James Augustus “Buddy” Saunders Jr., 68, passed away on Thursday, June 14, 2012. Born in Grandy, NC, he was the son of the late James Ervin Saunders and the late Lizzie Rebecca Phillips Saunders. Mr. Saunders is also preceded in death by his wife, Dora McClease Saunders and his sister, Carrie Doyle.
Mr. Saunders was a hard worker who worked in many capacities over the years including driving a school bus for Dare County, working with the Town of Nags Head for 11 years, and fixing washers and dryers. Buddy also owned a landscaping business and had retired from the Roanoke Island Volunteer Fire Dept. Mr. Saunders was a member of Haven Creek Missionary Baptist Church where he also served as a Deacon and was a Mason.
He is survived by his son, Kizen Saunders of Manteo, his daughter Roderica Ruddle and husband Randy of Summertown, TN, and his sister, Goldie Evans and husband Ray of Elizabeth City, NC. He also leaves four grandchildren, Maranda Taylor Ruddle, Ryleigh Marie Ruddle, Randon Lee Ruddle, Rhys Dorian Ruddle, and a host of nieces and nephews who will cherish his memory.
The Funeral with Masonic Rites will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, June 22, 2012 at Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo. Burial in Free Grace Cemetery on Burnside Road will be Private.
Twiford Funeral Home, Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.Print Obituary & Condolences