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Henry Clay Sawyer, Jr.

December 28, 1924 - June 24, 2016

Henry Clay Sawyer, Jr., our beloved father went to be with the Lord on June 24, 2016 after a courageous fight with cancer.  He was born December 28, 1924 in Plymouth, North Carolina the son of the late Henry Clay Sawyer, Sr. and Lillian Bell Lee Sawyer.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Jacquelyn Faye Toler Sawyer; daughter, Judith Ann Sawyer; brother, Herman M. Sawyer and his sister, M. Louise Govito.

Henry served his country in the United States Army during WWII with Co. I 222nd infantry 3rd Battalion 42nd Infantry Rainbow Division.  He attended Norfolk College of William and Mary as a professional in accounting and tax consulting.  He retired from Norfolk and Western Railway.

His memory lives on in his children, Gilbert Sawyer, Joyceyln Danzeisen, Henry Sawyer III, Patricia Hartung, Cynthia Broskie, Debra Bair, Alter John Sawyer and Mary Martin as well as grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, niece and nephews.

The family will be present to receive friends Friday, July 1, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road Virginia Beach. A funeral service will conducted Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 11 AM at the funeral home. Immediately following remembrance will continue at Rosewood Memorial Park for burial services. In lieu of flowers memorial donations are requested by the family to be made to Camp Rudolph, Christian  Summer Camp, 19320 Darling Drive, Yale, Virginia 23897. Condolences may be offered to the family at altmeyerfh.com.

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Date: Saturday, July 2, 2016

Time: 11:00 am


Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel

5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

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