roy Lee and his wife, Ava Price, and Harris and his wife, Vardell Knox. He graduated from Rock Hill High School in 1938 and attended Wofford College. He served the country as a command pilot in the U.S. Marine Corps in World War II and the Korean War. Mr. Sanders retired from the service with the rank of Major. After the service he owned and operated Sanders Plumbing & Heating Company. In retirement, he loved and enjoyed his farm on the Catawba River along with his pet cow, Sweetpea, and his dog, Mittie. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Georgene Terry Sanders; his daughters, Carol Terry Coffey and her husband, Tom, of Rock Hill, Susan Fuqua and her husband, Kevin, of Canyon Lake, Texas, Nancy Todd and her husband, Jim, of Rock Hill; and his three grandsons, Michael Coffey of Chapel Hill, N.C., Andrew Coffey of Rock Hill and Robert Adams of Fort Collins, Colo. A graveside service to Celebrate the Life of Mr. Sanders will be held Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 11 a.m. at Laurelwood Cemetery, with Reverend Sandra King officiating and music by Jason Herring. Military honors will be provided by the U.S. Marine Corps Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to St. John's United Methodist Church, 321 S. Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill, S.C. 29730, or The Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, S.C. 29605, or Hospice and Community Care, 2275 India Hook Road, Rock Hill, S.C. 29732. Condolences for the family can be e-mailed to Bass-Cauthen Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements for Mr. Sanders.

Published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on 5/15/2008.