Services for (Retired Army Captain) Timothy E. Sawyer, 75, of Salado are pending with Young’s Daughters Funeral Home. The family has pledged to make the difference to advance medical research by donating his body to science.
Timothy E. Sawyer peacefully passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at his home surrounded by his family.
Timothy E. Sawyer was born on July 22, 1946 to Theodore E. Sawyer and Constance Reifsnyer in Lansing, Michigan. He graduated from Antelope Valley High School in Lancaster, California. He was on the wrestling team in Jr. College until he enlisted in the U.S. Army in Aviation where he went on to become a Captain. While in the army he received the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, Air Medal (1-32d AWD), Army Commendation Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Medal, RVNCM w/60 DEV, Vietnam Service Medal, RVN Cross of Gallantry x/Pawn, and a Presidential Unit Citation. Timothy then went into the family T.V. business with his parents before joining the L.A. Sheriff's Department serving as a Deputy Sheriff. He found his next adventure in the department of fish and wildlife services which he loved to do. Timothy married his soulmate and confidant in December of 1968 and together they started a family. His hobbies included fishing and woodworking. Timothy leaves a life lesson to all “Don't give up & don't let people get the best of you.”
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Timothy is survived by one son, Brian Sawyer & wife Jasmine of Round Rock, TX; three daughters, Jacqueline Ann Sawyer of CA, Katherine “ Kat” Sawyer of CA, and Jennifer Sawyer of CA; four sisters, Karon Earls & husband Michael of Lancaster, CA, Linda Soule & husband David of Rancho Cordova, CA, Christie Siebenthal & husband Chuck of Bisby, AZ, Tracie Avila & husband Manuel of Tehachapi, CA; three grandchildren, Anastasia Garcia, Robert Real, Brayden Phye, along with countless cousins and friends.
In lieu of flowers please consider making a memorial donation in honor of Mr. Tim Sawyer to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1820 for Attn: Service Officer Emergency Funds and mail to 3302 Airport Rd, Temple, TX 76504.
A special thank you to the home healths of Care Age, and Mission along with Heart of Texas Hospice, and Wilbea Medical Equipment for their compassionate care.
Arrangements are in the care of Young’s Daughters Funeral Home and Bereavement Center In Temple, Texas.