James “Jim” Sanderson, age 65, of Hot Springs, died Tuesday Nov 28,2017
He was born on October 17, 1952 in Madison, Wisconsin, the son of Dr. Richard Sanderson and Georgia Dickey Sanderson. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Jim also lived in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Kansas City, Missouri until he settled in Hot Springs. He was known and loved by so many in the Hot Springs area. Sharing his love for music and using his skills as a sound engineer he enhanced the performances of several top artists. He was a member of the IAISE Local #201 and was employed by Little Rock Stage Group.
He loved his home which he named Goose Poop ranch, where he lived with his beloved cat Thelma, and a menagerie of birds, geese and other animals.
Much of the time you could find him speeding along in his Mini Cooper enjoying everything the road had to offer and taking incredible photos along the way.
Jim brought a warm smile and encouraging spirit everywhere he went. He was employed by Hot Springs National Park (Bath House Row) where he had volunteered for many years. How fortunate for the tourist who were shown around our city by such a wonderful guide.
He is survived by cousins, Pamela Woods of Worthington Ohio, Dr. James K Purdy of Tiger, Georgia, Donna Hanson of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Harry Weelborg of Canton Kansas, Ann Chrisbens of Boulder, Colorado, Dr. James Smith of Agency, Missouri and Dick Burroughs of Troy, Idaho; and many friends who considered Jim family.
Memorial services will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, December 8, 2017 Davis Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Hot Springs.
A celebration of Jim’s life will be held at The Big Chill ,910 Higdon Ferry Road following the service.