Robert W. Sanders, age 72, died peacefully on Sunday, January 9th 2022, after a long illness. Bob was the son of Dorothy Furman Sanders and Robert W. Sanders, Sr.
He was raised in Walterboro, South Carolina where he graduated with the Walterboro High School class of 1967.
He went on to attend The Citadel before joining the Air Force. His happiest memories as a child were the times spent with his grandfathers, fishing and hunting in Allendale and Barnwell. Later in life he turned that love of the outdoors into a full time career with FishingWithBob of Seaside, Florida, Edisto Inshore Charters and Big Fork Farms Realty, a land sales company based in Barnwell, SC.
After suffering a debilitating paralysis, he used his fishing experience to develop a salt water trout lure called the Trout Trick, which was an immediate hit in the guide community. Bob loved teaching the children on his charters how to land that first fish, but he was most passionate about Arkansas duck hunting and regaling his Memphis friends with countless tall tales of the Lowcountry.
He was dedicated to the protection of the wetlands and hardwoods of South Carolina and was proud to be part of the conservation mission of Ducks Unlimited as a Legacy Sponsor. Bob’s deep southern drawl and affable charm will be missed by all those who loved him.
He was predeceased by his parents and two of his brothers, John Sanders and Jerry Sanders. He is survived by his brother, Earl Sanders, his niece Rita Sellers (Christopher) and nephews Furman Sanders (Sawyer) and Earl Sanders, Jr. as well as his still doting former wife, Fran Doggrell, and all of the Doggrell family who loved their Uncle Bob Doggrell.
The family would like to thank the fine staff at the Veterans Victory House of Walterboro and especially his friend and nurse, Shaquanda Anderson, for their exceptional care of Bob in his last years.
A graveside service will be held in the spring in Memphis where Bob elected to have his ashes interred.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Bob’s name to Ducks Unlimited https://www.ducks.org/get-involved/memorial-giving or to a charity of the donors choice.
‘The best thing about hunting and fishing’, the Old Man said, ‘is that you don’t have to actually do it to enjoy it. You can go to bed every night thinking about how much fun you had twenty years ago, and it all comes back clear as moonlight.’ The Old Man and The Boy by Robert Ruark
Arrangements by: THE BRICE W. HERNDON AND SONS FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATORY, WALTERBORO CHAPEL, 1193 Bells Highway, Walterboro, 843.538.5408. Visit the registry online at: www.briceherndonfuneralhome.com.
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