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Wednesday May 15th, 2019
6:00pm - 9:00pm

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William Bernie Sanders Jr.

William Bernie Sanders Jr. 73 of Chapmanville, WV departed this life Sunday, May 12, 2019. He was a long term resident of Barnabus, WV. He was born March 16, 1946 in Micco, WV. Mr. Sanders was a proud veteran that served his country for twenty years. He served two years in Vietnam and went on various stateside and abroad tours.

Mr.Sanders has gone to be with his beloved family that has gone on before him, his spouse: Joyce (Curry) Sanders; his father: William Bernie Sanders Sr.; his mother: Bessie Frye Sanders; sisters: (infant) Mary Ann Sanders, (infant) Marcia Sanders, Louise Sanders MacMillan of Manassas, VA, and Trudy Sanders White of Alexandria, VA.

Those left to cherish Mr. Sanders includes his two sons: William Bernie Sanders III (Jessica) of Logan, WV and David Michael (Tiffany) Sanders of Chapmanville, WV; sisters: Gail (Jack) Mackey of Brandywine, WV, Chris (John) MacMillan of Maryland, Sandy (Bill) Estep of South Carolina, and Judy Strictland of Kansas.

Mr. Sanders enjoyed time with his five grandchildren: Lindsey Sanders, Logan Sanders, Ryder Sanders, Grayson Sanders, and Dawson Sanders. He also had a host of special nieces and nephews that he enjoyed at various family gatherings. The family would like to give a special thank you to Brenda Evans.

A celebration of his life will be held from 6:00-9:00 PM Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 at Collins Funeral Home Chapel. The family will hold a private graveside service. Collins Funeral Home Inc. of Switzer, WV is assisting the Sanders family with arrangements. Condolences may be left at; www.collinsfuneralhomewv.com./

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A candle was lit in memory of William Sanders Jr.

Cabby/Brenda May 25 2019 12:00 AM

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of William Bernie Sanders, Jr., give you peace, comfort and strength

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of .

US Army Veteran, William Bernie Sanders, Jr., is A True American Hero God Bless

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Cheryl J Skinner, WV Patriot Guard May 14 2019 12:00 AM

A Designers Choice was sent on May 14, 2019

Sent with caring thoughts and beloved memories of Uncle Bill. He will be sorely missed. Our heartfelt condolences, Vikki Spriggs (White) and Family

Expression of Sympathy May 14 2019 12:00 AM

Very sad to hear. A good friend growing up in Cow Creek. I know he will be missed.

Thurman George May 14 2019 12:00 AM

A RAYS OF SUMMER SUNSHINE was sent on May 13, 2019

Your at peace now Uncle Bill with Grandma and PaPa... I should have reached out to you sooner. I'm so sorry. I love you .. You were always so kind to me, I will never forget you... Love April

Expression of Sympathy May 13 2019 12:00 AM

A BALANCE EASEL SPRAY was sent on May 13, 2019

Judy has her faults Uncle Bill (Mutt) she would call you... You are her only Brother. She would tell me stories of your childhood growing up and your many adventures.. "Rest in Peace Brother, I love you" Judy

Expression of Sympathy May 13 2019 12:00 AM