Nicholas Allan Saunders, age 29, of Jefferson, passed away on January 22, 2022, with family by his side, after succumbing to an acute illness.
Nick was born on December 13, 1992 to Tina Lewis and Gary Saunders in Boone, North Carolina. He was an Ashe County High School graduate, class of 2011. He enlisted in the US Army with dreams of serving his country but was disqualified due to injury just weeks before his shipping date. He loved working with his hands, and spent the last few years working various construction and landscaping jobs.
Nick will be remembered as a kind and gentle soul with absolute heart of gold. He was genuine, thoughtful, and so effortlessly funny. He just had a presence about him that made him such a pleasure to be around. His unwavering love and friendship had a deeper impact on his friends and family than he could have ever realized.
Nick is survived by his mother, Tina Lewis, his father, Gary Saunders, and his step-mother Sherry Saunders. He is also survived by his brother Tyler Saunders, his sister Tiera Shepard, his sister Bailey Saunders, his brother Remington Saunders, his sister Kinsley Greene, his cousin Travis Casimir, his cousin Kaitlyn Saunders, his cousin TJ Saunders, and his girlfriend Calie Bennett. He is also survived by many friends and loved ones who will miss him deeply.
Services for Nicholas Allan Saunders will be held Friday, January 28, 2022, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at Orion Baptist Church, Jefferson, NC.
Online condolences may be shared with the Saunders family at the website www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Saunders family.