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Thomas Saunders


1952 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Thomas Saunders Obituary
Thomas Henry Saunders, 62, of Southlake, better known as Tommy, passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in Panama City Beach, Fla. Memorial service: 11 a.m. Saturday, April 5, at First United Methodist Church, 422 Church St., Grapevine. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 4, at J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Home in Grapevine. Tommy was born Feb. 9, 1952, to Thomas and Marilyn Switzer Saunders. He grew up in New London, Ohio, where he graduated from high school in 1970. After high school, he attended Purdue University and received his bachelor of science in aeronautical engineering in 1975. Tommy was a Boeing 777 captain with American Airlines, where he had worked for over 35 years. He had a love for flying, racing, traveling and, most of all, family. He had a passion for the Sports Car Club of America, where he won 12 Solo-National championships during his 25-year tenure from 1983 to 2008. Survivors: He leaves to cherish his memory his sister, Candy Murtagh of Shelby Township, Mich.; brother, Craig Saunders of Huron, Ohio; daughters, Laurie Haag, Kristen Harper and Rachel Saunders; and grandchildren, Ashley, Madison and Ryan.
Published in Star-Telegram on Apr. 3, 2014
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