Donald Lee Sanderson

October 1, 1942April 2, 2018

Donald Lee Sanderson passed from this life on April 2, 2018 at the age of 75. Loving husband of Carol. Beloved father of Cynthia (Randy) Parker, Malissa Potter, Donni Lee (Craig) Robinson, and Bobbi Jo (Chris) Shevrovich. Cherished grandfather of Lyndsey (Jason), Dustin, Travis, Ashley (Ronald), Lukas, Christopher (Heather), Bobby Colton (Jessica), Shane Lee, Amanda (T.J.), Josh, Hanna, Brandon (Megan), and Samantha. Donald is also survived by many loving great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Norah Tracy, Kay Hoadley, Jack (Cindy) Sanderson, Wesley Sanderson, Judy (Ed) Martin, the late Marion Jr., the late Edwin, the late Harry, the late Leo, and the late Dorothy. Donald is also survived by many extended family and friends at 4 Star.

Donald was a proud veteran of the US Army during the Vietnam War.

Visitation Friday, April 6 from 12-3pm, with a Funeral Service at 3pm, at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 34567 Michigan Avenue in Wayne. Memorials can be made to the wishes of the family.


  • Visitation Friday, April 6, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 6, 2018

Donald Lee Sanderson

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Sandra Hoadley

April 5, 2018

Just want you to know that I am thinking of you and praying for you! I can only imagine the loss you may feel. Remember that we love you and God loves you more.

Karre Ballard

April 5, 2018

Uncle Don (and Carol),
I hate it when life smacks us in the heart. You will be missed! Thank you for all of the visits with family down south, and the family reunion memories, with you and Tony cooking on the portable grill. Have a burger in heaven with all of our loved ones - hope they are as good as the ones you made for us! We will miss your smile and your stories.....
Karre, Kimrea, Kraig and families

John Barbee

April 5, 2018

I've had the pleasure of Don's friendship for almost 30 years. He drove a truck for my Father in Law and Brother in Law long before I decided to become a driver. When I began my driving career, Don took me under his wing and treated me like a son. I always drove in front but he was clearly the leader. He always told me "the hardest thing about trucking is staying awake". He could always tell if I was getting tired and made me pull over to rest. I know for a fact that I would have never made it in this business without his guidance. We talked on the CB radio everywhere we went about our families and life in general. He was very proud of his children and grandchildren. I could go on and on about how this kind man has influenced my life! Don was loved by everyone and he will be missed.
I love you buddy, thanks for everything!

John Barbee

Theresa Barbee

April 4, 2018

My sincerest condolences to the family. I remember when Don came to work for my dad and brother many years ago at BCB Leasing. Only a few remain with Four Star from back then. Most of the guys they hired back then where pretty young. Don was more mature than most and I can remember Dad and Gary talking about if he would work out or not. Not only was he one of their best employees but he stayed with them when they signed on to South Shore and then Four Star and decided to sell off their trucks so my dad could officially retire he continued on with Fourstar with my brother and husband. Just like my Dad and Brother who have both passed on. They do not make many men like them any more. He was an excellent worker and a wonderful person. An example of what men should be but are hard to find now days. He has been a mentor and friend to my Husband (John) for over 30 years and he will be truly missed.

Carrie Hunt-Howard

April 3, 2018

I have known Don since I was a baby and he was always a loving man and I remember him being very funny when I was a kid he used to make me laugh. He will be greatly missed, but he has earned his angel wings, so fly high with the rest of the angels in heaven Don. My loving thoughts and prayers are with the family. Say hi to my mom and dad.
With all my love ,

Diane Clarkston

April 3, 2018

Don ,
Was such a friendly person who always had a smile. He had a wonderful sense of humor and great outlook on life that he shared with many of us at Four Star .I’an thankful I had an opportunity to get to know him through the past years when I was working there. Please accept my deepest condolences. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you. May your heart and soul find peace and comfort.