Alfred W. Saunders, Jr.

Alfred W. Saunders, Jr., 85, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, passed away February 15, 2013 at Village Hospice Care Center.

He was born April 4, 1927 in Auburn Heights, Michigan, son of Alfred and Helen Saunders.  He is survived by his daughter, Susie Saunders of Blue Springs, Missouri sons Mark and Michael Saunders, grandchildren Jennifer Conner, Nathan Cornell, Ryan Saunders, Stephanie Johnson, Matthew Saunders and Mitchell Saunders and four great-grandchildren, Maxwell, Lauren, Blake and Ashlyn. 

Al was a life long bowler, entering the Georgia Bowling Hall of Fame which he would say was his greatest achievement.  He was a Mason and an avid hunter and fisherman, spending many hours at Lake Altoona on his pontoon. 

Memorial Services will be held at 4 pm, Thursday, February 21, 2013 at the St. Phillips United Methodist Church, 2400 Favor Road in Marietta, Georgia.  A visitation will precede the service beginning at 3 pm. 

 

16 Comments

  1. Joe Spain on February 22, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    What a wonderful service and tribute to such a wonderful man. Al had so much passion for every facet of his life. I will miss him.

  2. Chuck & Linda Whitaker on February 22, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Al; you will be greatly missed as we will miss picking you up and taking you to the state meetings and all the good times we had and all what you have done for me in both the local and mostly the state association along with all the others that helped Al you are one great individual and I will truely miss you..
    God Bless my friend

  3. Bob Jarett on February 21, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    I’ll miss seeing you at the various state bowling functions. You were a great influnce in the sport of bowling in Georgia. My prayers and thoughts are with the family. God bless.

  4. Daniel Richmond on February 20, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    Initially Al and my Dad (Bruce) were home town Navy buddies. And as the War waned and friendship grew, it encompassed Jean and my Mom (Barbara). Al was the “Best Man” at my Mom & Dad’s Wedding and later was my Godfather too. Rest in Peace “Uncle Al”

  5. Bob & Kathy Ferris on February 20, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    We really enjoyed the short time we had to spend with him, but he left a lasting impression with us. He was a wonderful man and he will be missed.
    Our sympathy to his family.

  6. Darlene and Dean Oliverii on February 20, 2013 at 9:30 am

    I was so glad that this last summer my sister’s and cousin was able to visit Susie and Uncle Al. He was such a giant of a man to me. As a little girl he always made me afraid as he was so large. But as an adult that changed and I got to know the really person who was such a joy to the family. He will always be remembered with love and joy.
    He will be missed. Blessings to all.

  7. linda wells on February 19, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    So hard to put my fellings into words as to how I feel about Al and Jean they were more to me than friends they were like my parents I loved both of them so much.There family knew my feelings for both so I want say anymore. Al would always say to me I love you much much much your my girl. I love you back much much much Al . I will always have so many good memories of our good times.
    Love you Al

  8. Mitch Mitchell on February 19, 2013 at 11:06 am

    All of your many bowling friends will miss you and all of the positive things you did for the sport of bowling.

  9. Jackie "Brooks" Foley on February 19, 2013 at 9:07 am

    Jean and Al Saunders were very dear friends from my past. I had not seen Al in years but thought of him often. I still use the “spoon rest” that Jean made for me in 1981. RIP my old bowling friend. You will be missed.

  10. Maureen McCabe Parker on February 19, 2013 at 7:55 am

    Even though it has been awhile since I have seen the family, I will never forget Uncle Al’s smile. He was a special man and will live in our memories forever. May The Lord give you comfort and peace during this busy time. Love to all, Maureen

  11. Kathy Howell on February 19, 2013 at 6:07 am

    My sympathy to the entire family.

  12. Walt Koscica on February 18, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    To my friend for over 30 years, hunting, fishing, bowling together. Members and leaders of our local and state bowling associations always with the support of our wives who were the best of friends and are now gone, Mr. Al has joined them, someday we will all be together again. “Jelly Bean” you will be sorely missed but never forgotten. Your friend and buddy: Walt.

  13. Donna Greaney on February 18, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    I will miss my Uncle Al alot, I will always remember him as this big man who gave you huge strong hugs when ever you saw him and that smile would always light up the room. His family will miss him and always tell stories and have warm memories of him. I know that he will be very missed by all those who had the privilage to really know him.

    I send my love and the best of memories to his family and friends. Love Donna

  14. Mark and Rosealynn McCabe on February 18, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    All of us are lucky who have known and chatted with him. He was more than family to us all.

  15. Steven and Tammy Pacheco on February 18, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Such a wonderful man. We enjoyed getting to know him and think the would has lost one of the few “Great Ones” left! Peace be with his family at this time.

  16. Jen and Kevin Conner on February 18, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    We will miss this awesome Grandpa but he left us with a ton of fabulous memories!

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