Robert Kenneth “Ken” Sanders
Stone Mountain, GA – Robert Kenneth “Ken” Sanders, 80, beloved husband of 60 years to Mrs. Patricia “Pat” Sanders, entered into rest on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at his home in Stone Mountain, GA.
A graveside service will be held in Hillcrest Memorial Park, on Monday, April 5, 2021 at 2:00 P.M., with his son, Dr. Robert T Sanders officiating. Family and friends may visit at the funeral home on Monday from 1:00pm until the hour of the service.
Born in Augusta, GA, on December 24, 1940, he was the son of the late David William and Beulah Vivan Simon Sanders, Sr. He made Augusta his home in his early years and he attended Hephzibah High School where he played on the football, basketball and baseball teams, along with running track. He later graduated from Augusta College and GA State College with degrees in Mathematics. While in Augusta he was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. He went on to a 30 year career as a District Level Executive with AT&T which brought him to Stone Mountain, where he retired at the age of 49. After retirement, he then became a pit crew member with numerous NHRA drag racing teams. He loved restoring and working on classic cars; he also loved the outdoors and spending time on his farm in Rayle, GA raising cattle. Mr. Sanders was a loving husband, father, and a doting grandfather who was very involved in his grandchildren’s lives.
Mr. Sanders was preceded in death by his parents as well as some of his siblings, David William “Sut” Sanders, Jr., Everett “Mickey” Michael Sanders and Winifred Gail Sanders Kahn.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Sanders is survived by his son, Robert T Sanders, DVM, and his wife, Kristin, and his daughter, Edee Horne and her husband, Ken; his sister, Marian Elizabeth Sanders; many nieces and nephews:and his four beloved grandchildren,Todd Sanders, Ansley Sanders, Jessica Scott and Melody Scott.
Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Road, Augusta, GA, 30906.