Clinton Sanders, Jr., 55, Monterey, passed away at 10:30 p.m. April 11, 2020, at Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne.
The son of Clinton, Sr. and Elvira (Carnegie) Sanders, he was born on Oct. 20, 1964, in Gary. He graduated from Culver Junior/Senior High School as part of the class of 1984. On July 22, 1987, he married the love of his life, Susona Pena. He worked at the Culver Military Academy dining hall for 10 years, along with having worked a variety of other jobs over the years. He attended the New Revelation Church in Gary.. During his free time, he enjoyed fishing and hunting, music and dancing. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his loving wife: Susona, Monterey; a daughter: Whitney Sanders (and companion Dylan Rick), Leiters Ford; sons: Clifton Sanders, Monterey; Johnathan Sanders (and companion Jade Wagers), Argos; and Jordan Sanders (and companion Ashley Mecedonio), Leiters Ford; grandchildren: Mariah, Nicholas, Christopher, Zariah, Blake, Emilia, Darius, Veronica, Grayson, Illyanna, Lincoln and Jacklyne also survive; mother: Elvira Sanders, Gary; along with brother and sister-in-laws: Samuel (Renita) Carnegie, Las Vegas, Nev.; and Vincent Carnegie, Argos, survive as well. Other survivors include his uncle: J.W. Carneygee, Gary; a nephew: Nathaniel Carnegie (and companion Audrey Holcom), Mishawaka; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his father: Clinton Sr.; a sister: Beverly Carnegie; a brother: Victor Carnegie; mother-in-law: Dora Pena; father-in-law: Alejandro Pena; sister-in-law: Idolina Swinehart; and brother-in-law: Fransisco Ybarra.
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, private family graveside services will be held at Riverside Memorial Cemetery, Monterey.