George W. ( Bill) Sanders Jr. ,81, passed away January 13 at his home in Cloverdale.
Bill was born in Indpls.in 1939 to the late George W Sanders and Rena (Mason) Sanders.
He is survived by Cindi, his wife of 53 years, and sons Bill III ( Frankie), Perry (Ronda), Phillip ( Misha) And Bobby (Melissa), 15 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren..2 more on the way.
Bill Served in the Marine Corp and at an early age discovered his passion for aviation. He worked for TWA in Indianapolis for 25 years, retiring as Supervisor of Airport Operations. Following that, he served as Manager of the Greencastle Airport and then owned and operated Putnam County Flying Service at Pam’s Place Airport in Cloverdale. He was a pilot with over 10,000 hrs. flying time who held commercial, multi engine and IFR ratings. He was a flight instructor and A and P Mechanic with Inspection Authorization . He also flew gyrocopters and helicopters.
Bill enjoyed spending summers in Indiana with his family, his1948 Jeepster, and traveling in the RV, and winters in Florida where he and Cindi were active with the Peace River Boating Club.
He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.
A Celebration of Life is planned for a future date.
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