Jack Edward Saunders
TAMPA, Fla. –– Jack Edward Saunders, 66, a leader in United Methodist scouting ministries, died Dec. 10, 2010.
A member of Wesley Memorial UMC in Tampa, he served as a Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmaster, Cubmaster, District Chairman, and he was the course director of the Gulf Ridge Council Wood Badge. He was also a staff member of the 100th Anniversary of Scouting in Chelmsford, England.
“Jack was always positive and upbeat and a man that knew how to get the job done,” said Karl H. Tramer, a Scout leader. He will be missed.”
Jack served as a captain in the U.S. Army with tours in Germany and Vietnam. He was employed by GTE Data Services/Verizon for 25 years.
Jack was predeceased by his parents, Jack and Florence Saunders. He is survived by his wife, LaVerne; son, Ryan and daughter-in-law, Lilia; daughter, Laura Prevatte and son-in-law, Shane; and granddaughter, Shelby.
“He was a great man,” said Paul Karstendiek, a scouting ministry specialist.