Tuesday, October 26, 1937 - Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Mr. Royce Melvin Saunders Sr. of Malvern passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at his home. He was 79.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Malvern Baptist Church with Rev. Hosea Parker officiating. Interment will follow with full military honors in the church cemetery with Sorrells Funeral Home & Crematory of Slocomb directing.
The family will receive friends at the church on Saturday beginning at 1:00 p.m. and continuing until service time.
Mr. Saunders was born October 26, 1937 in Geneva County to the late Charlie D. and Robbie Kate Enfinger Saunders. Royce was a proud veteran and served honorably in the United States Navy for 23 years until his retirement. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
In addition to his parents, two sons: Royce Melvin Saunders Jr. and Steve Davis; one grandson, Jesse James Saunders; one sister, Mary Dean Clayton; one brother, Charles Saunders preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Sybil Lynch Saunders, Malvern; one daughter, Sandy Shinn (ED), Malvern; one son, James Earl Saunders (Tara), Lehigh Acres, FL; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one brother, Jimmy Saunders (Becky), Malvern; several nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends.