David Sawyer

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 16, 2009

SUFFOLK — David L. Sawyer, 78, of 550 Third Ave., Suffolk, passed away Dec. 14, 2009 at Nansemond Pointe Rehab & Health Care Center. A native of Nansemond County, he was son of the late Lynwood and Cfroney Milteer Sawyer, and the widower of Gladys Sawyer.
Mr. Sawyer was a retired self-employed painter. He was a member of Mt. Ararat Christian Church.
He leaves to cherish his memory: one son, Windal Sawyer (Katie), of Suffolk; six sisters, Florine Skeeter (Clifton) and Evelena Britt, of Suffolk, Laura White, of Ossing, N.Y., Janett Hopson (William), Mary Lee Twine, and Gearldine Fulgham (James), all of Suffolk; two brothers, Horace Sawyer and James E. Sawyer, both of Suffolk; three grandchildren and nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A service to celebrate his life will be held at noon Friday, Dec. 18, 2009 at Crocker Funeral Home, officiated by Bishop Dwight Whitfield. Interment will be in Carver Memorial Cemetery. The family will be at the home of James Sawyer, 2364 Carolina Highway. Condolences may be extended to the family www.crockerfuneralhome.com.

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