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Sunday January 17th, 2021

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Thomas E. "Tommy" Saunders

Thomas E. “Tommy” Saunders, 88, of Reidsville, passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Annie Penn Hospital. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, January 17, 2021 at Reidlawn Cemetery with Rev. Joe Tarpley officiating. Other times the family will receive friends at the home. People wishing to pay their respects may come by Wilkerson Funeral Home on Saturday January 16th from 8:30 AM until 5:00PM or Sunday January 17th from 8:30 AM until 12:30PM. Tommy was born in Rockingham County to the late James Arnold Saunders and Ruby Lee Walker Saunders. As a young man Tommy served in the National Guard for 7 years. He devoted his life to the family business, Saunders Hardware, starting as a young man and then became a co-owner with his father and brother. After retirement he enjoyed traveling and gardening. He loved sharing his wonderful homegrown tomatoes, was a passionate storyteller and loved spending time with his family, friends and beloved beagle, Abby. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Marlene Saunders Lester and brother, Glenn James Saunders and his beloved, Abby. He is survived by his wife, Peggy Crenshaw Saunders; daughters, Stephanie Saunders, Susan Wilson and husband, Glenn; step son, Herbert Wayne Sellers and wife, Lee; grandchildren, Sue Allison Miller and husband, Wayne, Travis Moore and wife, Angela, Tommy Wilson and wife, Michelle; 7 great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Mary S. Saunders. Memorials may be made to Main Street United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 338, Reidsville, NC 27323 or the Alzheimer’s Association, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215.

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A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Saunders

Bill Apple Mar 22 2022 1:24 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Saunders

jacqueline cochrane Jan 18 2021 9:41 AM

I was one of Tommys caregivers .. even though Tommy had Alzheimers he was very sweet . He responded very well with me ... He would alway smile and chuckle with me and give me a slight little push to my shoulder .. I would ask him is my face funny looking Tommy .. He would respond and say no .. I am greatful l that I was able to help care for him to release some stress From Ms Peggy . She is a very sweet lady . May you my friend Tommy Saunders Rest In Peace .. :pray::pray::pray::heart::heart::heart:

jacqueline cochrane Jan 18 2021 9:34 AM

I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the whole family, I remember my Motherpeaking so highly of Tommy. I want to share something with you it comes from a card that I think speaks volumes, Though you've lost someone special And your sorry is so deep, May you find true consolation In the memories you keep! Kenneth Mabe

Kenneth Mabe Jan 17 2021 1:14 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Saunders

Ann Grogan Jan 17 2021 11:11 AM

Peggy, Im thinking of you and praying for you and your family. I loved how Tommy smiled when Cecil brought Cinnamon to visit. Timmie

Timmie Ballard Jan 16 2021 11:19 PM

On behave of the Mary Childrey family, we are so sorry about the passing of Tommy. She worked at Saunders for years with him and Glenn. Prayers and deepest sympathy.

Louis Childrey & Carol Phillips Jan 16 2021 4:23 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Saunders

Esther and Wes Overby Jan 16 2021 1:26 PM

Stephanie So so sorry about your dad. God be with you and you family Susan Neal Edwards

susan n edwards Jan 16 2021 12:47 PM

Herbie, sorry to hear about Mr Saunders.

Lin Stadler Jan 16 2021 11:30 AM

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