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Paul Sanders

February 23, 1964-January 8, 2019

MILAN — Paul E. Sanders, 54, of Milan, went to join the arms of his Lord on Jan. 8, 2019, at home.

A Celebration of Life visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11, at The Knox Chapel of Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, 2106 7th Avenue, Rock Island. Memorials may be made to the family.

Paul was born Feb. 23, 1964, in Charleston S.C. Paul started working at an early age at his family’s metal polishing shop. He was a very hard worker. Paul had a handyman business for over 15 years, donating his time to those he found had need but could not afford the services. In 2013 he started Sanders Transportation.

In 1984 Paul met and married his soulmate, Sonya Hunt, and they married in 2002. Although divorced in 2014, Paul and Sonya remained very close friends who spoke every day.

Paul enjoyed fishing, hunting, riding his motorcycle, spending time outdoors and collecting movies. He was an avid Packers fan. Paul had three dogs whom were a joy to him. He had a huge heart, a wicked sense of humor and will be missed by his friends and family

Paul is survived by his mother, Deanne Sanders; brother, Ralph Sanders Jr. ( Cassie ); brother, Raymond Sanders; daughters, Ashley (Allen) Frahm, Kayla Hunt (Cj), Rachael (Aaron) DeBates; niece, Rebecca (Eric) Barkman; a nephew, Paul Sanders. He had nine grandchildren he loved very much, Isaac, Issabella, Jacob and AJ Frahm, Allen Little, Sonya and Jasmine Buckley, Caleb Skinner, Andrew Brandmeyer.

He was preceded to heaven by his grandparents, Anne and Paul Glaudel, Stanley and Thelma Sanders; aunt; uncles; and fathers, Ralph Sanders and James Hunt.

Online condolences may be left to Paul’s family at

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