William "Bill" Everett Sawyer, 86, of Smiths Station, Alabama passed away Friday, March 3, 2023 at Columbus Hospice House.
A memorial service with military honors will be held Friday, March 10, 2023 beginning at 2:00 PM ET at Colonial Funeral Home and Crematory with Pastor Brad McDaniel officiating.
Mr. Sawyer was born March 14, 1936 in Macon, Georgia to the late Everett Henry Sawyer and Mildred Elizabeth Reid Sawyer. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a jet engine mechanic, retired from Green's Propane, and was a devoted family man. In his leisure time he enjoyed bowling, fishing, camping, racing and building race cars, and his companion chihuahuas. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Edna Earl Robertson Sawyer.
Surviving are his three daughters; Tonya (Jim) Bean of Smiths, Alabama, Elise (Roy) Bell of Buena Vista, Georgia, and Ronda (Anthony) Gianfortone of Waverly Hall, Georgia; Grandchildren; Amanda Bean of Smiths Station, Alabama, Veronica (Tony) Bean , Guy (Wendy) Bean of Wisconsin, Cody (Jennifer) Bell of Perry, Georgia, Jessica Bell(Brandy) of Athens, Georgia, Robbie (Tamsyn) Bell, Dusty Bell of Florida, Erica Robinson, Noah and Aiden Gianfortone of Waverly Hall, Georgia; great grandchildren, Clay, Bristol, Alex, Kaleb, Brendan, Jon, Kalie, Destiny, Hanna, Zoey, Kaleigh, Mason ,Audrey, Kimber, and Keegan. Numerous nieces , nephews, Justin and Jekerri Phillips.
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