Rodney “Col.” Sanders, age 73 of Gallatin, passed away Monday, March 7, 2022. Graveside Service, with Military Honors, will be Thursday, March 10th at 2:00 p.m. at Sumner Memorial Gardens, with Bro. Jerry Peace officiating and family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be at Family Heritage Funeral Home Thursday, March 10th from 11:00 a.m. until time to leave for the cemetery.
Mr. Sanders was born in Battle Creek, Michigan. He is preceded in death by mother, Anna Martin; and son, Greg Sanders. He is survived by wife of 9 years, Marilyn Williamson Sanders of Gallatin; son, Michael Sanders of Clarksville; daughters, Misty Johnson (Russ) of Clarksville and Tiffany Dowker (Sean) of Clarksville; 4 grandchildren, Brook Huffaker, Ryleigh Dowker, Courtney Dowker, and Madden Dowker; and fur baby, Bandit. Mr. Sanders retired from the United States Army as a Green Beret after over 20 years of service to our country. He later retired from the State of Tennessee. Mr. Sanders was a founder and a coach of Little League Green Wave Football. He was a fan of Nascar and Dale Earnhardt, Sr, and loved gardening. Online condolences may be submitted at familyheritagefh.com. Family Heritage Funeral Home has been honored to assist the family.