Thomas Neil Saunders, 47, of Ripplemead, departed this life Sunday, May 18, 2014 at Giles Community Hospital in Pearisburg. He was born on June 18, 1966 in Pearisburg. He was an employee of Mar-Bal Inc. in Dublin and a graduate of Giles High School. He was preceded in death by his sister Beverly S. Criner.
He is survived by his wife Teresa Perkins Saunders; his mother Myrtle Price Saunders of Pearisburg; his father William Saunders of Narrows; his brother Bruce Saunders of Mocksville, NC; neices and nephews Stephanie Rander and Christopher Wiscarson of Pembroke, Quintin, Catlin, and Carlin Criner of Pearisburg; three aunts, numerous cousins, a step-daughter and two step grandchildren Angela Summers and McKenzie and Aaron Jr. Summers.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:00 pm in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke with Pastor Gary Poff officiating. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 pm. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.