Paul Jerry Saunders

April 21, 1930-September 1, 2019

Paul Jerry Saunders was born on April 21st, 1930, in New Boston, Illinois and left this earth to be with Jesus on September 1st, 2019. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, September 4th, with the Celebration of Life Service to follow at 2 p.m. in the Bluebonnet Chapel of Callaway-Jones Funeral Center, 3001 S. College Ave., Bryan, TX 77801.

Paul was a true and faithful Christian man, loving husband, father, grandfather and faithful friend. A child of the Great Depression, he would tell stories of when he was a boy, bringing firewood into his grandfather’s barber shop during the cold Illinois winters to keep the fire going to warm the shop. His family settled in Kirbyville, Texas, where in high school he met his future wife, Alice Pool.

Paul graduated from Texas A&M College, where he was a Company Commander in the Corps of Cadets. He served as an Army Lieutenant in the Korean War and was awarded the Bronze Star for bravery. After serving his country, he got a Masters Degree in Education from Sam Houston University and briefly taught school. After that, Paul had a distinguished career in the medical supply business with Johnson and Johnson before retirement.

He was a faithful and active member of numerous Baptist churches, and touched many lives with his service and generosity in each.

Paul is survived by his sons, Ross and wife, Karen of Nashville, Tennessee, and Paul Jr. and wife, Kelley of Kingwood, Texas; grandchildren, Justin and wife, Abby of Brentwood, Tennessee, Julie Saunders of Greenbrier, Tennessee, and Jade Saunders of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is also survived by four great-grandchildren, Layla, Henry, Nora, and Archer Saunders.

He was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Alice Saunders; his parents, Paul and Clara Saunders; brother, Richard Saunders; and son, Syd Saunders.

The family would like to express their gratitude for the attention and care Paul received at The Langford in College Station.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Paul’s memory to the American Cancer Society or the American Alzheimer’s Society.

Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers, Bryan-College Station.

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  1. We loved Paul and Alice so very much. Our lives were blessed having them as sweet friends. Prayers of peace and comfort to the family.

  2. My deepest condolences to you and your family during this time. Please know that I am keeping you and yours in my thoughts and prayers. Also know that you were a blessing to your dad.

  3. Saunders Family,
    Our prayers are with you in your loss.
    Paul was a good man and a wonderful friend. Both he and Alice were so special to our family. We had the fortunate opportunity of spending time with them both on several occasions and each one holds a special memory dear to my heart.
    Paul had this unique ability to make you feel like you were the most important and interesting person in the room. He was encouraging and uplifting, always thoughtful and considerate. He was such a gentleman, with a genuine loving spirit about him.
    Even now, as I know he is at the side of our beloved Savior, I will miss him so very much. And will treasure the time my family got to spend getting to know him. It was truly our honor to have called him friend.
    Brian & Kristi Lester and family

  4. Our thoughts and prayers go out with love to the entire family. Paul was a wonderful and wise father who loved his family, church, and Lord. His life is a sweet legacy to all who knew him.

  5. Paul & Alice were faithful prayer warriors for so many including my family and I. He gave our oldest son his very first job helping to clear brush off his property. I will remember the encouraging conversations we had and will think of him whenever I hear his favorite hymn “In The Garden.” Paul was a very, bright light for Christ.

    Chad & Amanda Whisenant
    and children, Nolan, Joshua, Andrew,
    Kayelyn, Emery and Aurora

  6. I am Linda Partridge>I worked at J&J and I remember Paul Sanders.I thought a lot of him.He was a very careing paeson.I hated to see him leave J&J in Sherman,Tx.
    Everyone will truly miss him in his passing.
    I pray for all his family.
    May God bless his and his family.

  7. Our thoughts and Prayers are with the family. Paul and Alice hold a special place in our hearts with our entire family.

    Love,
    The Templeton Family

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