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    Sunday, October 09 2022
    John Thomas Saunders

    Posted by: Clarke and Staples Funeral Homes AT 03:58 pm   |  Permalink   |  25 Comments  |  Email
    Frank and our family have known the Saunders family for many years. We were especially glad Johnny came to visit us. We are so sorry for the loss of the fine man. We pray you find comfort in your memories. Hugs
    Posted by Venida Shields on 10/12/2022 - 06:21 PM
    We are TRUELLY sorry for your loss and praying for the family 🕇📖❤🙏We love you Sheri & Amanda 🙏🙏
    Posted by Donnie & Tami Gibbs on 10/12/2022 - 07:01 PM
    We are TRUELLY sorry for your loss and praying for the family 🕇📖❤🙏We love you Sheri & Amanda 🙏🙏
    Posted by Donnie & Tami Gibbs on 10/12/2022 - 07:02 PM
    Sheri and family. I can not express how so sorry I am for your loss. Johnny was such a kind soul and never knew a stranger. He's gone to the heavenly plain, but he will always watch over his family, and be forever in your heart. Love you girl. Linda
    Posted by Linda Jones on 10/12/2022 - 07:11 PM
    I got to know and truly appreciate Johnny this past year. While dealing with some family business, he was ready, willing and always available to assist Sheri with any and everything she needed done to complete several transactions. During each and every interaction I had with him he was always so kind. And it was truly evident how much he loved Sheri!! My continued thoughts and prayers with the entire family and especially Sheri—he was her everything! I hope she will take some comfort in knowing he is reunited with loving family members in Heaven. Love you Sheri! Deborah
    Posted by Deborah Carpenter on 10/12/2022 - 07:11 PM
    Sheri, Sending prayers to you and your family.
    Posted by Ernie and Cindy Abendschein on 10/12/2022 - 07:15 PM
    Sheri and family, I can not put into words how extremely sorry I am for your family's loss. Johnny was such a kind soul and he didn't know a stranger. He's moved on to the heavenly plain, but he will always watch over his family and will be forever in your heart. Love you girl. Linda jones
    Posted by Linda Jones on 10/12/2022 - 07:22 PM
    I'll always remember johnny bringing Sherri to Lake Gaston he was a kind gentle sole love and prayers to Sherri and Family💔
    Posted by Love Michael on 10/12/2022 - 07:33 PM
    Forever my friend
    Posted by Steve an Tonya Haydt on 10/12/2022 - 08:57 PM
    I would always tell Johnny when he would get his hair cut to "get his money back" and he would always tell me it was a traveling gypsy barber and we would laugh.
    Posted by Ken Crosby on 10/12/2022 - 10:32 PM
    Johnny was a kind and beautiful person inside and out he was always there when I needed help. He will sorely be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and I will be there for them Love Wanda
    Posted by Wanda Elliott on 10/13/2022 - 06:24 AM
    Thoughts, prayers and lots of love for you all.
    Posted by Pamela Williams on 10/13/2022 - 07:29 AM
    Amanda and Family, My prayers of strength and comfort are with you.
    Posted by Beverly Mosley on 10/13/2022 - 09:11 AM
    May your family find peace in knowing how bright their lives are for having been blessed with you in it. You are forever a wonderful man, father and husband.
    Posted by Linda Tyler on 10/13/2022 - 09:12 AM
    My prayers are with the family during this time. I was very saddened to hear of this. While I have not seen my cousin Johnny in years, the memories of us playing and climbing the apple trees at our grandparents is still strong. Praying, Tony Jonas
    Posted by Tony Jonas on 10/13/2022 - 09:28 AM
    So sorry for your loss ,Donnie and I will keep you in our prayers ,God bless each of you !!!!!Stella and Donnie Keesee
    Posted by Stella Keesee on 10/13/2022 - 11:46 AM
    Johnny you where a true gentleman ! I used to tell people that if you couldn't get along with Johnny there was something wrong with you ! I worked with Johnny and when I needed him or just in conversation he was always polite and kind to me. My condolences to his family!
    Posted by Sam Alascio on 10/13/2022 - 12:09 PM
    I am so sorry for you loss. I remember Johnny when he was young and at family reunions. He was always so kind. I know he will be missed.
    Posted by Saundra Plummer on 10/13/2022 - 09:12 PM
    I grew up with John and Sheri and their kids. We spent every minute together and they were Family. John was great man and loved and did everything for his family in honorable way. May we remember him forever in our hearts and may everyone affected by this find healing and love.
    Posted by Kevin Jones on 10/13/2022 - 10:06 PM
    Sheri and family, we are so sorry for your loss, praying for you and your family. Elwood & Louise Hardison 7
    Posted by Elwood & Louise Hardison on 10/14/2022 - 10:52 AM
    I am so sorry for your loss. His memory and love will be carried on in everyone who knew and loved him.
    Posted by Christan Rigsby on 10/14/2022 - 05:40 PM
    My condolences go out to the family. I grew up with the family. And my memories go back as far as I can remember. Our parents were friends. And I had other siblings growing up. Although life take people in different directions I have lost contact with most. I was so happy when Johnny reached out to my mom to set up visit together last year when came in town. We talked for hours and had a great time talking about old times. I have thought about our visit often and he will be missed.
    Posted by Tim Shields on 10/15/2022 - 09:29 AM
    I went to school with Johnny and rode the same Jr high and high school bus together. So sorry to hear about all of this. Prayers for his family and rest in peace Johnny 🙏
    Posted by Lisa Maitland Bess on 10/15/2022 - 05:11 PM
    I am so sorry to hear about your loss john was one of the nicest people I have met
    Posted by Matthew Andusko an family on 10/17/2022 - 09:23 AM
    I am so very sorry to hear this and I Pray that the Lord will bring much Comfort to you all during this difficult time..Sherri my thoughts and prayers are with you you and your family!
    Posted by Debra G Rose. ( Debbie Hatten) on 10/23/2022 - 09:56 AM

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    John Thomas “Johnny” Saunders, 57, of Church Road, Va. joined his family in Heaven on  October 9, 2022. He was the son of the late James Franklin Saunders and Lettie Dawn  Jonas Saunders. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Sheri Saunders; his daughters,  Amanda Williams and Monica McCann; his son, Dylan Saunders; grandchildren,  Kyleigh, Ava, Waylon and Robert, Jr.; his brother, Jimmy Saunders; special cousins, Jeff Elliott and Steve Haydt; devoted nephew Jordan Tyler; devoted friend, Austin McCann and his work family at Truck Service of Virginia. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed yardwork, riding his four-wheeler, grilling and just being outside. The family will receive friends Friday, October 14, 2022 at the Clarke Funeral Home in Kenbridge from 1PM until start of services at 2PM. Interment in the Kenbridge Heights Cemetery with reception to follow at the Dinwiddie Moose Lodge.

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