Ricky W. Saunders


Ricky W. Saunders, 56, of Bellefontaine, passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Heartland of Bellefontaine.

He was born in Sidney on Jan. 21, 1958, a son of June Poling Coil, who survives in Bellefontaine, and the late Forrest Saunders. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Gregory Coil.

Survivors include a daughter, April (Tim) Hites of Bellefontaine; son, Aaron Saunders of Springfield, Mo.; two grandchildren, Bryce and Tyler Jackson; sisters, Bonnie Conley of Huntsville and Becky Coy of Bellefontaine; brothers, Ed Saunders of Springfield, David Saunders of Lima, Joe (Carol) Ransbottom, Bill Ransbottom, Tony Ransbottom and Jason (Tabitha) Coil, all of Bellefontaine, and Mike Ransbottom of Tipp City.

He worked at Kroger and Wal-Mart. He was an Army veteran and attended Vineyard Church. He also was a member of the Elks and enjoyed fishing and playing cards.

Per his request, his body was cremated and services will be held at a later date. Arrangements were handled by Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine, where condolences may be expressed at edsfh.com