Billy Sander | Radio WCLU

1942 – 2022

Billy Lee Sanders, 80, left this life peacefully on Saturday, June 4, 2022, on the farm where he was born and raised. The Edmonson County native was born on April 24, 1942 to the late Reverend Charlie and Millie Highbaugh Sanders. He was married to Barbara Torralba Sanders, who survives.

Billy was a career veteran of the US Air Force, where he retired as a Master Sergeant. After retirement, he worked for the civil service as a logistics plan specialist at Patrick Air Force Base in Florida and the Edmonson County Corps of Engineers at Nolin Lake. He was a member of Hill Grove Missionary Baptist Church and Washington Meredith Masonic Lodge #355 F&AM.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and cultivating a garden. He also enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Besides his wife, he leaves to honor her memory – three children, Reagan Jefferies (Benjamin) of Melbourne, FL, Jennifer Bean (Robert) of Mammoth Cave and Heath Sanders (Ashley) of Melbourne, FL; twelve grandchildren, Christina Patterson, Cailey Bean, Corey Bean, Alyssa Ware (William), Austin Masone, Kyle Sanders, Emily Sanders, Cole Pierce, Hunter Pierce, Zack Pierce, Nick Jefferies and Matt Jefferies; two great-grandchildren, James Patterson and Kendall Ware; three siblings, Betty Childress (Mike) of Munfordville, Cleo Brown (Bill) of Mammoth Cave and Oda Sanders (Rosalee) of Pig and one sister-in-law, Sandra Torralba. He was also predeceased by siblings, Cora S. Turner, Daphna Sanders, Barbara Watt, Christine Gipson, Delta Sanders, Josie Taylor, Clarence Sanders, Japath Sanders and Duel Sanders.

The family would like to extend special thanks to her sister-in-law, Sandra Torralba, as well as Hospice of Southern Kentucky staff Fred Newton, Shawn Smith, Amber Clark and Chaplain Todd Tarbett, for helping to care admirably for Billy with such dignity. and compassion during his last days.

Interment will be in Hill Grove Church Cemetery with military honors from Grave by Nesbit Alexander Memorial Post #6937 VFW.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Hospice of Southern Kentucky, 5872 Scottsville Rd., Bowling Green, KY 42104.


11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, June 9, 2022

Patton Funeral Home Brownsville Chapel


2 p.m., Thursday, June 9, 2022

Patton Funeral Home Brownsville Chapel


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