Fred W. Saunders

Born: Sat., Oct. 2, 1948
Died: Thu., Mar. 1, 2018


10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Mon., Mar. 05, 2018
Location: Murphy-Parks Funeral Home

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Mon., Mar. 05, 2018
Location: Murphy-Parks Funeral Home

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Fred W. Saunders, 69, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, March 1, 2018 at his home with family by his side.

  He was born October 2, 1948 in Shelbyville.  He was the son of Arthur and Lucy (Bassett) Saunders.

  Fred married Marilyn (Jackson) Saunders on September 16, 1971, and she survives.

  Other survivors include his daughters, Wendi Farlow, Melissa Edwards, both of Shelbyville; brother, Steve Tevis of Brownsburg; sisters, Janet Miller and Jo Ann Hazelbaker, both of Columbus; 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; daughters, Jaime Saunders and Peggy Jo Saunders; and brother, Eddie Tevis.

  Fred was a veteran of the U.S. Airforce.  He graduated from Waldron High School in 1968.

  He was employed at O’Neal Steel for 34 years, retiring on March 9, 2009.

  He enjoyed fishing and playing golf.  His greatest joy was spending time with his family.

  Visitation will be Monday, March 5, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville 

  Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home with Reverend Mike Bartlett officiating.

  Burial will be at Bennett Cemetery.

    Funeral Directors Greg, Sheila, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve the Saunders family.

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   Posted Fri March 02, 2018
Fred, I will miss you picking on me. Say Hi to my Mom and Dad when you see them. I love you.

Ron and Earnestine Havron
   Posted Sat March 03, 2018
So sorry to hear about Fred. He will be missed by all of us who knew him. I remember the good times we had at Ottis and Janet's when they had the kids birthday parties. Those were precious times. God Bless you all.
Earnestine and Ron Havron -Ottis' sister

Jack and Diane Essex
   Posted Mon March 05, 2018
Thinking of all of you at this difficult time. We will see you as soon as we get back. Will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Greg Rager
   Posted Mon March 05, 2018
Thinking of the family at this time of loss. Worked with Fred at O'Neal Steel! I Have good memories of him! RIP Fred, RIP

Debbie Westermann
   Posted Tue March 06, 2018
So sorry to hear about Freddie. I know that John is greeting him in heaven and sharing Big Bass stories. Freddie and I always had a joke between us about "White Teeth". That will always stay between us! I'll keep you and your family in my prayers during this difficult time. Debbie

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