Alvin Watkins Saunders
1934 - 2021
Whitten Timberlake Chapel
7404 Timberlake Road
Lynchburg, VA
Alvin Watkins Saunders

Alvin Watkins Saunders, 87, of Evington, passed away on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at his residence. He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Edna Bennett Saunders.

Born in Campbell County, on May 4, 1934, he was the son of the late Robert Saunders and Mabel McFaden Saunders. He was retired from J.E. Sears Co. and was a longtime member of Salem United Methodist Church. He was a skilled carpenter and could build anything. He enjoyed the outdoors especially hunting, fishing and gardening. He worked hard all of his life to provide for this family.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Lucille Baldwin and Ann Saunders. He is survived by two daughters, Bonnie S. Gibson (Dink) and Joyce C. East (Robin); one son, Jason V. Saunders (Shannon); one brother, Robert Saunders Jr. (Maggie); one sister, Mary Jo Martin; and four grandchildren, Lauren Saunders, Joseph Saunders, Kaleb Saunders and Lukas Saunders.

The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. Sunday, July 25, 2021, at Salem United Methodist Church. A graveside service will follow at 2 p.m. in the church cemetery.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider the American Diabetes Association or the American Cancer Society,

Whitten Timberlake Chapel is serving the Saunders family.

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Published by The News & Advance on Jul. 21, 2021.
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Salem United Methodist Church
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Alvin Saunders was a very meticulous carpenter. He built Butch & myself first house. He took his time & made sure all details were precise. He allowed us to pick out all carpets, cabinets, flooring, tile, etc as items were needed. after installing named items, Alvin would ask us to come & make sure it was exactly what we wanted. He was precise in his work & was so pleasant to deal with. Always had a smile & always ready to help anyone in need. A real family man. Rest in Peace Alvin, You will surely be missed in the Evington Community! You & Edna raised 3 lovely children.
Sandra G Parker
July 25, 2021
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