Robert W. “Bill” Saunders, 78

Obit CandleRobert W. “Bill” Saunders, 78, of Gallipolis, passed away on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at the Holzer Senior Care Center.

He was born November 30, 1935 in Gallia County, Ohio, son of the late Virgil L. and Lucille Curry Saunders. Bill married Patricia Comer on November 3, 1956 and she survives him. He was a 1953 GAHS graduate and a member of Grace United Methodist Church. Bill retired from Shell Chemical, Apple Grove, West Virginia.

Surviving are his wife, Pat Saunders of Gallipolis; two sons, Allen (Jennifer) Saunders of Flagstaff, Arizona and Tim (Lisa) Saunders of Merritt Island, Florida; two granddaughters, Taylor and Cydnee; two brothers, Larry (Mary) Saunders and Richard (Roberta) Saunders of Gallipolis; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by a sister, Patty Selvage.

Services will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 16, 2014 at Grace United Methodist Church Chapel with Pastor Bill Thomas officiating. Friends may call at the Willis Funeral Home on Thursday, May 15, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Bill’s memory to Grace United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 600 Second Avenue, Gallipolis, OH 45631 or Parkinson’s Foundation at or National Parkinsons Foundation, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018.

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