William Mack "Bill" Sanders Sr.,
74, of Westfield, departed this life Thursday, November 9, 2017. He was born February 1, 1943 in Indianapolis to the late John D. and Mildred B. (McRoberts) Sanders. Bill earned his degree from Indiana University and would then embark on a longtime career as a real estate appraiser. Bill owned his own appraisal company and worked tirelessly from coast to coast as a commercial appraiser. He had an incredible memory and through his terrific sense of humor, could instantly connect with strangers in his travels. He loved railroad history and model railroading. He had a particularly strong spirit of the west and enjoyed playing the stock markets. Bill appreciated the little things in life and was a connoisseur of candy and cafes throughout the 48 states. He was a member of Carmel Masonic Lodge #421, Scottish Rite Cathedral, The NRA, American Quarter Horse Association, MAI member of the Appraisal Institute, the Appraisal Institute of Canada, Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad Inc., Mountain State Railroad & Logging Historical Association and the Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest.
He is survived by his wife Janet Raab Sanders, his children, William Sanders, Jr. and Beth (Bill) Nuzum; his step-children Pamela Berutti (Bill), Barbara Ricks (Louis), Michele O' Connor (Patrick) beloved grandchildren, Will and Ben Sanders and Sandy, Katie and Megan Nuzum; step-grandchildren Carter and Marshall Berutti, Brody Ricks, Jack, Daniel and Catherine O'Connor who adored their grandfather. He is also survived by special nieces and nephews. Bill was preceded in death by his sister, Martha Sue Kinney.
Visitation will be from 5:00 - 8:00 pm on Friday, November 17th at Leppert Mortuary - Smith Carmel Chapel. A memorial service with Masonic Services will begin at 8:00 pm. At Bill's request, please no suits or ties. Come as you are...
In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to IndyCLAW Animal Rescue or to Carmel Masonic Lodge #421.
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