Charles Edward Saunders

Charles Edward Saunders, 92, of Cassville passed away Thursday, June 16, 2022 at Mercy Hospital Cassville in Cassville.
He was born in Stella on March 3, 1930 the son of Clarence and Cora (Preddy) Saunders. On June 6, 1952 in Long Beach, Calif. he was united in marriage to Wilma Craig, who survives. They had celebrated their 70 year wedding anniversary. Also surviving are a daughter, Diana Watkins (Jim) of Cassville; two brothers, John Saunders (Janie) of Washburn and Dayne Saunders (Gail) of Republic; a sister, Norma Hayward of Cassville and a grandson.
Preceding him in death were his parents; one son, Stan; four brothers, Pete, David, Harold and Doyle and two sisters, Louise and June.
He moved to this area in 1946. After graduating high school he joined the United States Navy during the Korean War. When he returned home, he attended college at Southern Missouri State University in Springfield, where he attained a bachelor’s degree and later attended the University of Missouri in Columbia. He was employed by the Cassville R-IV School District as a history teacher for 28 years from where he retired. He was a member of Mineral Springs Baptist Church.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at Mineral Springs Cemetery in Cassville, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Laith Hayward conducted the services.
Contributions may be made to Mineral Springs Cemetery in his memory.


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