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Bobby Leon Saunders Sr.

August 23, 1939 — March 17, 2024

Troy

Bobby Leon Saunders Sr.

Bobby Leon Saunders, Sr., age 84 of Troy, NC passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, March 17, 2024.  

Bobby was born on August 23, 1939 in Randolph County to the late John Wayne Saunders and Alice Mae Richardson.  He was an electrician on Battleships in the Navy, serving his country in the Vietnam War.  He served on the gunboat, the USS Antilope.  He later worked as a Supervisor in the textile industry.  He loved to fish and hunt and loved his family.  

Bobby is survived by his sons: Tyler Saunders of Seattle WA, Bobby Jr. (Susan) of Montross VA, Tim Saunders (Marie) of Star, NC; daughter: Jennifer Saunders (Daniel) of Troy; four grandchildren: John, Justin, Riley, and Jasper; four great grandchildren: Wyatt, Rainer, Oakley, and Noah; brother: Dale Kennedy (Frances) of Asheboro; sister: Bonnie Kennedy of Asheboro; nephew Greg Evans (Annette) of Locust and niece Kelly Evans; many other family members including cousins, nieces and nephews.  Bobby was preceded in death by his wife of almost 50 years, Shirley Saunders and two brothers, Barry Richardson and Winfred "Tiny" Kennedy, and grandson, Jonathan Saunders.  

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 20, 2024 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Pugh Troy Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Troy, NC.  A Graveside service will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 3:00 PM at Southside Cemetery with Pastor Jimmy Shirlen officiating and Military Honors.

The family would like to give special thanks to Gentiva Hospice, Donna Hunt, and Christy Callicutt.  

On-line condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com

Pugh Troy Funeral Home is serving the family of Bobby Saunders.


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Visitation

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Pugh Troy Funeral Home Chapel

211 N Main St, Troy, NC 27371

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Graveside Service

Thursday, March 21, 2024

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Southside Cemetery

S Main St, Troy, NC 27371

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