Roy George Sanderson of Chelsea, Michigan, age 77, died Thursday, March 5, 2020 in Novi. He was born September 1, 1942 in Chelsea, Michigan, the son of George Edward & Lucille May (Hoover) Sanderson. Roy graduated from Chelsea High School in 1962. He married Roberta (Gerlach) in Aurora, IL in 1967. Roy retired from Ann Arbor Public School System in 2004. He is survived by his wife, Roberta; son, Joel (Allison) Sanderson of San Tan Valley, AZ; a daughter, Johanna Sanderson of Gold Canyon AZ; son-in-law Charles Vogt; 5 grandchildren, Jacob (Chelsea) Vogt, Joshua (Kylie) Vogt, Molly (Corey) Gorecki, Max and Meghan Sanderson; 2 great-grandchildren, Kasey and Ellie Vogt; his siblings, Lola (Troy) Lewis, Carol Sanderson, Gary (Gayl) Sanderson, Tom Sanderson; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Amy Vogt.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 14, at 2:00 pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Chelsea, MI. Family and friends are invited to celebrate Roy’s life at the Grass Lake Depot after the service from 3-5 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Arrangements by Cole Funeral Chapel, Chelsea.