Arthur Lee Sawyer
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Chesapeake - Arthur Lee Sawyer, 74, of Benefit Road passed away August 24, 2013. He was the son of the late David E. and Evelyn Denny Sawyer. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his brothers, David Edgar Sawyer, Jr. and Linwood I. Sawyer. Arthur Lee was an active member of Lake Drummond Baptist Church; charter member of the Wallaceton Ruritan Club and had retired with Carpenters Local Union #613.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Diantha Gibbs Sawyer; daughter, Kim Colonna and husband, Billy; son, Michael Sawyer and his wife, Marcy; eight grandchildren; and three sisters, Lillian Burks, Dorothy Garis and Carolyn Gibbs.
A service to celebrate his life will be held Wednesday, August 28, at 11 a.m. at Lake Drummond Baptist Church with Pastor William A. "Buddy" Hoggard officiating. He will be laid to rest in the church cemetery immediately following. The family will receive friends at Graham Funeral Home, Chesapeake on Tuesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lake Drummond Baptist Church Building Fund, 3873 Ballahack Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322. Please visit his book of memories at www.grahamfuneralhome.com to leave a note to the family.
Graham Funeral Home
1112 Kempsville Rd Chesapeake, VA 23322
Published in The Virginian Pilot from Aug. 26 to Aug. 27, 2013