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Ted Sawyer, Jr.

April 22, 1958 June 29, 2018
Ted Sawyer, Jr.
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Obituary for Ted Sawyer, Jr.

Clyde – Ted Sawyer, Jr., 60, passed away on Friday, June 29, 2018 at Charles George VA Medical Center Hospice in Asheville.

A native of San Francisco, California, he was a son of the late Ted Sawyer and the late Olga S. Taeatafa. Ted received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Industrial Technology from Western Carolina University. He faithfully served our nation in the United States Marine Corps for six years in Special Operations and later continued his service in the United States Army with the 5th Special Forces Group at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. Ted also served as an Assistant Scout Master in Boy Scouts of America, Troop #333 and assisted five young men in obtaining their rank of Eagle Scout with one of the honored scouts being his son, Duke. Ted retired from Evergreen Packaging with ten years of service and served as a member of the company’s ERT and Swift Water Rescue Team. He was also formerly employed by Charles D. Owen Manufacturing for four years. Ted was a loving husband, father, “Papaw” and brother.

He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Laura Worsham Sawyer; two sons, Ryan Christopher McCracken (Erika) of Waynesville and Duke Garrett Sawyer (Eva) of Hunt Valley, Maryland; one sister, Ada Sawyer of San Diego, California; six brothers, Chris Sawyer of Jacksonville, Florida, Tim Sawyer of San Diego, California, Duke Sawyer of Temecula, California, Ronnie and Robert Tuatagaloa, both of San Diego, California, and Dennis Taeatafa of Pago Pago American Samoa; and one grandson, Aiden Lewis McCracken.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 6, 2018 at West Canton Baptist Church with the Reverend Jonathan Blaylock officiating. Burial will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Thursday evening at Wells Funeral Home of Canton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to either West Canton Baptist Church Building Fund, 74 Lowe Street, Canton, NC 28716 or online at: or to Charles George VAMC, Attn: Voluntary Service, 1100 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC 28805 or online at:

The care of Mr. Sawyer has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Homes and an online memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at

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6:00 PM 7/5/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 7/5/2018 8:00:00 PM
Wells Funeral Home - Canton

3715 Asheville Highway
Canton, NC 28716

Wells Funeral Home - Canton
3715 Asheville Highway Canton 28716 NC
United States





11:00 AM 7/6/2018 11:00:00 AM
West Canton Baptist Church

75 Lowe Street
Canton, NC 28716

West Canton Baptist Church
75 Lowe Street Canton 28716 NC
United States

Cemetery Details


Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery Final Resting Place

962 Old US Hwy. 70 West
Black Mountain, NC 28711

962 Old US Hwy. 70 West Black Mountain 28711 NC
United States

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