Dennis Lee Sawyers

January 4, 1955 ~ September 14, 2020 (age 65)


Mr. Dennis Lee Sawyers, age 65 of Wilkesboro, NC, passed away Monday, September 14th, 2020 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. 

There will be a viewing Friday, September 18, 2020 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home for those wanting to pay their respects in person. 

Private services will be held at Wilkesboro Baptist Church with Dr. Chris Hefner and Rev. Al Andrews officiating. His burial will be in Skyline Memory Garden, Mt. Airy, NC. His service will be video streamed for those wishing to view on Sunday, September 20th, 2020 at 2PM via Facebook, uploaded to the Wilkesboro Baptist Church main page. 

Dennis was born January 4th, 1955 in Surry County to Elmer "Bud" Lee and Bonnie Smith Sawyers Bennett. 

He was preceded in his death by his father, Bud, at a young age and his step-father, Jack Norwood Bennett. 

Dennis worked in computer technology for Lowe's Companies for 20 years until his retirement. Afterward, he pursued a career as a financial adviser, working most recently with SagePoint Financial, and added a realtor license to his repertoire as a broker-in-charge at Ward & Ward Properties. 

Dennis was an avid sportsman, skilled huntsman, and a doting husband, father, and grandfather.  He spent many years coaching Little League Baseball and Youth Soccer for the Wilkes County Rec. Leagues.  He dedicated much of his life giving back to his community.  He was a devoted member of Wilkesboro Baptist Church, a Sunday school teacher serving on the building committee, even installing the original audio/video components for the congregation in the early 1990's. 

He is survived by his loving wife, Juanita Hamby Sawyers of the home; a daughter, Crystal Michelle Sawyers McMillan and her husband, Daniel, of East Bend, NC; a son, Daniel Lee Sawyers and his wife, Genevieve, of Hillsborough, NC: his mother, Bonnie, of Siloam, NC; his two sisters, Jean Badgett of Mt. Airy and Jane Bennett of Siloam, NC; and two amazing grandchildren, 2nd Lt. Isaac Warner McMillan and baby Maddox Genevieve Sawyers. 

He will truly be missed. 

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Wilkesboro Baptist Church building fund, P.O. Box 61, Wilkesboro, NC 28697; or, donor's choice. All will be sincerely appreciated. 

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September 18, 2020

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Reins Sturdivant
270 Armory Road, P.O. Box 1428
Wilkesboro, NC 28659


Wilkesboro Baptist Church Building Fund
PO Box 61, Wilkesboro NC 28697

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