Edward Harold Sawyer, 90, passed away Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. He was born April 10, 1928, to the late Emma M. and Henry H. Sawyer in Norfolk County.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Shirley Lee Sawyer; daughter, Paula G. Sawyer; and brothers, Herman Sawyer and Wilson “Benny” Sawyer. Edward was a mechanic and owned and operated Sawyer’s Garage in Virginia Beach from 1965 to 2007.
Loved and cherished by his family, Edward is survived by his daughters, Linda L. Sawyer, Phyllis A. Sawyer, Emma S. Bertok (Frank) and Shirley R. Waynick (Randy); eight grandchildren, Ronald L. Sawyer Jr., Denise M. Rodgers, Becky Sawyer O’Neil, Erica L. Teeter (Noah), Samantha J. Waynick, Taylor E. Bertok (Lyndsey), Katelyn E. Bertok and Kyle J. Waynick; 10 great-grandchildren, Zachary R. Rodgers, Daniel J. O’Neil, Alexandria F. Teeter, Alyssa A. O’Neil, Sydney E. Teeter, Gabriel N. Teeter, Abigail G. Teeter, Easton J. Bertok, Cameron J. Bertok and Coleson J. Bertok; and one great-great-granddaughter, Audree N. Rodgers.
A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 15, at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home, 601 N. Witchduck Road. A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16, at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park.
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