Saunders, Robert M. Jr.

Robert M. (Butch) Saunders Jr., 69, of Vinton, died on Saturday, November 21, 2009. He was co-owner of Saunders Dental Lab for more than 40 years and a member of Vinton Baptist Church. He was also a member of Vinton Masonic Lodge #204 A.F. & A.M. where he was a Past Master, and was a member of the Kazim Shrine Temple where he was part of the Kazim Motor Patrol. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ada Johnson Saunders and Robert M. Saunders Sr. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Janet Massie Saunders; one daughter and son-in-law, Rita and Greg Huffman; two granddaughters, Kayla and Grace Huffman; one sister, Kathi Pennington and husband, Wayne; two brothers, Mike Saunders and wife, Janice, and Don Saunders and wife, Sherry; and many other loving relatives and friends. A funeral service was conducted Wednesday, November 25, 2009, at Oakey’s Vinton Chapel with Pastor Betty Davis officiating. Burial with Masonic Rites followed in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, 1-800-237-5055.

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