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Denise & Felix Boyd
Felix and I am deeply saddened by the news of your loss. I pray that God will grant you the strength. He will be deeply missed as a true friend. Our most sincere condolences
Tricia- I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers
Tricia, I just found out about Orville's passing. I am so sorry. Even though you were together for over 45 years, I know it seems such a short time. Just remember that you will be spending eternity together. You and your family are in my prayers.
Mr. Koy Cox
Tricia Louis, Teddy ,and Family. I am very saddened to hear about Sonny. He will surely be missed by many. my heart is heavy for your family. he was a good man to talk to and a man of god. thoughts and prayers are with all of our family.
Tricia I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you and your family.
I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Orville was one of the nicest men, always smiling and always a kind word. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers
John and Vicki Cooper
We are so sorry for you and your family's loss. Orville was a man of many talents and a ready smiling laugh. He will be missed until ya'll are reunited. Blessings to you and your family.
Lannie and Jan Brant
Tricia, so very sorry our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.
Debi Adkins Drace
I am so sorry Trish and family for your loss of a wonderful man and I hope knowing he is with his heavenly father gives you comfort.
My deepest sympathy to the entire family. How will be so missed
Deepest condolences,Trisha,I am so so sorry
Nola Ann Crews Hance
You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Orville Louis Saunders, Jr.
Orville Louis Saunders, Jr., age 68 of Fernandina Beach, Florida passed away on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at Baptist Medical Center.
He was born in Fernandina Beach, Florida to the late Orville Louis Saunders, Sr. and Kathryn Cox Saunders. He was a lifelong resident, graduating from Fernandina Beach High School in 1971 and continued his education at Tallahassee Community College and Lively Technical College.
Mr. Saunders was employed at Camden County, Georgia Solid Waste as the Assistant Landfill Director.
He was a diehard Florida State fan, going so far as founding the Seminole Boosters Club here in Fernandina Beach. He also was a member of the Jaycees and Optimist Club.
In his earlier years, Mr. Saunders was a director of the Royal Ambassadors and was a Sunday School Teacher at First Baptist Church. He worked with the youth and enjoyed going to camp as a chaperone for many years. Orville always enjoyed having the youth over for Bible Study, food, fun and games. He would always say “if they are here with us, they aren’t getting into too much trouble”. He also enjoyed coaching Pop Warner and Little League, still being referred to as Coach by the players.
He loved being outside hunting, fishing, working in his yard and spending time in the mountains when he could. Mr. Saunders could often be found firing up the grill and barbequing for his friends and family. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to those who had a need.
His family said lovingly of him that he, “Always believed his way of doing things was the best way.”
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his twin brothers, Donald and David Saunders.
He leaves behind his wife of 45 years, Patricia Sapp Saunders of Fernandina Beach, Florida; his sons, Orville Louis Saunders III and his wife Meagan, Teddy Saunders both of Fernandina Beach, Florida; grandson, Zachary Saunders of Fernandina Beach, Florida; brother, Wayne Saunders and his wife Bonita also of Fernandina Beach, Florida and many extended family members.
A Memorial Service will be set for a later date.