Donald Wolfe Saunders

May 23, 1940 - April 27, 2022

05/23/1940 - 04/27/2022

Past Services

Sunday May 01, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Donald Wolfe Saunders, 81, went home to our Lord and Savior on April 27, 2022, after a brief illness.  A proud Air Force veteran, he retired from the U.S. Postal Service and enjoyed fellowship at Mud Creek Baptist Church.  He loved camping at the beach and watching Tarheel basketball, along with spending time with his family and friends.  The youngest of nine children, he was preceded in death by brothers Ward Saunders, Beverly (Babe) Saunders; sisters Lewan Emerson, Peggy Elmer, L’Neve Lyda, Patricia McCrain, and Betty Stepp.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Virginia Taylor Saunders, daughter Tonya Tebben (Boyd), son Todd Saunders, sister Beatrice Herman and brother-in-law Robert McCrain.

Thank you for everyone’s prayers and support.

A memorial service will be held at one o’clock p.m. on Sunday. May 1, 2022, at Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel.

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Cheryl Luck
1 year ago

Don was such a great, fun person to work with at the Hendersonville Post Office. He loved his family so much and I offer them sincere sympathy in the days ahead. May God hold you in his hands.

Rita Blythe
1 year ago

To Virginia, Tonya and Todd
It’s been a long time since my family lived in EFR, but when we were there, you were the best neighbors ever. Don was like another grandpa to my children. He was always willing to help and constantly smiling. My prayers are with you during this difficult time. Love to all, Rita

Therese Tebben Manis
1 year ago

Our warmest thoughts and prayers are with the Saunders family. Love, the Manis family

wayne Joann Pace
1 year ago

Don was such an inspiration to our ss class An example of a true christian! He will be missed and was loved by everyone Our prayers and love to Virginia and the rest of his family Joann Wayne Pace

Cara Blair
1 year ago

Uncle Donny was hilarious and such a kind soul.I remember when I was little he would always do his Donald Duck for we thought it was so funny. I am going to miss our conversations and his sense of humor.There are two things that I know for sure and that is his love for God and his family especially his sweet wife. I could tell the last time I talked to him he was tired but he tried to stay strong for Aunt Virginia she was his heart. I tell you what Heaven has a new Angel and there is one heck of a family reunion going on.God bless Aunt Virginia and family love from Idaho

Sharon Hopkins
1 year ago

Uncle Donnie was truly a beautiful soul! I have so many wonderful memories of him growing up, and will always cherish them! I will always remember the time I went to Myrtle Beach with him and Aunt Virginia and Tonya, and he almost had me believing my last name was Lydinski. I was only about 10 years old at the time, and remember asking Momma if we were from Poland. He was always a fun-loving man with a great sense of humor and he will be sorely missed by everyone who had the pleasure of being in his circle. I love you Uncle Donnie, and I’ll see you on the other side!

Mike Emerson
1 year ago

My sincere condolences

Theresa Stepp Nolan
1 year ago

Uncle Don was more like an older brother to the five of us Stepp kids. We always had so much fun with him. Wherever he was there was laughter.
He took me to get my drivers license, lived with us for a while after my grandmother died and he and Virginia stayed with us while our parents were out of town.
Sending our love to Aunt Virginia and Tonya and also to Aunt Bea. We will miss him so much.

Gayle Hart
1 year ago

Uncle Donnie, you were always so fun to be around…always carrying on and teasing with us growing up, and even when we were grown! You were loved and will be missed!❤(even if you did pull for the wrong team)

Linda Cohen
1 year ago

Don was so kind and welcoming every time I saw him. He always smiled and had a twinkle in his eye. So glad I got to know him.