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Celebrating the life of
Sgt. Bruce Edward Saunders, TIPD, Retired
December 04, 1965 - September 09, 2018
Loving and devoted Husband and Father. Dedicated law enforcement officer who dedicated his life to serving others.
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
912-898-0900
  • Celebration of Life
  • 6:00pm - Saturday, September 22, 2018
  • American Legion Post 154
  • 10 Veterans Drive (Map)
    Tybee Island, GA 31328

Our heartfelt condolences to the Saunders family. May you find comfort with family and dear friends at this difficult time.

Diane & Skip Sasser, Wilmington Island, GA

My condolences to the family an friends of Mr. Saunders. During this difficult time please rely on the words found at 2 Cor. 1 verses 3 an 4 where it gives us a promise from our heavenly Father that He will be there for us to strengthen an give us comfort.

Kay F, Savannah, Ga

SUSAN & FAMILY, TED & I SEND OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY & LOVE TO YOU ALL AT THIS SAD TIME. BRUCE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED.

TED WARD & CAMILLE WARD, Tybee ISLAND 31328, GA

We watched him grow from a boy to a man. He will be truely missed. All our love.

The Lewis Family., Tybee Is, Ga.

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 where Jehovah God promises to do away with death forever. We look forward to this wonderful hope. For more information please visit jw.org.

Niecy, ,

Sheila & I are very sad to learn of Bruce's passing. He was a great guy. One of my favorite people.. We will be out of the country on 9/22 but I will pause & say a special prayer for Bruce & his family.

Bobby & Sheila Phillips, Tybee Island, GA

I regret the loss of your loved one. "...the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God". Please read Psalms 34:18 for another promise from the God of comfort.

Harris, Savannah, Ga

God speed Bruce. May God shine his light upon you.

Dan Fogarty, Savannah, Ga

Bruce was a good friend and he will be missed.My deepest condolences go out to his family

Les Sarge White, Tybee Island, Ga

Bruce was one of the best friends I have ever had. I loved him like a brother and will miss him dearly. RIP my friend, and don't be handing any tickets up there either. LOL

Keith Gill Sr, Winnfield, LA

My prayers go out to the family of Bruce Saunders his wife that I know and his son and all the rest was a great man.

Lee Mulherin, ,

To the family of Sgt.Saunders.since death wasn't originally God's purpose for mankind , it is very painful to deal with, but please read the wonderful hope that the Bible holds out for all mankind at Revelation (21: 3 & 4 ) , My thaughts and prayers are with you.

Dorothy, Dacula Ga,

Sgt. Saunders welcomed me to the TIPD family. He shared his policing experiences with me. I always knew he had my back. I always felt comfortable working with him. May he Rest In Peace with the Lord.

Kevin J. Street, Troy, Alabana

I have know Bruce since we were at Tybee elementary together, where he was a "patrol guard" - even then he was looking out for everyone. Many of you may not know but Bruce was a great dancer and I remember dancing with him at Marilyn's, Nicks, Johnny Harris and in show choir. Those were great times and are some of my fondest memories of him. Rest in peace my friend. To Mrs. Saunders, Susan, Katie, BJ and family I send you my deepest condolences and hope that you find comfort in knowing the Bruce was so well loved by everyone. Keeping you in my prayers, God bless.

Ticia Hutson Schaub, Hamilton, NJ

Dearest June, Bruce, Katie, and all of the Saunders family: Please accept our sincere and deep condolences on your loss. Growing up on Lewis Avenue with Bruce was an amazing time. I loved him dearly and always. May the Good Lord Bless and Keep you all.

Terri (Brown) & Mike Patillo, Tybee & Savannah, GA

Bruce was always so great to me. I am really going to miss him, he was always there to give us advice (even if it wasn't what we'd want to hear). He was a good Dad and the best Papa, I wish he was here to see Camille grow up. We loved him and he will be missed.

Cody Patnode, Savannah, GA

May God give you strength to see you through June. All my love and prayers to you all. God bless!

Dana Gard, Lawrenceville, GA

My condolences to the family. Bruce was a childhood friend of mine. Sending light and love to you all.

Kim Bierce, Villa Rica, GA

Sergeant Bruce E. Saunders, TIPD, Retired, 52, died Sunday, September 9, 2018 at Candler Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

The lifelong Tybee Island resident dedicated his life to the service of others. Sgt. Saunders began his law enforcement career more than 30 years ago having worked for Chatham County Sheriff's Department, Rincon, Pooler, and Garden City Police Departments before he joined the Tybee Island Police Department in 2003. Sgt. Saunders medically retired from Tybee Island in August, 2017. Being a law enforcement officer was Bruce's love. He started his service to others as a volunteer Fireman for Tybee Island Fire Department and worked as an EMT for Effingham County.

He was a graduate of Johnson High School and graduated from the Police Academy at Armstrong State College. Bruce was predeceased by his father, James Saunders.

In addition to his brothers and sisters in blue, surviving are his wife, Susan Saunders of Tybee Island; his daughter, Katie Saunders of Atlanta; his son, Bruce Saunders, Jr. and his girlfriend Cody, both of Wilmington Island; his mother, June Saunders of Tybee Island; and three grandchildren, Camille Saunders of Wilmington Island, and Colton and Camdyn Grantham of Effingham County.

Please bring your favorite dish, appetizer, casserole and join Bruce's family in celebrating his life at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at the American Legion on Tybee Island.

Bruce's family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Gifford Lorenz and Dr. Erik Bernstein, and the staff of Candler ICU and especially nurses Edward and David for their compassion and medical care during Bruce's illness.

In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations in Bruce's name be made to the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852 or the Two Hundred Club of the Coastal Empire,  P.O. Box 1922, Savannah, GA 31402.

 

 

 

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GUEST BOOK

Our heartfelt condolences to the Saunders family. May you find comfort with family and dear friends at this difficult time.

Diane & Skip Sasser, Wilmington Island, GA

My condolences to the family an friends of Mr. Saunders. During this difficult time please rely on the words found at 2 Cor. 1 verses 3 an 4 where it gives us a promise from our heavenly Father that He will be there for us to strengthen an give us comfort.

Kay F, Savannah, Ga

SUSAN & FAMILY, TED & I SEND OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY & LOVE TO YOU ALL AT THIS SAD TIME. BRUCE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED.

TED WARD & CAMILLE WARD, Tybee ISLAND 31328, GA

We watched him grow from a boy to a man. He will be truely missed. All our love.

The Lewis Family., Tybee Is, Ga.

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 where Jehovah God promises to do away with death forever. We look forward to this wonderful hope. For more information please visit jw.org.

Niecy, ,

Sheila & I are very sad to learn of Bruce's passing. He was a great guy. One of my favorite people.. We will be out of the country on 9/22 but I will pause & say a special prayer for Bruce & his family.

Bobby & Sheila Phillips, Tybee Island, GA

I regret the loss of your loved one. "...the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God". Please read Psalms 34:18 for another promise from the God of comfort.

Harris, Savannah, Ga

God speed Bruce. May God shine his light upon you.

Dan Fogarty, Savannah, Ga

Bruce was a good friend and he will be missed.My deepest condolences go out to his family

Les Sarge White, Tybee Island, Ga

Bruce was one of the best friends I have ever had. I loved him like a brother and will miss him dearly. RIP my friend, and don't be handing any tickets up there either. LOL

Keith Gill Sr, Winnfield, LA

Candle tribute lit by B.Jackson — Georgia

My prayers go out to the family of Bruce Saunders his wife that I know and his son and all the rest was a great man.

Lee Mulherin, ,

To the family of Sgt.Saunders.since death wasn't originally God's purpose for mankind , it is very painful to deal with, but please read the wonderful hope that the Bible holds out for all mankind at Revelation (21: 3 & 4 ) , My thaughts and prayers are with you.

Dorothy, Dacula Ga,

Sgt. Saunders welcomed me to the TIPD family. He shared his policing experiences with me. I always knew he had my back. I always felt comfortable working with him. May he Rest In Peace with the Lord.

Kevin J. Street, Troy, Alabana

Candle tribute lit by Ticia Hutson Schaub — New Jersey

I have know Bruce since we were at Tybee elementary together, where he was a "patrol guard" - even then he was looking out for everyone. Many of you may not know but Bruce was a great dancer and I remember dancing with him at Marilyn's, Nicks, Johnny Harris and in show choir. Those were great times and are some of my fondest memories of him. Rest in peace my friend. To Mrs. Saunders, Susan, Katie, BJ and family I send you my deepest condolences and hope that you find comfort in knowing the Bruce was so well loved by everyone. Keeping you in my prayers, God bless.

Ticia Hutson Schaub, Hamilton, NJ

Candle tribute lit by Melenda McCumber Henninge — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Terri (Brown) & Mike Patillo — Georgia

Dearest June, Bruce, Katie, and all of the Saunders family: Please accept our sincere and deep condolences on your loss. Growing up on Lewis Avenue with Bruce was an amazing time. I loved him dearly and always. May the Good Lord Bless and Keep you all.

Terri (Brown) & Mike Patillo, Tybee & Savannah, GA

Bruce was always so great to me. I am really going to miss him, he was always there to give us advice (even if it wasn't what we'd want to hear). He was a good Dad and the best Papa, I wish he was here to see Camille grow up. We loved him and he will be missed.

Cody Patnode, Savannah, GA

Candle tribute lit by Cody Patnode — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Patti Ward Neidlinger — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Dana Hard — Georgia

May God give you strength to see you through June. All my love and prayers to you all. God bless!

Dana Gard, Lawrenceville, GA

Candle tribute lit by Kim Bierce — Georgia

My condolences to the family. Bruce was a childhood friend of mine. Sending light and love to you all.

Kim Bierce, Villa Rica, GA


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