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Wesley W. Sawyer Jr., 90, of Owings died July 4, 2012.
He was born Sept. 15, 1921.
He lived in the Southern Maryland area since 1979 and retired from the U.S. Air Force as a master sergeant. He served during World War II in the CBI Theater and on the Tinian Island Base. Returning to the U.S., he served with the B29 squadron in Alaska. Upon retiring from the Air Force, he worked as a civilian contract purchasing agent for Air Force One during the Nixon Administration, and then retired again. Before long, he found himself working at various hardware stores, later retiring again from Sneade’s Ace Home Center in Owings at the age of 85. Besides working, his hobbies included rooting for the Baysox and Nationals.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Wilma Jean Sawyer, and his parents.
He is survived by his children, Wesley W. Sawyer III and his wife, Elizabeth, Stanley C. Sawyer, Martha L. Webster and her husband, Gary, Mary E. Drake and her husband, Arthur, and Neal Sawyer and his wife, Jessie; nine grandchildren; five great-grandsons; two great-granddaughters; brother, William Francis Sawyer; sister, Alice Neal Pate; and many other extended family and friends.
A visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, at Lee Funeral Home in Owings, with a funeral service following at 8 p.m.
Interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, at Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Cheltenham.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Heart Association.