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Clifton "Cliff" Lee Saunders Jr.

January 10, 1950December 31, 2017
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Clifton L. Saunders, Jr., 67, of Beaverdam, VA passed away on December 31, 2017 after a brief but difficult battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Shirley Stanley Saunders; his son, Christopher L. Saunders (Laura), and grandson Stephen Andrew Saunders, of Chester, Virginia; daughter, Jennifer S. Luck (David) and granddaughter Elizabeth Abbigale Luck, of Beaverdam, Virginia. He is also survived by his sister Charlotte Tate of Ashland, a nephew, and two nieces. Clifton was a retired Henrico County Firefighter, having served more than 28 years. After his retirement he continued to work in a variety of jobs that kept him outside and allowed him to meet people, two of his favorite things. He also loved to fish and work in his vegetable garden. He was an uncomplicated man who never failed to help someone in need. Clifton will be greatly missed by his family and numerous friends, many he knew for a lifetime. A memorial service will be held at Nelsen Funeral Home, 412 S. Washington Highway, Ashland, VA 23005 on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be conveyed to the family at www.nelsenashland.com.

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    Saturday, January 6, 2018

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Emily Jones

January 9, 2018

RIP Uncle Cliff. Until we meet again. Aunt Shirley I'm so sorry for your loss darlin. We love you all! I love the pictures! I'm sure he is up there telling jokes to Papa, Grandma Madge, Bruce & everyone else. Take care. We're sending love & light. ❤

Linda Edwards Baker

January 6, 2018

Until we meet again.

Linda Baker

January 6, 2018

Dear Shirley, Chris and Jennifer, Clifton and I grew up next door to each other. We were as close as brother and sister. We played cars and trucks in the dirt, rode our bikes everywhere and explored every inch of the woods all around our houses. We drove and rode my daddy's tractor all over the fields helping to get up hay. When he was a little tike, he'd hear daddy start up the tractor (a John Deer) and he'd say, Here comes Floyd on my Put Put. I can't recall us ever having a disagreement. Clifton Lee was a sweet little boy who grew up to be a good man. I am proud to be able to say he was my friend!

Clifton, may you rest in peace. We look forward to the time that we'll all be together again. God bless your wife, childern, grands and Charlotte. I love you.

January 5, 2018

WORKED WITH CLIFF AT NO.10,ONE OF THE GOOD GUYS. WILL BE MISSED. DEAN-O( CAROLINE CO.)

Jim and Janice Cooke

January 5, 2018

Shirley, we are so saddened to hear about Cliff. We have such happy memories of our times together. Our love and prayers to you and the family.

Bob Clark

January 4, 2018

To the Saunders family. I had the pleasure and honor to work with Cliff at Fire Station #10 years ago. He was quite the character and one of the best Firefighters. I haven't seen Cliff for several years, but thinking about him puts a smile on my face. RIP Brother !!

Tina Moody Caliga

January 4, 2018

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Debbie Fitchett

January 4, 2018

Prayers to Jennifer and her entire family on the loss of her father. Keep the faith. He will continue to watch over you all.

Carolyn Mills

January 3, 2018

Prayers for all of Clifton's family.

Woody Wilhelm

January 2, 2018

Clifton was a true friend and firefighter. My prayers for him and family.

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