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Rev. Gary L. Sanderson

Rev. Gary L. Sanderson of Flushing, age 84, passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2020, at Courtyard Manor Assisted Living in Swartz Creek. A private family gathering will be held with interment at New Haven Cemetery, Owosso. A public memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, those intent on an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions to Court Street United Methodist Church, Flint Michigan.
 
Gary was born in Owosso, Michigan on October 5, 1936, the son of Lloyd and Harriet (Matthews) Sanderson. He married Caroline Warner on August 8, 1964, in Owosso, Michigan. Gary graduated from Corunna High School. He earned a bachelors degree from Michigan State University and went on to attend Chandler School of Theology, at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Gary was ordained an Elder in the Michigan United Methodist Conference. Gary pastored the Goodrich, Durand, Wyandotte First, Flushing and Ann Arbor West Side United Methodist Churches. In retirement, Gary ministered at Flint Court Street United Methodist Church as an Associate Pastor of Pastoral Care. 
 
Gary served on the Flint District Board of Church Building and Location, the Flint District Committee on the Superintendency, the Detroit Conference Division of Evangelism, the United Methodist Foundation and the Detroit Conference Board of Pensions. 
 
Gary is survived by his loving wife, Caroline; son, Marc and wife Marie and special grandsons, Riley, Grayson and Nicholas Sanderson of Sartell, MN; sister, Mildred and husband Ron Smith of Owosso; and nephews, Jeffrey and Matthew Smith.
 
Words of sympathy and encouragement can be sent to:
Caroline Sanderson
319 Sunburst
Flushing, MI  48433

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