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Billy Frank Sawyer, 72

Posted on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 12:25 pm

Sawyer, Billy Frank, 72, passed away Jan. 24, 2015 at his home in Manchester, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Lynchburg to his parents, the late Claude D. Sawyer and Katherine Lee Casteel Sawyer. He was also preceded in death by his son, Trenton Wade Sawyer; sister, Jean Sawyer; and parents-in-law, Alfred L. Davis and Effie B. Thompson. In addition to being a United States Army Veteran, Mr. Sawyer was a retired Security Systems Administrator/Armorer at Arnold Engineering Development Center in Tullahoma (AEDC); prior City of Tullahoma Policeman; and former Detective with the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department. He was a member of the College Street Baptist Church in Tullahoma, a member of the Tennessee Sheriff’s Association and a member of the National Rifle Association (NRA). He will be remembered as a loving and wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend to many people who enjoyed college football, gardening, woodworking, and helping family and friends. He is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Peggy Ann Davis Sawyer of Manchester; son, Terry L. Sawyer (Mindy) of Beech Grove; daughter, Tammy A. Warren (Darryl) of Lynchburg; two grandchildren, Betsy Ann Sawyer and Kayla Nicole Warren; two great-grandchildren, Martin J. Harris and Maklain D. Sawyer; cousin, Clyde Gary Sawyer; and a host of relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Visitation was on Monday, Jan. 26. The funeral service was conducted on Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 1 p.m. at Central Funeral Home with Pastor Harry Green officiating. Burial followed at the Rose Hill Memorial Gardens with US Army Military Honors. Central Funeral Home of Manchester in charge of arrangements.