William Snyder Saulsbury, loved gardening, entertaining

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William Snyder Saulsbury, enjoyed gardening, entertaining

William “Bill” Snyder Saulsbury, 72, of Pinehurst, died at his home on Monday December 19, 2022.

Bill was born in State College, Pennsylvania to the late Edward and Barbara Ann Saulsbury. As a young man, Bill’s family moved to Delaware. After high school, he joined the international group Up With People, traveling the world helping those in need. Eventually he taught English at the Berlitz school in Madrid, Spain, where he met Mercedes Garcia-Ontiveros They married on December 29, 1971 and started a family soon after returning to America. Bill and his wife worked for Governor Bacon while he was pursuing his bachelor’s degree at the University of Delaware. Bill worked in the poultry industry for many years. He spent his final years with Mountaire Farms as Director of Technical Services.

Bill’s personality was larger than life. He loved giving back to his community, gardening, tending to his beautiful gardens, photography, entertaining at his home, and many other hobbies. One of his favorite charity/community events was Project Santa.

He is preceded in death by his father Edward, his mother Barbara, and his brother Eddie.

He is survived by his wife Mercedes Saulsbury; son William “Joe” Saulsbury; and daughter, Mercedes Anne Saulsbury. He is also survived by his brother John “Bobby” Saulsbury (Linda); his niece Diana; nephew, JD Maull; and grandnieces, Jaidyn and Gabriel “Gabby”. He also leaves behind his faithful companion Shadow, his beloved black Labrador and the late Nyla.

A funeral will be private and a celebration of life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donate to Project Santa of the Sandhills, projectsantaofthesandhills.org, in Bill’s memory.

Online condolences can be made at bolesfuneralhome.com.

Services are entrusted to the Boles Funeral Home of Pinehurst.