Jennings Saunders

Jennings Saunders Jr.

Sunday, December 11th, 1949 - Monday, September 7th, 2020
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JENNINGS J. SAUNDERS JR, also known as Junior, 70, of Holden, W.Va, departed this earth and exchanged his life down here for his angel wings, on September 7, 2020.

Junior was born December 11, 1949 to the late Ernestine Saunders and Jennings Saunders Sr. He went to join his late wife, Cassie V. Saunders, son Joe Bud, his mom, his dad, his sister Carolyn Samson, and other loved ones.

He was the best everything; best father, best brother, and the best papaw any grandchild could ask for. Junior was most at home hunting, fishing, watching NASCAR, watching Mountaineer sports, and anything outdoors. He claimed he made the best “cornbread dressin” and he was known for his Platinum singing voice. He loved his family more than life and you could not be near him without having a smile come across your face. He is now in Heaven telling his fish stories and surrounded by more deer than he ever saw on earth. We were all so blessed to have him in our lives. Fly high and enjoy your reunion with all our loved ones that have passed. We love you and will miss you deeply.

He leaves behind many loved ones; his daughter, Misty Fox, son, Matt Smith three loving brothers: Danny Saunders, Darrell Saunders, and Gary Saunders; two loving sisters, Debbie Saunders and Penny Blair, and a loved daughter in-law, Peggy Goff. He leaves behind his grandchildren: Cassie “Niki” Rojas, Jadrian “Jade” Saunders, Brandon “Bubby” Rojas, Victoria “Toe” Newsome, Cassidy Smith, Zachary Smith, and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Before Junior went to be with our Heavenly Father, he met his three special great grandchildren: Gracelynn Rojas, Aiden Newsome, and Eli Newsome.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, September 11, 2020 at Akers-James Funeral Home with Cecil Samson officiating. Burial will follow in the family cemetery at Dingess, WV. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of the service, Friday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Brandon Rojas, Jason Newsome, Jimmy Clay, Chris White, Chris Newsome, and Matt Smith.

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic and the Governor’s guidelines for large gatherings only 25 people will be allowed in the facility at one time. Please plan your visit accordingly as you may be asked to wait before entering the building. Face coverings are also required when inside the building and social distancing should be taken into consideration. If anyone is unable to attend, the funeral services will be live streamed via the link on our website Online condolences may also be left on our website or the Akers-James Funeral Home Facebook page.

Akers-James Funeral Home is serving the Saunders family.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, September 11th, 2020 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Friday, September 11th, 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Akers-James Funeral Home
    400 Main Ave.
    Logan, West Virginia 25601
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  • Service

    Friday, September 11th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Friday, September 11th, 2020 1:00pm
    Akers-James Funeral Home
    400 Main Ave.
    Logan, West Virginia 25601
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Cecil Samson
  • Interment

    Friday, September 11th, 2020 |
    Friday, September 11th, 2020
    Waiting Upon The Lord Family Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    Dingess, WV 25671
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John, Tracy and family

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Our hearts and prayers go out to you all! Uncle Junior was so loved and will be deeply missed. May God bring you comfort and healing! Love you all.
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Bella and Stephanie and family

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In loving memory of your Papaw. May he continue to live on in your hearts and memories. Sending love and peace. Stephanie and Bella and family.
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