Tommy J. Saunders

October 25, 1971 ‒ October 31, 2020

Marion, Ohio

Tommy J. Saunders, age 49, of Marion, passed away Saturday, October 31, 2020, at Marion General Hospital.

On October 25, 1971, Tommy was born to the late Garrett A. Saunders and Janice W. (Shoffner) Saunders whom survives.

Tommy was a longtime member of the NRA. He enjoyed collecting knives, guns, cigars, and wolves. Tommy also enjoyed collecting coins with his friend Eddie (aka Numbnuts). When he wasn’t on the hunt to add to his collection, he enjoyed reading, watching, or telling ghost stories. Most of all, Tommy loved spending time with his granddaughter. She was his sidekick often following close by as his shadow.

He will be dearly missed by his daughter, Karena (Christopher) Luikart; grandchildren: Anna and Damian Luikart; mother, Janice Saunders; brother, Greg “Poe Poe” (Dorothy “Doe Doe”) Saunders; necies, nephews, and their children: Brock Saunders and Oliver, Alexis Saunders and Camdon, Kiki, Carl, and Tim; his best friend Eddie “Numbnuts” Eckard; and his special companion canine, Blade.

His family will greet friends from 11 AM to 1 PM, on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, at the Snyder Funeral Home, Denzer Chapel. (360 E. Center Street, Marion, OH 43302) A service to celebrate his life will follow there at 1 PM with Pastor Garry Stevens officiating. Burial will take place in Grand Prairie Cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation to help others with paralysis. (636 Morris Turnpike Suite 3A Short Hills, NJ 07078)

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to have been chosen to serve Tommy’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting