Clifton Lee Saunders
Clifton Lee Saunders
  • January 10, 1950 - December 31, 2017
  • Beaverdam, Virginia

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Clifton L. Saunders, Jr., 67, of Beaverdam, VA passed away on December 31, 2017 after a brief but difficult battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Shirley Stanley Saunders; his son, Christopher L. Saunders (Laura), and grandson Stephen Andrew Saunders, of Chester, Virginia; daughter, Jennifer S. Luck (David) and granddaughter Elizabeth Abbigale Luck, of Beaverdam, Virginia. He is also survived by his sister Charlotte Tate of Ashland, a nephew, and two nieces. Clifton was a retired Henrico County Firefighter, having served more than 28 years. After his retirement he continued to work in a variety of jobs that kept him outside and allowed him to meet people, two of his favorite things. He also loved to fish and work in his vegetable garden. He was an uncomplicated man who never failed to help someone in need. Clifton will be greatly missed by his family and numerous friends, many he knew for a lifetime. A memorial service will be held at Nelsen Funeral Home, 412 S. Washington Highway, Ashland, VA 23005 on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be conveyed to the family at