Farming Rural 04

Thomas Sawyer

October 17, 1937 ~ January 3, 2022 (age 84)

Obituary

Thomas Earl Sawyer, Sr., 84, husband of the late Antoinette M. “Toni” Sawyer and a resident of Birdsnest, VA, passed away Monday, January 3, 2022, at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital, Onancock, VA. A native of Roanoke Rapids, NC, he was the son of the late Walter Lee Sawyer and the late Lessie Bess Sawyer. He was a pipefitter with Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local 110, Norfolk, a United States Army Veteran of the Korean War and a member of Exmore Baptist Church.

He is survived by a son, Tony A. Sawyer of Norfolk, VA; a brother, William Jimmy Sawyer of Moyock, NC; a sister, Barbara Philyaw of Chesapeake, VA; two step-sons, Charles F. Olinger of Birdsboro, PA, and Timmy Sieber of Baltimore, MD; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parents Thomas was predeceased by a brother, Walter L. Sawyer, Jr.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at 11:00AM at Doughty Funeral Home with Reverend Jonathan Carpenter officiating. Private interment will follow in Eastville Baptist Church Cemetery. Family will join friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic all people attending the service are asked to wear masks. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Shore Christian Academy, 11624 Occohannock Road, Exmore, VA 23350.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.doughtyfuneralhome.com

Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore, Virginia.

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Services

Viewing
Tuesday
January 11, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Doughty Funeral Home
3117 Main Street
Exmore, VA 23350

Funeral Service
Tuesday
January 11, 2022

11:00 AM
Doughty Funeral Home
3117 Main Street
Exmore, VA 23350

Private Interment

Eastville Baptist Church Cemetery
5413 Willow Oak Road
Eastville, VA 23347

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