Norman L Sanders

5 August, 19481 January, 2021

Norman L Sanders was born to the late Wardie and Willard Sanders in Bowling Green, Kentucky on August 5, 1948.

His grandparents were Wash and Millie Sanders of Cub Run, Kentucky and John M. and Ida Cain of Mammoth Cave, who have also preceded him in passing.

Norman graduated from Mt. Washington high school in 1966 and attended University of Louisville. He then joined the US Army Corps of Engineers and after 26 years of working in Louisville, Kentucky, Grand Junction, Colorado, Anchorage, Alaska and Washington, North Carolina he retired.

While with the federal government, Norman worked 23 Federal Disasters all over the United States. He received a liver transplant at Duke University in 1991. He also worked for Home Depot for 14 years after returning to Louisville in 1996. Norman served as Treasurer for Second Chance at Life for many years. Was Ambassador for Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates since 1996. Worked with many health fairs, having signed up over 300 organ donors. Norman was also a Kentucky Colonel, a diehard UK basketball fan, and collected Tony Stewart NASCAR items along with Coca-Cola items and baseball cards.

Norman joined Jaycees in 1975, he served as the local director in Louisville Kentucky. He was also the local director for the Community Development, Vice President and President of the Grand Junction, Co Jaycees, Muscular Dystrophy Program Manager and Regional Vice President of the Colorado Jaycees and Management Developer Vice President of the Alaska Jaycees. He served as president of the Kentucky JCI Senate from 2008 - 2009.

Norman is survived by his sisters; Zelma Wilson, Sandy Ashley, Paula Meredith, Kaye Ray, all of Brownsville, Kentucky, Carla Decker, and Regina Wood, both of Smiths Grove Kentucky and several nieces and nephews and cousins, His extended family; Martha and Johnny Hodge, Vickie Stow, Bob and Mary Bremm, Glen and Sheri Taylor, Jamie, Angie, Tiffany and Braxton Hill, all of Louisville.

Visitation will take place on Thursday, January 14 from 11 to 2 PM with the funeral to follow at Arch L Heady at Resthaven Funeral Home, 4400 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, KY 40218. Mr. Sanders will be laid to rest in Resthaven Memorial Park.


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Evelyn Hill

12 January 2021

I knew Norm during my time as Volunteer Coordinator with Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates. Norm was always willing to work a health fair and volunteer to work at the KY State Fair to sign up organ and tissue donors. It was my pleasure to work with him and especially to know him. You will be missed, Norm. I pray for God to comfort your family and friends left behind to cherish his memory. Evelyn Hill

gary downs

9 January 2021

I really liked Norm, he believed in the Jaycee Creed and was at every function I was fortunate to attend. I have not be able to attend many for a while. He was on my email and I knew he loved the John and Allen band. He went to Mt. Washington to see them play often. John and Allen used to play at the Holiday Inn up the road and I became good friends with them then. I am sure they will miss seeing Norm like all of us will.

June Mefford

8 January 2021

We have known each other for 50 years from the time I worked at the Corps in the early 70s until now. We carpooled for three years--you drove, I rode. In more recent years we became dining companions--breakfast, lunch, early dinner and occasional trips to the flea markets. You were always good company and always a gentleman. You loved kids and animals and always had good stories to tell about your travels in Colorado and Alaska. You are already missed. I'm glad that you were in my life.

Bradford Blain

8 January 2021

I will miss my traveling buddy, Norm. We had plans that will now not be completed. Had a good time traveling to many Senate functions together. I could never get over going to a good steak house and Norm would always order a hamburger?? He had a great sense of humor and great life stories to share. Norm I will miss you.

Vette Sutton

7 January 2021

Norm was a true friend to so many. Our paths didn't cross often but when they did he was always full of kind words and a great sense of humor!!! Norm, your Jaycee and Senate family will miss you greatly. Rest easy my friend, we will take it from here. ❤️

Cyndi Thornburg Schnell

4 January 2021

Thanks so much for being the kind, considerate friend over the past 15 years. I’ll miss your unusual humor and you crazy FB posts. Our last adventure together was to Bardstown. We had a great time until time to come home and the car battery was dead. You were patient as we got jumped and on our way home. Rest In Peace my friend until we meet again. Cyndi & Keith Schnell

Reese Malott

4 January 2021

Norm and I served as State JCI Senate Presidents at the same time. Norm was a great asset to Kentucky & Region V JCI Senate as well as a great friend to many people throughout the State, Region and Nat’l JCI Senate. He will be missed! RIP Norm!!

Mary Cook

4 January 2021

Norman what will we do without you! All our fun times at Halftimes, Two Lane and where ever JOHN and ALLEN played. Sure will miss all our laughts and keep your glass of Mt. Dew filled. You were a great guy. R.IP. my Friend

Anna Walsh

4 January 2021

I am so shocked and deeply saddened to learn of Norman’s passing. What a great guy and a lot of fun. I worked with him at the Louisville District Corps of Engineers in Operations Division. He was the first guy I went on a date with there. I was 19 years old. I will never forget him. We have kept in touch on Facebook and I always enjoyed hearing from him. I am hopeful that he is at peace and reunited with his mom. I will miss you forever Stormin’ Norman. Love, Anna

Ronald Gasaway

4 January 2021

So sorry to hear that Norm passed. I worked with him in Hydraulics and Operations Div. He was always a great person to work with. And, he almost always attended my retirement luncheon at Golden Coral in Clarksville every month. I will miss him a lot. RIP Storming Norman.