Friday, December 23, 1932 - Thursday, September 18, 2014
William “Wormy” Saunders of Slocomb formerly of Doerun, GA went home to be with his Lord Thursday, September 18, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was 81.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 22, at New Hinson Baptist Church with his son-in-love, Rev. Gary Martin and Rev. Dennis Singletary officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Sorrells Funeral Home & Crematory of Slocomb directing.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m.
The family will be at the home of Beth Hurst, 258 New Hinson Rd, Slocomb, AL.
Flowers will be accepted or contributions may be made to New Hinson Baptist Church, 1143 County Road 48, Slocomb, AL 36375 or the Doerun Masonic Lodge 151, P.O. Box 16, Doerun, GA 31744.
William was born December 23, 1932 in Dodge County, GA to the late Charlie and Hattie Peacock Saunders. William could best be described as a family man. He adored his wife and was a faithful provider. He was a protector to his three girls, grandchildren and great-grandchildren showering them with love until the very end. William treasured the land and was engaged in farming his entire life. He owned and operated Pa’s Produce and made certain those in need where provided for regardless of their ability to pay. As a dedicated Christian, William served his church as Sunday School Superintendent and Sunday school teacher. He was also the past Worshipful Master and Treasurer of the Doerun Masonic Lodge 151. He was a Shriner and enjoyed his position as a parade clown. William was an unselfish man and possessed a warm and giving spirit.
In addition to his parents, two babies; his father and mother- in- law, Willie and Nell Wingate; brother, JC Saunders and son-in-love, Tony Hurst; a special nephew, Ricky Saunders all preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Janice Saunders; three daughters: Jan Martin and her husband Gary, Lisa Baker and Beth Hurst; grandchildren: Travis and Heidi Martin, Jason and Kristy Martin, Keith and Carla Baker, Chrysti and Richard Collins, Phillip and Hanna Martin, Tiffany and Charles Bateman, Kayla and Zach Boone and Michael and Kelly Hurst; great-grandchildren: Tyler, Kaitlyn and Anna Beth Martin, Gracyn and Talon Martin, Kaleb and Kohnor Baker, Brooklyn Reardon, River Conley, Jackson Martin, Regina and Bristol Howell, Kenzie and Khloe Boone, and Colton and Caden Hurst: his fur baby Delilah; several nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends.
William’s grandsons will serve as pallbearers.