Pauls Valley, OK, Pauls Valley Democrat


November 6, 2012

Larry Joe Sawyer

Pauls Valley, Oklahoma — Larry Joe Sawyer of Elmore City, Oklahoma was born to Frank and Norma Jean (Smith) Sawyer on November 9, 1950 in Kermit, Texas and passed from this life on November 3, 2012 at his home at the age of 61 years.

Larry grew up and attended school until the eighth grade in Andrews, Texas. In 1965, Larry and his family made their home in Elmore City, Oklahoma. He graduated from Elmore City High School.

Larry met his future wife Sandra Tillery and told her that they would someday be married and on September 17, 1968 they started their life together.

Shortly after that time, Larry was hired on with Lone Star Gas Company. During his 37 years of service to the company, Larry and his family lived in Texas.

After illness forced his retirement, he and Sandy moved to Katie, Oklahoma and made their home there in 2000.

Larry loved the natural gas industry and he has said it was very good to him and his family.

Larry loved spending time with his family. They enjoyed fishing, going to the lake and weiner roasts. He also coached little league baseball and T-ball.

The highlights of his life were his children, grandchildren and serving the Lord.

Mr. Sawyer is survived by his wife, Sandra Sawyer of the home; sons: Brock Sawyer of San Antonio, Texas, William Sawyer and wife Angela of Elmore City, Oklahoma, and Gene Sawyer and wife Kimberly of Elmore City, Oklahoma; daughter, Sonya Cheney and husband Danny of Rogers, Arkansas; grandchildren: Joshua and Hannah Cheney, Quinton Stueart, Jeremy, Chase, and Andrew Sawyer, Kahlen, Kirsten, and Hunter Sawyer, and Savannah and Emily Sawyer; brother, Frankie Sawyer and wife Janet of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma; and sister, Patsy Pyle and husband Jerry of Elmore City, Oklahoma.

Mr. Sawyer was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Norma Sawyer.

Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 10 a.m. in the Light of the World Pentecostal Church of God with Rev. Danny Cheney and Rev. Charles Ledbetter officiating.

Interment will be in the Elmore City Cemetery under the direction of Wooster Funeral Home.

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