Henry Clay Sawyer, Jr

December 28, 1924 - June 24, 2016

12/28/1924 - 06/24/2016

Past Services

Saturday July 02, 2016
11:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions


Henry Clay Sawyer, Jr., our beloved father went to be with the Lord on June 24, 2016 after a courageous fight with cancer.  He was born December 28, 1924 in Plymouth, North Carolina the son of the late Henry Clay Sawyer, Sr. and Lillian Bell Lee Sawyer.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Jacquelyn Faye Toler Sawyer; daughter, Judith Ann Sawyer; brother, Herman M. Sawyer and his sister, M. Louise Govito.
Henry served his country in the United States Army during WWII with Co. I 222nd infantry 3rd Battalion 42nd Infantry Rainbow Division.  He attended Norfolk College of William and Mary as a professional in accounting and tax consulting.  He retired from Norfolk and Western Railway.
His memory lives on in his children, Gilbert Sawyer, Joyceyln Danzeisen, Henry Sawyer III, Patricia Hartung, Cynthia Broskie, Debra Bair, Alter John Sawyer and Mary Martin as well as grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, niece and nephews.
The family will be present to receive friends Friday, July 1, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road Virginia Beach. A funeral service will conducted Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 11 AM at the funeral home. Immediately following remembrance will continue at Rosewood Memorial Park for burial services. In lieu of flowers memorial donations are requested by the family to be made to Camp Rudolph, Christian  Summer Camp, 19320 Darling Drive, Yale, Virginia 23897. Condolences may be offered to the family at altmeyerfh.com.

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Bernard Boomer
7 years ago

So sorry for the loss of your father. We will miss him talking about him and our dad Lawrence growing up as cousins in the good old days in South Norfolk &Berkley. Our dad was always reminding us about the important of Family. Our prayers are with your family. May the love of family and friends comfort you during this difficult time. Sincerely The Boomer Family

Kathy Holloway
7 years ago

To Joyce and family: My condolences and prayers to you and your family as you go through this difficult time.

Kathy Iltis
7 years ago

Sending my deepest condolences for the loss of your dad.

Mary and Johnny Causer
7 years ago

Please accept our condolences on your loss.
We will keep you in our prayers.

Karen D. Lisle (Davis)
7 years ago

So sorry to hear about Henry’s passing. He was such a loving person. We enjoyed having him over for dinner and nice long chats when he lived in Cheaspeake. He sure loved hot cooked meals and it made us happy to share them together. My father and Henry have been friends for many years. He’s telling me alot of nice stories about Jackie and him. May you find peace in knowing he’s home now with Jackie. Our sincerest condolences to all the family and friends, Jerry Davis, Sonny, Joyce, Karen and family.

Susan Hall Walker
7 years ago

To the Sawyer Clan: Mr. Sawyer as all of you know have been part of my life as your mother is as well. The presents of your dad, I’m all of you has been a life long event. A memory, a hug, playing I. The woods, growing up. We were all guided by each other and our parents. I’m glad mr. Sawyer is at peace and rejoicing with your mom, sister and family. Hard-working comes instantly to my mind when I think of your dad and always with a story. May we all celebrate in his long and fulfilling life. Rest in peace Mr. Sawyer and know you will remain in our hearts. Family I pray for peace and strength.

Judy Turner (Golden)
7 years ago

I am .sorry to hear about the passing of Uncle Henry. Linda and I tried to find him while I was visiting Norfolk. I always loved the time I spent with your family growing up. I pray you are all close and I know you have millions of happy memories. Please let me hear from you if you have a chance.

Joyce & Stacy Howard
7 years ago

My mother & I would like to express sincerest condolences to your family. Losing a loved one is one of the hardest things to deal with. We too know the pain of losing a loved one in death, no matter how much time goes by. The heart is always somewhat heavy. We’ve found bible verses at Isa.25:8 & 1Cor15:26 to be comforting & reassuring. In your spare time, please read these scripts. For more comforting scripts & insightful information, please feel free to use our email address. Our most heartfelt regards, Joyce & Stacy Howard.

Barbie Hoggard Jeffries
7 years ago

So sorry for your loss, he has lived a long life. May the Lord take him in his hands and welcome him into his kingdom. God bless your family.
Sincerely, Barbie Hoggard Jeffries