6/5/15 — Ollie James Sawyer

Mr. Ollie James Sawyer, age 78 of Lynchburg, passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at Williamson Medical Center of Franklin.

Graveside Services will be held Friday, June 5 at 2 PM at Lynchburg Cemetery with Bro. Matt Collins officiating.

Visitation with the family will be Thursday, June 4 from 5 – 8 PM at Lynchburg Funeral Home.

A native of Moore County, he was the son of the late J D and Frances Pierce Sawyer.

Mr. Sawyer retired from Jack Daniels where he worked as a Distiller. He loved being outside and enjoyed gardening, barbequing, and playing softball.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Johnnie M. Sawyer and one brother, Bobby J. Sawyer.

He is survived by one son, James Alan Sawyer and his wife, Lana of Murfreesboro; one daughter, Rhonda Sawyer of Lynchburg; grandson, Chad Locke and his wife, Tayloe of Hoover, AL and his special “napping” pal, Buddy, the dog.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to a charity of your choice.

Lynchburg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.funeral flower2