SALEM - Charles Alfred Sanders Sr., 66, of Salem died at 12:50 a.m. Thursday at his home with his family and his beloved cat Precious.
He was born on Sept. 9, 1946 in Carbon Hill, Ohio, a son of the late George and Rebecca (Leinger) Sanders.
He was employed at Jem Clay as a millright for 10 years in Sebring, Altomare Welding for 14 years in Leetonia, AA Equipment for five years in Leetonia, Dilco Ind. for three years in Salem, Lewis Refuge as a bulldozer operator for six years in Salem, and as a self employed auto mechanic for 32 years in Salem.
He enjoyed fishing, playing cards, playing pool and bowling.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his siblings, brother Ted Sanders and half brothers Joe and George Giffin.
He is survived by his long time companion of 30 years, Naomi Wilson; his children, Lora Ann White of North Benton, Nicole Ann (husband James) Beers Jr. and Charles A. Sanders Jr., both of Salem; 11 grandchildren; a nephew David Sanders of Salem; one step niece and six step nephews; and his beloved cat Precious.
Services will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Francis Burkhart officiating. The immediate family will hold a private burial at Highland Memorial Park.
A time of visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday.
You can view the complete obituary, sign the guest book at www.apgreenisenfh.com.