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Ricky Sanders, age 54, of Oakland, Kentucky, passed away Sunday, September 27, 2015, at his home. He was a native of Hart County, a 1978 graduate of Caverna High School, a former employee of Winn Funeral Home, R.R. Donnelley & Sons, a former firearms instructor, a KSP reconstructionist and trooper for 10 years. He was a former Police Chief for the City of Horse Cave, a member of the Barren Drug Task Force and formerly worked for the Edmonson County Sheriff's Department. He is the current sitting Chief of Brownsville Police Department and a member of Oakland Baptist Church. He also enjoyed photography.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Romie & Margie Fancher Sanders, one brother, Jeffery Poynter, and his uncle and aunt, Hollys and Mayme Logsdon.
He is survived by his wife, Cinda Watts Sanders, of Oakland, two sons, Jacob Sanders, of Las Vegas, Nevada, & Jesse Sanders of Oakland, five brothers, Keith Poynter of Cave City, Albert Poynter of Cincinnati, OH, Allan Sanders, Mark Sanders, and Barry Sanders, all of Cave City, several nieces, nephews and a host of family & friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 1, 2015, at Winn Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Horse Cave Municipal Cemetery. Visitation at Winn Funeral Home from 2-8 p.m. on Wednesday, and on Thursday from 8 a.m. until time of service.
Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of contributions to Oakland Baptist Church and/or Hospice of Southern Kentucky.
To Ricky's family I would like to express my sympathy as from my fellow employees at the Warren County Sheriff's Office. Ricky and I attended the Kentucky State Police Academy together in 1989 and were both assigned to Post 3 (Bowling Green) where we worked together for years. Ricky was a good Trooper and a good person. Rest well Ricky, you will be missed.
Tommy Smith Sep 29 2015 12:00 AM
Cinda, Jake, and Jesse, we are so sorry for your loss! May God place his arems around you and carry you through this time of sorrow! We shall be praying for you as you go through this time of grief! May God bless each of you is our prayer now and forever! We love you and if we can help in any way, we will gladly do so. Just ask!
Paul and Brenda Watts Sep 29 2015 12:00 AM
Ricky was a very good friend to me; we worked together at Horse Cave PD and had many good times together, both at work and off time to. Ricky, thank you so much for your testimony by telling me that your heart was right with the Lord. I know you're in heaven looking down and someday I will see you again. RIP! Brother 601
Jeff Wright Sep 29 2015 12:00 AM