Mr. Sawyer was born May 31, 1940, in Simmons City to Rowena Ellen (Putnam) and Fred Wayland Sawyer Sr. He was a welder’s helper and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Three Rivers. He was also involved in the United Methodist Men, Emmaus and enjoyed reading.
Survivors include a sister, Darlene (Sonny) Holdridge; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Visitation was held Thursday, May 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Galloway & Sons Chapel in Three Rivers.
The funeral service was conducted Friday, May 30, at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Three Rivers with Rev. Vallilea Blair officiating. Musical selections included “In the Garden,” “Old Rugged Cross” and “How Great Thou Art.” Burial followed in the Simmons City Cemetery.
Galloway & Sons Chapel, Three Rivers