Larry Drake Saunders, 64, formerly of Hoke county, died June 23 in his home in Ripley, West Virginia.
He was preceded in death by his parents Albert and Dorothy Saunders, a brother, Kenneth Saunders, and in-laws, Charles and Sarah Shumway.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Carla (Shumway) Saunders; his children, Eric Saunders of Southport, and Matthew (Miranda) Saunders of Evans, West Virginia; daughters, Kari Saunders of Ripley, West Virginia, and Megan (Brandon) Board of Fraizer Bottom, West Virginia; two grandchildren, Rowan Scott Kay and Ily Marie Saunders; his brother, Gene (Donna) Saunders of Holden Beach; and sisters, Rhonda Hodge of Raeford, and Patricia (Kenneth) Byrd of Boiling Springs.
In keeping with his wishes, he was an organ donor.
The funeral was held June 27, 2019 at Waybright Funeral Home in Ripley, West Virginia. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery in Ripley.