Richard Lee Sanders

June 11, 1935February 26, 2019

Richard Sanders was born in Louisville, Kentucky on June 11, 1935, and lived most of his life in Chamblee, Georgia. He was a Navy veteran on the WWII destroyer, the U.S.S. Shields (DD596) as a Radioman during the Korean War era. He was passionate about his local community and was an avid fisherman who loved the outdoors. He passed away the morning of February 26, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 66 years (married 9/20/1952), Roberta Yvonne Sanders, and his two sons: Richard Jr. and Christopher, and two grandchildren: Chance and Samantha. Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 2 from 10:30am to 12pm, followed by the funeral at noon. The location is H.M. Patterson & Son - Oglethorpe Hill Chapel, located at 4550 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30319.


  • Visitation Saturday, March 2, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 2, 2019
  • Committal Service Saturday, March 2, 2019

Richard Lee Sanders

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Matt Sitter

February 27, 2019

Richard and his wife, Yvonne, bought the first house in our neighborhood when it was brand new back in 1962. He was a strong supporter of the homeowner's association and the local community...I will miss seeing Richard at our functions, and my thoughts go out to his family...