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Bryan Sawyer

Thursday, July 15, 2021
Bryan Sawyer

Bryan Sawyer 44, of Andrews, Texas passed away on Sunday, July 4, 2021 in Andrews, Texas.

Family and friends will gather to celebrate his life at 2:00 PM Friday, July 16, 2021, at McNett Funeral Home Chapel in Andrews with Pastor Glenn Hammack. Interment will follow in the Andrews West Cemetery with Navy Funeral Honors.

Bryan was born to Janna Jernigan Sawyer and Weldon Eugene Sawyer at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland on April 4, 1977, along with twin sister Brandi Michelle Sawyer. He grew up in Andrews, Texas, and spent most of his life there until he joined the U.S. Navy. Bryan served on the USS Missouri, Thach FF6-43, the Sterret and the USS Vandegrift 294. After 20 years in the Navy, he retired from service, upon which time he returned to live in Andrews.

Bryan had a huge heart and would drop anything to help a friend. This included his memberships in the VFW, American Legion and American Legion Riders. He had an undeniable love for motorcycles and benefit rides. Throughout his time in the Navy being a cook, he developed a joy for cooking meals for those around him.

Bryan is preceded in death by his father, Weldon Eugene Sawyer. Grandparents, Jo Etta Bailey and John Jernigan Sr. and Frances and Weldon Sawyer. Uncles, John Jernigan Jr. and Bo (Jim) Sawyer.

He is survived by his mother, Janna Jernigan Sawyer of Friendswood. Four siblings, Donlin Jay Sawyer of Lubbock, Brandi Michelle Sawyer and husband Carlos Herrera of Friendswood, Lyndsey Sawyer Wiley and husband Carl of Randolph AFB, and Amy Sawyer of San Angelo. Four children, Skyler Blevins, Rylan Sawyer, Kaydence Sawyer and Dakota Denny. Aunts and uncles, Jackie and Pete Carlson of Alvin, Johnny Sawyer of Andrews, Mitchell and Michelle Sawyer of Andrews, Venita Shellman and husband Mike of Anaheim, CA, and Joretta and Ken Woods of College Station. Nieces and nephews, Daylin, Hannah, Savannah, Riley, Grace, Asher, Charlotte, Taylor, Clayton and Luke, and numerous cousins, friends, and a special “boss”, Mrs. Fran who have all played an important part in his life.

He was loved by many and will be missed by all.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice in Bryan’s name.