William Edward Sayers

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William Edward Sayers, of Inglis, Florida, passed on April 6th at Shands hospital in Gainesville, Florida at the age of 86. He was preceded in death by his parents Oscar and Charlotte Sayers, sister Carol Walters and brother James Sayers.
Survived by his loving wife of 59 years Catherine. During their marriage, the couple welcomed 4 children into their home: Jeanette Beraldi of Naples, Fl, Theresa Clark of Spencer, Ma, Cheryl O'Neil Gardner of St. Petersburg, Fl, and Kathleen Dulac of Debary, Fl. Later welcoming 5 grandchildren: Alec Dulac, Lauren Loder, Courtney O'Neil, Aubrie Gardner, and Taylor Gardner, three great grandchildren: Kaxenya Loder, Zaklina Loder, and Odin Roark. Also survived by three nieces, their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
William, originally of Cleveland, Ohio, served 22 years in the US Air Force Security Forces. He was a Veteran of the Korean conflict and Vietnam War, his received numerous medals throughout his career. After retiring from the Air Force, he made Florida his home beginning a second career in Law Enforcement.
While serving 20 years with the Miami Dade Metro Police Department, William attended Florida International University in Miami receiving a Baccalaureate degree in Criminology. He was an active and long-standing member with the Florida Police Benevolent Association.
William took pleasure in his involvement in his local community, where he and his wife attended
St. Anthony's the Abbot Catholic Church. He was a Lector, Server, an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, and a Deacon of the Church. He also enjoyed his involvement with the Yankeetown Inglis Woman's Club, where he called bingo and participated in the Chili cook off for several years.
A Memorial Mass will be held 3pm on April 20th at St. Anthony's the Abbot Catholic Church in Inglis, a small reception to follow in the social hall. All are welcome to attend and celebrate William's life.
Memorial service and inurnment will set for a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to Yankeetown Inglis Woman's Club Building Fund at www.yiwomansclub.com. The family would like to thank Citrus Dialysis Center and his Physicians for their efforts, care, and dedication for the past seven years.
Bill was known for his love of family, sense of humor, and a positive attitude that wouldn't quit.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Apr. 15, 2018
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