Robert E Sanderson

February 10th, 1936 to July 18th, 2016

Robert “Shorty” Sanderson Sr., 80, of Port Huron, went home peacefully to be with the Lord on Monday, July 18, 2016 after a very short battle with cancer.

He was born February 10, 1936 in Port Huron. He served in U.S. Air Force as a fireman. He was an avid sports lover and loved the University of Michigan.

He leaves to mourn his passing eight children, Dwoine K. Thigpen Sr., Robin McDaniel, Mary (Michael) Carr, Sharese Sanderson, Tina (Secarr) Flow, Robert E. Sanderson Jr., Kenya (Andre) Lewis and Faun Sanderson; two special grandsons who looked to him as a father, DeAngielo Sanderson Sr. and Javis Sanderson; 27 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren; two sisters, Renee (Emmett) Williams and Carla (Dorsey) Ross; a brother, Warren Spear; special cousin, Bonnie Summers; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 54 years, Jaephus Sanderson; son, Hillary; and daughter, Faun D. Sanderson I; and parents, Bill and Marie Spear.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, 2016 in New Covenant Life Ministries with visitation beginning at noon. The Rev. Veter Nichols and Rev. Carl Miller will officiate.

Arrangements are by Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. To send condolences, visit

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