Tony R. Saunders

November 17, 1966 ‒ December 05, 2019

Howard, Ohio

Tony R. Saunders, age 53, of Howard passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at The Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus.

He was born on November 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 on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 beginning at 1PM with Pastor Marvin Haught officiating.  Tony’s request was to please dress in comfortable attire.

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  • To the best people that were in my life! Some of the first people we met when moved to Ohio they took us in as family 30 years ago . Tony and Rod were inseparable ! Ronnie took me in as a friend nothing but good memories crying over our children being born ! I love you all will always be in my heart Tony my girls loved you also all the adventures you took them on and taught them! Bless you all know and I love you all! Big hug to each and everyone!

  • I worked with Tony at FT got to see him every morning!! Its hard to swallow the fact I’ll never get the chance again…He was a lot of fun and seemed to always be in a good mood!! Rest easy my friend… to his family and loved ones may you find comfort and peace in this difficult time especially around the holidays. ♥️

  • We send our love and prayers of comfort to your family.
    Know that we do love you.
    Uncle Roger and Aunt Linda

  • We love you guys and are praying for all of you. He has entered God’s kingdom and , even though our hearts on earth are sad, there is rejoicing in heaven.

  • Rip Tony,I hear heaven is a wonderful place.George w Flood sr.prayers to the family.God bless./Lakeland Florida.

  • Thinking of you all! Praying you find comfort and peace. Just know that he will be watching down on you all and be your protector from high above. Love you all!

  • I’m so sorry for your loss… No words can heal your pain… My heart breaks for you .. your in our prayers and thoughts!!!! My God give you peace! Love you all!! Carrie Kevin and Boys!!

  • So sorry to hear this knew the whole family went to school with all shared a long friendship haven’t seen ya all for a long time lost touch. You have my deepest sympathy thoughts and prayers for all the family God Bless

  • We may have been a thousand miles away but you were always the first one that I would visit when I came back home. Its just not going to be the same without you! I always thought of you as my brother and I sure am going to miss you!

  • So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family. I am sure he and Randy are catching up as they are looking down on everyone.🙏♥️🙏♥️🙏♥️🙏

  • To Tony’s family. We are very saddened by the news of his passing. We both worked with Tony and he was a hard worker and one you could depend on. Tony was always pleasant to be around and no matter what he was going through, he was always full of humor. He will be missed dearly. Rest in peace Tony. God Bless you!

  • Dear Ronnie and Family,

    Deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband/father Tony. We will hold him and your family in our prayers.

    Ed and Louise Tablett

  • RIP Tony, I always loved working with you at the hatchery, You will be missed .
    Love and prayers to your family.

  • I am so sad to hear this. My deepest condolences for this family! I love you guys! He will always be with you 💙

  • Dear Veronica & Family,
    I’m so incredibly sorry for your loss.
    Wishing you feelings of comfort, moments of peace, and memories of joy during this difficult time.

    Debbie Smithhisler

  • So sorry to hear about tony went to school with Bonnie and Diane we will be praying for the family

  • Ronnie, so sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine what u been through or going through. You all have our deepest sympathies. Tice was a good man, never heard a bad word about him. He will be missed by many I’m sure.
    All our love Mark & Elana Cothern

  • So sorry to read about Tony’s passing. The whole Saunders family is in my prayers as you mourn the loss. Growing up so close to your family, you all still hold a special, fond place in my heart.

  • Ronnie and family,
    Sending condolences to our cousin and her family. May God walk with you and bring you all peace. Saying prayers for you all. We love you all. Hugs and kisses. Even though we are miles apart my love never waivers for all of you. Family sticks together. Always with you in spirit. We are here for you.

    With much love,
    Cheryl Tablett Anderson, Robert Anderson and Ramiro Matthias

  • Ronnie and family;
    My dear cousin I am so sorry for your loss .I just now found out. Have been in Akron general hospital with Steve. I know that you and your daughters will do fine you are all strong women. But know that I am thinking of you all at this time ,it’s not an easy road,but suffering on this earth isn’t what any of use want for those we love. Take care of each other, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Your cousin Debbie and Steve