James Dale Saunders, 87, of Ravenswood, WV passed away August 4, 2013 at Camden-Clark Medical Center, Parkersburg, WV.
He was born April 28, 1926 in Barrackville, WV to Harman T. Saunders and Helena Matics Saunders.
He was also a member of the First United Methodist Church in Ravenswood. Mr. Saunders retired from Kaiser Aluminum, and was a WW II veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was also a member of Ravenswood VFW Post 6669 and American Legion Post 118 in Ravenswood.
He was a sports enthusiast and an avid golfer. As a former member of Greenhills Country Club in Ravenswood, he got his first hole-in-one at the age of 80. In later years, he enjoyed wood working in his shop.
Surviving are his devoted wife of 65 years, Mary Saunders; three daughters, Susan Rymer and husband Stephen; Judith Moore and husband, Robert, and Brenda Neal and husband, Douglas.
He was a very proud grandfather of 6 grandchildren, Colin, Megan, Mary-Anne, Ian, Patrick and Katelyn and a great grandfather to Bryn Elizabeth and Dalton
He is also survived by his sister, Margaret Riffle, Fairmont, WV
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Lillian and Dolris “Dottie”.
He will truly be missed by family and friends. We Love You Dad!
Services are Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 1:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church, Ravenswood, WV. Burial will be at Ravenswood Cemetery.
Friends visited the family at the church on Wednesday, August 7.
Condolences may be expressed to the family by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on our website at www.roushfuneralhome.com.