Ronnie R. Sanders, age 62, of Mt. Vernon, passed away 6:13 p.m. Monday, May 5, 2014, at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mt. Vernon.
Ronnie was born Dec. 25, 1951, in Centralia, a son of Kermit and Nadine (Peters) Sanders. He married Beverly (Lawler) on Dec. 6, 1983 in Mt. Vernon, and she survives in Mt. Vernon.
Mr. Sanders was a member of the Central Christian Church in Mt. Vernon. He was a house painter for Larry Jones Painting.
Ronnie is survived by his wife, Beverly Lawler-Sanders of Mt. Vernon; two brothers, Carl Sanders and wife Susan and Butch Sanders; one sister, Ruth Brooks; father-in-law, Melvin Lawler and wife Martha; mother-in-law, Joann Cascio; brothers-in-law, Alan Lawler and wife Lorin and Mitchell Cascio; and a sister-in-law, Marie Jo Hastings and husband David.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Kermit and Nadine (Peters) Sanders; sisters, Joan Blanks and Nancy Covington; brother, Larry Sanders; and two nephews, Larry Richard “Dickie” Blanks and Dennis Blanks.
Funeral service will be held 7 p.m. Thursday at Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with Pastor Michael Sheets officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until service time on Thursday at the funeral home. Graveside committal service will be held 1 p.m. Friday at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens in Taylorville.
For those who wish, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and will be accepted at the funeral home.
For more information you may call Newell Funeral Home at 246-0100 or visit at www.newellfuneralhome.com.