HOWARD — Tony R. Saunders, 53, of Howard passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, at The Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus.

He was born Nov. 17, 1966 in Mount Vernon to Clyde and Ruth (Strouse) Saunders. Tony was a machine operator at F.T. Precision.

He is survived by his wife, Veronica (Tablett) Saunders; three daughters, Natasha (Mat) Butler, Lalanya Saunders, Nicole (Dalton) Rager; five grandchildren, Chayden Wagner, Landen Wagner, Stella Saunders, Bryce Butler, Kinsley Rager; his brothers, Clyde (Molly) Saunders Jr, Dennis Saunders; and four sisters, Linda (Mike) Smith, Bonnie (Dale) Smith, Diane (Steve) Mellor and Peg (Randy) McFarland.

In keeping with Tony’s wishes, there will be no calling hours. The family will observe a graveside service in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens Cemetery Wednesday, Dec. 11, beginning at 1 p.m. with Pastor Marvin Haught officiating. Tony’s request was to please dress in comfortable attire.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Tony R. Saunders.


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