GEORGE EMERSON SAUNDERS, of Huntington, W.Va., peacefully went to be with our Lord and Savior on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. Born in Nellis, WV to Millard F. Saunders and Sadie Belle Elswick-Saunders, he went on to graduate from Berkley Springs High School in Morgan County, WV. George married Dolores R. Saunders of Kiahsville, WV and remained married to the love of his life for 61 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters (Phyllis Belcher and Gladys Delancy), and son Millard Saunders.
He is survived by his wife, Dolores; son Terrence D. “Terry” Saunders and his wife Ginger of Graham, NC; George E. Saunders II and his wife Tracey of Huntington, WV; 7 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; and over 30 nieces and nephews. George retired from the United States Navy as a Petty Officer First Class, Gunners Mate Missile, and was a member of the Antioch Old Regular Baptist Church of Wayne, WV for 61 years. He will be remembered for his love, sense of humor, and giving green apple bubble gum to the kids right before church service.
Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brothers Art Mathis, Leonard Napier and Sam Frye officiating. Burial will follow in the Mathis FamilyCemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 – 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.