Bernard Clark Sanders

May 19, 2013

Maggie Valley — 1930-2013

Bernard Clark Sanders, 83, of Maggie Valley, passed away, Saturday, May 18, 2013, at MedWest Hospital. He was born in Oramel, New York, on Feb. 20, 1930, to the late Arland and Rosemary Perry Sanders.

He devoted much of his working life as a police officer in Albany, Georgia, and a Sgt. for the sheriff’s department in Sarasota, Florida until he retired in 1992. He loved classic cars, the mountains, and traveling the back roads.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his daughter, Nancy Juanita Sanders; brothers, Robert and Clair Sanders; and sister, Beverly Moore.

Survivors include, his loving wife Deborah Sanders; children, Rebecca Valentine (Joseph), Brian Sanders (Juanita), Bradley Sanders (Sheri), Bette Raines (Anthony); brothers, Harland “Skip” Sanders (Rosemary) and Herman Sanders (Nancy); sister, Rosemary Harmon (Vern); nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Private burial will be held at Garrett Hillcrest Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Maggie Valley United Methodist Church, 4192 Soco Road, Maggie Valley, NC 28751.

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