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Winston "Doc" Sawyer

February 13, 1942 — April 10, 2019

Winston L. "Doc" Sawyer, a resident of Bourg,LA passed away preacefully in the comfort of his own home on Wednesday April 10, 2019 at the age of 77.

Visitation will begin at 9 AM, a Memorial Service in his honor will be held at First Baptist Church of Houma on Tuesday April 23,2019 at 11:00 AM. Friends may call at the church from 9:00 AM until service time. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Bourg,LA.

Winston is survived by his loving wife of nearly 52 years Cheryl Malbrough Sawyer and their five children: Darryl Brett Sawyer of Baton Rouge,LA., Angela Rene’ Sawyer Morgan and husband Joey of Shreveport,LA., Rebecca Lynn Sawyer Ball Boudreaux and her husband Jason of Paducah, KY., Kevin Mitchell Sawyer and companion Candice Tarentino of Needville,TX., and Patrick Craig Sawyer and companion Courtney Dupre of Houma,LA. as well as his sister Linda Dianne Sawyer Bryant and her son Brannon Heath Bryant and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is also survived by twelve grandchildren: Michael Alan, Mason Christopher and Madison Jane Ball, Blake Mitchell and Kaylee Arlene Sawyer and their half-sister Zoey Hazel Sawyer Tarentino, Ridley Joel and Aurelia Jolie Morgan, Ryleigh Quinn Swyer, Althea Grace (Allie), Eliscia Ann (Ellie) and Peter Joseph Boudreaux and one great-grandchild, Caiden Allen Chouest.

He is preceded in death by his parents: Pearl Iduma Moody Sawyer and Lamar Anderson Sawyer as well as his sister Opal Sawyer Battle and his brother William Eugene Sawyer and brothers-in-law Michael Glenn Bryant and Freddie Battle.

He was raised in Beaumont and Columbia, MS. After completing high school and a semester at Pearl River Jr. College, he joined the Air Force and spent 4 years touring Europe as a member of the 727th tactical control squardon where he set up radar towers at every airbase he was stationed. He also served 9 months in the Dominican Republic during an uprising there. When his tour of duty was over, he lived and worked briefly in Mobile and Huntsville, AL where he worked for General Electric. On the advice of his cousin he applied and was hired by Halliburton which was why he came to Houma in July of 1966. After 1 ½ years there, he switched to Getty Oil Co. where he started out his 31 years with them as a compressor operator. Learning quickly, he became assistant supervisor before Texaco and later Chevron each bought them out. His job later required him to drive to Harvey for 5:00 AM each morning to see which of the 31 gly col units he was in charge of providing cathodic protection for needed repairing that day. His area was from Orange,TX all across South Louisiana up to Rosemont, MS. He was forceably retired early on April 1, 1999.

Winston was very active in his younger years enjoying fishing, hunting, camping with his family and making a garden.

He was a very devoted Baptist serving as chairman of the Deacons at Christ Baptist Church for a number of years. He later went on several mission trips with other men from First Baptist Church and also helped to build Covenant Christian Academy at First Baptist Church of Houma.

He will be lovingly missed by family and friends alike.

The family would like to thank the doctors and staff at Thibodaux Regional Medical Center for their excellent care during his stay there. They responded immediately every time the call button was pressed. We would also like to thank the staff at St. Joseph Hospice for their information and care.

Chauvin Funeral Home is honored to serve the Sawyer family.





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