William G. “Jerry” Saunders Sr.

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Suffolk – William “Jerry” Gerald Saunders, Sr., 74, passed away September 25, 2014 in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. He was the husband to Iola Holland Saunders, and the son of the late Harvey F. and Carrie B. Saunders, Sr.

Jerry was a member of Oakland Christian Church in Chuckatuck. After graduating from Chuckatuck High School, he went into the U.S. Air Force and served for four years. Jerry was the 3rd Fire Chief for the Chuckatuck Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) and had 17 year tenure as Chief. He missed being a charter member of CVFD by only a few months. He joined in 1954 at the age of 16 and was a Life Member with 60 years of service. The morning of going into the hospital, Jerry was out on a call with theChuckatuck Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of the Chuckatuck Ruritan Club, and a charter member of the Suffolk Police Auxiliary Unit with 20 years of service. Jerry was also active in Boy Scouts Troop 25 and – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=William-Saunders&pid=172594913#sthash.79Ft0nhh.dpuf