Wayne William Sawyer, Jr. “Big Wayne”, 65, of Robbinsville, NC, passed away on Sunday, February 23, 2020.
He was a native of Wayne County, MI, but had lived in Robbinsville NC for many years. Wayne, Jr is the son of Ruby Lee Shuler Sawyer of Robbinsville, NC, and the late Wayne William Sawyer, Sr. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Gary Sawyer and Stevie Sawyer, his brother in law, Keith Quigley, Sr, his nieces, Katie Ruff and Lela Sawyer, and his nephew, Keith Quigley, Jr.
He worked for General Motors for 20 years. After taking an early retirement, he and Melissa moved to Robbinsville, NC to raise their family.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Melissa Quigley Sawyer; his sons and daughters in law, Wayne Sawyer, III, Jason and Erica Sawyer, and Steven and Debra Sawyer, all of Robbinsville, NC; his brothers, Terry Lee Sawyer of Albuquerque, NM, and Tim Sawyer of Robbinsville, NC; and his sister, Gail Kish of Howell, MI. He has one granddaughter and 5 grandsons, Skyler, Caden, Hunter, Grayson, and Emmett Sawyer, and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at 2:00pm Friday, February 28, 2020 at the Townson-Smith Chapel. Reverend Mike Teem will officiate. The family will receive friends from 12:00 pm until 2:00 pm Friday at the Chapel, prior to the service.
Townson-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Sawyer family. An online register is available at www.townson-smithfuneralhome.com.
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