CHATSWORTH — James W. Sanders, 87, of Chatsworth, passed away at 10:10 a.m. Wednesday (Dec. 9, 2015) at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Chatsworth. Private family service and burial will be held with military honors at the Chatsworth Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

James was born in Pleasant Ridge Township, a son of William and Wavie Barber Sanders.

He is survived by one son, Scott (Angel) Sanders, Chatsworth; three grandchildren, Jess Sanders, Chatsworth; Kristi (Adam) Colclasure, Reddick; and Caleb Kennel, Bloomington; two stepchildren, Mary Watson, Kentucky, and Tony Glen Masden, Bloomington; two great-grandchildren, Amia and Rylan Colclasure; one brother, Albert Sanders, Thawville; one sister-in-law, Mary Ellen Sanders; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sue; two sons, Larry and Eric Sanders; his parents; three brothers, Verne (Dorothy) Sanders, Wayne Sanders, and Vendell (Marlene) Sanders.

He was a graduate of Chatsworth High School. He served his country in the U.S. Army in Korea during the war with the 23rd Infantry Regiment of the 2nd Division.

James and his brother, Verne, owned and operated the Chatsworth Feed Mill in the late 1940s. He also owned and operated the Laundromat in Chatsworth for 20 years. He farmed and was a carpenter for several contractors in the area.

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