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Wilfred O. Saunders, 79

JUNE 13, 1934-JULY 8, 2013

July 13, 2013

Wilfred (Billy) Odell Saunders, 79, of Sarasota, Fla., and formerly of Hagerstown, Md., died Monday, July 8, 2013.

He was a United States Marine and served in the Korean War.

He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather.

He was the husband of Charlene M. Saunders of Sarasota; and former wife, Harriet A. Saunders, of Sarasota, with whom he remained very close.

He is survived by his brother, Joe Saunders of Hagerstown; brother, Mark (Merdy) Saunders of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; sister, Joyce (Sis) Kendall of Smithsburg, Md.; eight children; three stepchildren; 14 grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Guy and Genevieve Saunders of Smithsburg; and brother, Genie Saunders of Hagerstown.

Services with military honors will be Friday, July 19, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Sarasota National Cemetery, 9810 SR 72, Sarasota, FL 34241.

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