Carlton "Buzz" Sawyer, SMSgt, USAF (Ret.)

carlton sawyer, smsgt, usaf (ret.)
Carlton Earl "Buzz" Sawyer, SMSgt, USAF (Ret.), 85, of Weaverville, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Mr. Sawyer was born in Norfolk, VA, and was a son of the late Lucie L. Dewberry and Paul Sawyer. He was also preceded in death by wives Selma Rebecca Sawyer in 1972, and Joan Carol Sawyer in 2001; and by sisters Barbara Jean King and Joan Morris. Mr. Sawyer was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, retiring as Master Sergeant after twenty-nine years of service in many countries around the world, including Vietnam. He is survived by step-sons Craig Lieder and wife Donna of Asheville, and Robert Lieder of Virginia Beach, VA; daughter Terry Sevitz and husband David of Aurora, CO; grandchildren Erin Lieder, Jennifer Lieder, Lori Sevitz-Padilla and husband Daniel, and Timm Sevitz; great-grandchildren Austin and Ella Padilla; sister Dorothy Tebault and husband Robert of Virginia Beach, VA; brothers-in-law Robert Morris of Chesapeake, VA, and Carlton King of Nags Head, NC; nieces and nephews Scott Tebault and wife Joyce, Mark Tebault and wife Renee, Robin Phillips and husband Johnny, Andy Morris and wife Heidi, Kathy Barbieri and husband Dan, Pam Waldron and husband John, and Carla Richards and husband Rob; and cousins Gloria Mayo and Virginia Coleman, both of Chesapeake, VA. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, August 2, at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue.

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  1. I am sorry for your loss please accept my deepest sympathy. I hope you will find your strength and comfort in Jesus promises of the earthly resurrection(:Acts 24:15) and the renewed Paradise earth, where death will be no more and no family will have to mourn the death of a loved one.-Revelation 21:3,4; Luke 23:43. May GOD(Psalms 83:18) grant you peace and comfort now during this grievous time.-Matthew 5:4.

  2. I am sorry for your loss. As the days and weeks go by. May you draw closer to Jehovah God in prayer and allow Him to sustain you through this difficult time.-Psalm 55:22

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