Birth: Monday, October 30, 1939
Residence: Leonardtown, Maryland
Death: Saturday, January 12, 2019 at the age of 79
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Vernon Saunders, 79, of Leonardtown, MD passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2019 in Washington, DC. He was born on October 30, 1939 to the late Albert Edward Vernon Saunders and Elizabeth Viola Saunders. On August 13, 1979 Vernon married is beloved wife Deborah Drury Saunders in Leonardtown, MD. He is survived by his children; James G. (Redigo) Saunders (Lynne) of Lancaster, Missouri, Robert E. Saunders (Mary) of Stevensville, MD and John (Jay) K. Parlett III (Susan) of Mechancisville, MD. 6 grandchildren; JG, Joshua, and Jacob Saunders, Camden, Kylie and John Parlett. Along with his sister Mary Ann Rymer (Bill) and many more nieces and nephews.
Vernon was born and raised in St. Mary's County Leonardtown, MD. He was a graduate of Great Mills High School Class of 1957. Vernon was employed as a Route Saleman for Frito-Lay for 40 plus years. After he retired from Frito-Lay he returned to work with Tri County Aire for 13 years. Vernon enjoyed family and friends. His hobbies were crabbing, fishing, hunting and golfing. He took pride in his garden and yard. Vernon enjoyed watching NASCAR, the Washington Redskins, the Washington Nationals and the Baltimore Orioles. He loved most sports, and played many of them in his younger years.
The family will receive friends on Friday, January 18, 2019 from 9:30 AM-11:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD where a Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM in the Funeral Home Chapel with Father Paul Nguyen officiating. Interment will be private. Contributions may be made to Hope & Food Pantry, 21641 Great Mills Road, Lexington Park, MD 20653 and/or Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 299, Leonardtown, MD 20650