Dale Nelson Saunders, “Sam”, of Herndon, Virginia died on January 2, 2022 as a result of cancer.  He was a native of Herndon, attended Herndon and Floris Elementary Schools, a graduate of Herndon High School and earned a B.A. in Business from George Mason University.  Sam started his career in home construction then worked two decades for the Dept. of Justice.  In his later years he worked for several plumbing firms.

Sam was born December 6, 1949, in Arlington, Virginia, a son of the late Robert J. Saunders and the late Doris Cockerill Saunders.  He is preceded in death by sister Debra Jean Saunders and brother Dennis Lee Saunders.   He is survived by one daughter, Melissa Marie, one grandson, Leigh Tyler Williams, both of Alexandria, Virginia, and one sister, Dawn Clay Saunders and her husband Fred D. Duncan, Jr. of Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia.

A memorial visitation will be held at Adams-Green Funeral Home from 4:00 until 7:00 PM on Tuesday, January 11, 2022.  The family is requiring masks be worn inside.  Inurnment at Chestnut Grove Cemetery will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, January 12, 2022.

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