Marc Godwin Saunders died July 1, 2016 in Dorchester County, SC. He is the son of and is survived by Percy Leo Saunders of Alamance County, NC, and Inez Reagan Saunders of Reidsville, NC, and his siblings, Percy Leo Saunders, Jr., Susan Paige Saunders and David Patrick Saunders. His grandparents are the late Walter Spencer Reagan and Pearl Page Reagan of Reidsville and Lofton Jordan Saunders and Susie Faucette Saunders of Caswell and Alamance Counties, NC.
Marc was a very unique person — very mechanically- and scientifically-minded, he appeared in his hometown paper, the Reidsville Review, in the early 1960s after putting together a bicycle at the age of five. He later achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, was in the Honor Society in high school and was awarded bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physics from the Citadel in Charleston, SC, and the University of South Carolina, respectively. He continued learning and was always taking courses to improve his mind and discover new things. He was a deep thinker and enjoyed reading, writing and even drawing. He loved words and would often make puns and wordplays to make people laugh.
He was a sensitive and compassionate person, very conscious of the feelings of others and generous to those he felt needed help. He was bipolar and struggled to maintain mental balance his whole life — and was successful for most of his 61 years. He is greatly loved and missed by his family and friends. The Lord knew the number of his days before he was born and we rejoice that he is living his true life of freedom and joy in the presence of the One who made him.
A small memorial service will be held at his father’s Summerville home on Friday, October 7, 2016 where Pastor Richard Willsea of Grace Lutheran Church will officiate. A graveside service will be held at Locust Hill Methodist Church, Reidsville, NC, on Monday, October 10, 2016 at 2 pm.
Arrangements by Parks Funeral Home, 130 W. 1st North Street, Summerville, SC 29483. www.parksfuneralhome.com
Posted in: The Journal Scene
Posted on: 2016-10-03
Link to original obituary: http://www.journalscene.com/20161003/161009958/marc-godwin-saunders