Charles Joseph Saunders Jr.
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Charles Joseph Saunders Jr, age 54, died Dec. 9, 2013 at Saint Mary's Medical Center. Joe was born June 13, 1959 in Greensboro, NC. He was raised in Seattle, WA and graduated from Franklin High School. He attended Walla Walla Community College in Washington. Joe received a football scholarship and played for the University of Nevada-Reno where he graduated and later coached under then head coach, Chris Ault. Joe was an educator in Washoe County and Clark County School District. He is survived by his 3 daughters, Caitlin, Lindsey and Alyson; ex-wife, Joyce; brother and sister, Thomas and Wanda.
Memorial services will be held Saturday January 11th, 11:00 AM at the First United Methodist Church of Reno with a reception to follow. The family asks in lieu of flowers, to make a cash donation to the Joe Saunders Memorial Scholarship fund for minority athletes at Del Sol High School, 3100 E. Patrick Ln., Las Vegas, NV 89120.
Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on Dec. 26, 2013