Kenneth B. Saunders, 83, a resident of Cleveland, passed away Friday, June 14, 2013, in a Dunlap health facility.
He served 12 years in the United States Navy and later was employed by Bowaters. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Pulp and Papermasters.
Preceding him in death werehis wife, Reba Evans Saunders; and his parents, Robert “Bob” Lewis Saunders and Cora Kinsland Saunders.
He is survived by children: Randy Saunders and wife, Lynn, of Ooltewah, and Karen Smith of Jasper; grandchildren: Casey and Abby Saunders of Ooltewah, Chad and Lacy Smith of Cleveland, and Christopher Smith and fiancée Blair Deacon; one very important great-grandchild, Code Smith, also of Cleveland; and a special caregiver, Ruby Hammons of Jasper.
There will be a private family service held on Monday, June 17, 2013, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home officiated by Chaplain Jack Nichols.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until noon Monday.
We invite you to sign and view the Saunders family guestbook at www.ralphbuckner.com.
The family requests donations be made to the American Red Cross.