Richard Keith Sanderson, 79, of Searcy passed away on Tuesday, October 22nd at Oakdale Nursing Home in Judsonia, Arkansas. He was born in Delavan, Illinois on August 12, 1934 to the late Paul Sanderson and Cleo Breeden Sanderson. He grew up in Pekin, Illinois, graduated from Bradley University and retired as a salesman from Keystone Steel.
He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and first wife, Erma Bacon Sanderson.
He is survived by his second wife, Phyllis Bacon Behrens; one daughter, Kelly Wollenberg (Glen); son, David Sanderson (Terri), son, Rick Sanderson (Katie), son/nephew, Mark Behrens (Victoria) and son/nephew, Jon Behrens (Julie), grandchildren, Andrew Wollenberg, Robert Wollenberg, Kate Wollenberg, Chelsey Sanderson, Colleen Sanderson, Courtney Sanderson, Chance Sanderson, Caroline Sanderson, Will Sanderson, Michael Behrens, Leonard Behrens, niece, Julie Jefferson and nephew, Kurt Jefferson.
Keith moved to Searcy when he married Phyllis. He enjoyed volunteering at White County Medical Center until his health would not permit it. He was a loving father and husband who loved them until his death.
Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements. There will be a family memorial service led by Chaplain Tim Corley of White County Medical Center. There will be no visitation.
In Lieu of flowers the family request that memorials be made to White County Medical Center Volunteers.
Condolences may be left at www.SearcyMcEuenFuneralHome.com