Neil Richard Sanders

June 7, 1939 - October 2, 2021
Neil Richard Sanders

Neil R. Sanders, 82, of Martins Ferry passed away on Saturday October 2nd, 2021 at Forrest Hills in St. Clairsville, OH. He was preceded in death by his parents, Catherine A. (Stubbs) and Hugh G. Sanders of Hamilton, OH; 2 half brothers, James and Harry Shields and his first wife of almost 44 years, Martha R. (Lewis) Sanders.
He is survived by his wife, Georgia J. (Ashbrook) Sanders of Martins Ferry, OH; sons, Gregory (Sherry) Sanders SR. of St. Clairsville, OH, Lance (Tara) Sanders of Cambridge, OH; a sister, Deborah K. (Grubb) Sanders of Columbus, OH; stepchildren, Glenda Bodemann of Martins Ferry, OH, George Ashbrook of Columbus, OH, Gail Meyer of Wheeling, WV; grandchildren, Greg Sanders Jr., Torrie Sanders, Lindsay Bodemann, Keith Meyer, Taylor, Kennedy and Kaitlin Sanders.
Neil was retired from the Ohio State Highway Patrol and his last assignment was a Lieutenant (Post Commander) of the St. Clairsville Post (1978-1990).
He graduated from the Ohio State Highway Patrol 61st class, April 11, 1963.
He has an associate degree from Sinclair Community College, Dayton, OH in Applied Sciences. He was a graduate of S.P.I. (Southern Police Institute) University of Louisville, Louisville, KLY. He also completed the B.O.L.D. program (Bachelors of Leadership and Development) at Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling, WV. He attended classes at Case Western University, Cleveland, OH, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH, Northwestern (N.U.T.I.) University, Evanston, IL, Ohio University Eastern, St. Clairsville, OH.
Other than his family, his proudest accomplishment was being an Ohio State Highway Patrol member. A career highlight was being selected as Patrolman of the Year in 1971.
He will be missed by some….
Arrangements by Care Funeral Home and Cremation Specialists, St. Clairsville, OH will be at the convenience of the family.
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  • October 05, 2021
    Lance Sanders says:
    Love you dad,I miss you already but I'm glad youre with mom now..i couldn't have asked for a better father!

  • October 06, 2021
    Colonel Richard and Captain Brenda Collins, OSHP Retired says:
    Our condolences to Georgia and the Sanders family. Rest in Peace Neil and thank you for your service and friendship. A life well lived.

  • October 06, 2021
    Kathy Goddard says:
    Will always remember the friendship and love that Bill and I and Rob shared with Neil and Family. Such a good man that loved his family and friends and community. I hope Bill was waiting on you Neil. Our condolences to all the family.

  • October 07, 2021
    judith maroney says:
    Was sorry to learn of Neil's passing and my deepest sympathy to his family. I have fond memories of him and the friendship my husband and he shared coaching little league. He had patience and kindness for all.

  • October 08, 2021
    Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Comas says:
    We have know Neil for several years. I miss sitting across from him playing cards. So sorry to hear of his passing. We will miss the kindness of Neil and Georgia given to us while playing cards.