James Sheldon Sawyer, age 80, of Camden, NC died on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at Peak Resources in Nags Head, NC. Born in Elizabeth City, NC on November 30, 1941 to the late Millard Kresler Sawyer and Blanche Hales Sawyer, he was married to Nancy Tarkenton Sawyer for sixty years. Mr. Sawyer worked for the Norfolk Naval Shipyard as a Planner/Estimator for 35 years. After retirement, he worked for the local Ace Hardware. He was also in charge of maintenance at Corinth Baptist Church.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sons, Mike Sawyer (Jean) of Camden, NC, Chris Sawyer (Blair) of Raleigh, NC and Tim Sawyer (Amanda) of Sandwich, MA; a brother, M. K. Sawyer (Dorcas) of Elizabeth City, NC; six grandchildren, Megan Hayes (Brandon), Allison Needham (Preston), Hannah Boswood, Zach Sawyer, Sydney Sawyer, and Bryce Sawyer; and six great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister, Eva Cartwright, and her husband, Butch.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 27, 2022 at Corinth Baptist Church with the Rev. Lee Johnson officiating. The family will receive visitors immediately following the service at the church and at other times at the residence of Mike Sawyer. Burial will be in Highland Park Cemetery. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 is serving the Sawyer family. Memorial gifts may be made to Corinth Baptist Church, 1035 US-17 South, Elizabeth City, NC 27909. Online memorial condolences may be sent to the family at www.TwifordFH.com. To plant a tree in memory of Mr. Sawyer or to send flowers to the family, please visit www.TwifordFH.com/send-flowers.
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