Walter T. Saunders III\n \n\n\n\n of Fayetteville, North Carolina,\n \n\n\n\n transistioned to immortality peacefully on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at UNC Memorial Hospital, Chapel Hill, NC.\n \n\n\n\n\n\n Born December 12, 1954, the second child of the Ms.\n \n\n\n\n Gwendolyn L. Saunders and the late Walter T. Saunders II (Wazir), attended the public schools in Dorchester County, graduating from Cambridge High School Class of 1972.\n \n\n\n\n\n\n “Walt” went into the military right out of high school in 1972, making a 31 year career of serving his country. Retiring as a Command Sergeant Major in the U.S. Army. During his 31 year tenure he received numerous awards and citations.\n \n\n\n\n\n\n Walt was a funny man, he loved to make people laugh. His family was his heart and joy. He loved to play pool. Whenever he came to Cambridge you could find him at the pool hall on Pine Street talking smack. Walt also loved to eat chicken and crabs.\n \n\n\n\n\n\n He was joined in Holy Matrimony with Linda R. Baker on June 14, 1975. From that union there are two children, Walter T. Saunders IV of Fort Carson, Colorado and Renita L. Saunders of Fayetteville, North Carolina.\n \n\n\n\n\n\n Walt is survived by his wife, Linda Baker Saunders; two\n \n\n\n\n children, Walter T. Saunders IV (Erika), Fort Carson, Colorado and Renita L. Saunders (Fayetteville, NC); mother, Gwendolyn L. Saunders (Cambridge, MD); step mother, Jackie Saunders; nine siblings, Yolande Meekins (Anthony), Cambridge, MD, R’Wanda V. Stanley (Easton, MD), Tabitha Garnes-Coleman (EZ), Bowie, MD, Llwellyn Saunders (Patrice), Fayetteville, NC, Makedah Saunders and Raysheen Bazemore (Chris), Baltimore, MD, LaTonya Muhammond (Khalid), Owings Mills, MD, Farrad Saunders (Wazir) and Robert Berry (both of Baltimore, Md); two grandchildren, Phillip Saunders and Zyann Saunders (Fort Carson, Colorado); one brother in-law, Donald Baker (Tannie), Trappe, MD; one sister in-law, Ltc. Veronica Lee Baker (Quantico, VA); one aunt, Barbara J. Stewart (Cambridge, MD); a special uncle and dear friend, Hilbert H. Turner Sr. (Royal Oak, MD); two special god children, Terris L. Morrisey and Raasheed A. Jones and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.\n \n\n\n\n\n\n Interment Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery, Hurlock, MD.