1/27/15 — Billy Frank Sawyer

flower4Billy Frank Sawyer, age 72, passed away on January 24, 2015 at his home in Manchester, Tennessee surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Lynchburg, Tennessee to his parents, the late Claude D. Sawyer and Katherine Lee Casteel Sawyer. He was was also preceded in death by his son, Trenton Wade 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 NRA-National Rifle Association. 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, TN; son, Terry L. Sawyer (Mindy) of Beech Grove, TN; daughter, Tammy A. Warren (Darryl) of Lynchburg, TN; 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 will be on Monday, January 26, 2015 from 5 – 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at Central Funeral Home with Pastor Harry Green officiating. Burial will follow at the Rose Hill Memorial Gardens with US Army Military Honors. CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME in Charge of Arrangements.