- Ada, Oklahoma


April 16, 2014

Wendell Lee Sawyer

Pontotoc — Services for Wendell Lee Sawyer, 82, of Pontotoc, are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Criswell Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Raymond Brady and Wayne Edgar will officiate.  Burial will follow at Hodges Cemetery in Ada.

Mr. Sawyer died Saturday, April 12, 2014, at a veteran's hospital in Oklahoma City.  He was born May 18, 1931, in Ada to Roy Early and Willie Lorene Hodges Sawyer.  He attended grade school at Irving and Byng and later graduated from Ada High School.  He also attended East Central University.  

He married Luena Underhill July 14, 1956.  Mr. Sawyer worked at Collins Lumber for many years and later was an independent contractor.  He was a member of Sunshine Missionary Baptist Church.  He also served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.

Survivors include his wife, Luena Sawyer of the home; three daughters, Rita Dunn of Tishomingo, Sonia Sealock and her husband, Mike, of Rockwall, Texas, and Lora Trimmer of Ada; one son, Daryl Sawyer of Fittstown; 10 grandchildren, July Sawyer, Colby Sawyer, Katelyn Connell, Amber Tamez, Ashleigh Dunn, Virginia and Julia Sealock, Mitchell, Jason, and Lauren Trimmer; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Gail Sawyer; and two brothers, Kenneth and J.B. Sawyer.

Bearers will be Mitchell Trimmer, Jason Trimmer, July Sawyer, Sammy Barrett, Virgil Gantt and Bubba Tamez.  Honorary bearers include Pat O'Neal, Benton O'Neal, Bill Johnson, Delbert Tucker, Onus Jordan, Eldon Flinn and Wiley Underhill.


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