Robert J. Sanderson IIIRobert J. Sanderson III was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan on January 7, 1968. He passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family on June 28, 2020. He is survived by his two daughters: Britanie J. Sanderson (Mark) and Tonie M. Westlake, and sons: Derek R. Sanderson (Brittany) and Nathaniel J. Westlake (Samantha); he was a loving grandfather of seven beautiful grandchildren: Kaiden, Marlee, Brantley, Charlie, Addelyn, Rilyn, and Oaklee, step grandson Aidan; ex-spouse and best friend of 20 years Jo Anne Bailey Sanderson (Mike); his brothers: Bill Blair, Gary Blair, and Randal Blair; sisters: Cheryl Annett, Karen Blair-Coleman, and Terri Sanderson; and also his little fur baby Paco.
He was preceded in death by his father Robert and his mother Joyce and sister Linda.
Robert cherished his time with his children, grandchildren, friends, family, and many co-workers enjoying hunting, motorcycles, camping, and good times. He was a dedicated United Auto Worker at Ford Motor Company for 30 years and took pride in every accomplishment.
Per Robert’s wishes, a visitation was held at Herrmann Funeral Home in Fowlerville on Wednesday July 1, 2020 from 2:00-4:00pm & 6:00-8:00pm. A graveside service was held at Greenwood Cemetery the following day on Thursday July 2, 2020 at 11:00am. Celebration of life was held at his best friend Kevin Ish’s residence in Fowlerville following the service.
The family would especially like to thank the staff at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital of Ann Arbor, Providence Park of Novi, Residential Home Health, and Herrmann Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at pjherrmannfuneralhome.com