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10/23/19 - NNHS Newsletter - David Sawyer

David Clarke Sawyer
(19 Feb 1944 - 21 Oct 2019)

Newport News High School Class of 1962

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
 
 There is more sad news today.  David Sawyer, Class of 1962, passed away in Newport News on Monday, October21, 2019 at the age of 75. He was the brother of Shirley Sawyer Grice and Anne Sawyer Turpin ('65) of VA, and of the late Ray Sawyer, and brother-in-law of   Bobby Turpin ('58) of VA.


From the Daily Press - 10/23/19:

        David Clarke Sawyer 
   

 

 
    NEWPORT NEWS - David Clarke Sawyer, 75, passed away on October 21, 2019.

Born in Newport News on February 19, 1944 to the late Mildred and Lewis Sawyer, he was the third of four siblings.

He graduated from NNHS in 1962, and immediately entered the Army, serving three years. After returning to Newport News, he got a job at NNS&DDCO., working in 053/058 as an inspector until his retirement in 2002.

But David's main interests weren't military or shipbuilding; what he loved most was history, art history in particular. Almost entirely self-taught, he acquired an impressive store of expertise about artists he admired, and their place in history. Books also were a great interest of his, especially history, philosophy, art, and world events. It was always a fun learning experience to visit a museum or gallery with David; he could provide far more info on the exhibits than was displayed by the accompanying info. His keen mind and vast store of knowledge were a treasure that was tragically taken from him by his disease.

 
 
 
 
  Never married, David was predeceased by his older brother Raymond Sawyer, and niece Nancy Suddeth.

He is survived by his sisters, Shirley Grice and Anne Turpin, and their children and grandchildren, as well as his deceased brother Ray's three sons, and their children.

David was a good man, content in his own company and in the pursuit of his own interests, but generous and caring to his family. He appreciated the basic values that made our country and society great, and contributed to that greatness by the way he lived his life.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at Peninsula Memorial Park.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601.View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in the Daily Press on October 23, 2019.

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October 23, 2019 

Dave was a great neighbor for 32 years. His spirits were always high. He will be forever in our hearts and greatly missed.

~ Alan and Marie Lewis, Newport News, Virginia
 



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   Our deepest sympathies are extended to David's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.


 


   This information is also posted here:

http://www.nnhs65.com/memoriam-all.html

     http://www.nnhs65.com/memoriam62.html

 
 


   Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
910-584-8802



 O God, Our Help in Ages Past

Words by Isaac Watts, The Psalms of David, 1719 (based on Psalm 90)
(17 July 1674 - 25 Nov 1748)

Music, St. Anne, by
William Croft, 1708
(10 Dec 1678 - 14 Aug 1727)


1. O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,
And our eternal home.

2. Under the shadow of Thy throne
Thy saints have dwelt secure;
Sufficient is Thine arm alone,
And our defense is sure.

3. Before the hills in order stood,
Or earth received her frame,
From everlasting Thou art God,
To endless years the same.

4. Thy Word commands our flesh to dust,
“Return, ye sons of men”:
All nations rose from earth at first,
And turn to earth again.

5. A thousand ages in Thy sight
Are like an evening gone;
Short as the watch that ends the night
Before the rising sun.

6. The busy tribes of flesh and blood,
With all their lives and cares,
Are carried downwards by the flood,
And lost in foll’wing years.

7. Time, like an ever-rolling stream,
Bears all its sons away;
They fly, forgotten, as a dream
Dies at the op’ning day.

8. Like flow’ry fields the nations stand
Pleased with the morning light;
The flow’rs beneath the mower’s hand
Lie with’ring ere ’tis night.

9. O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Be Thou our guard while troubles last,
And our eternal home.


"O God, Our Help in Ages Past" midi courtesy of http://www.higherpraise.com/AMidDefault/OGodOurHelpInAgesPast.htm - 08/04/09

"O God, Our Help in Ages Past" lyrics courtesy of http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/O_God_Our_Help_in_Ages_Past/midi  - 08/04/09

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of
http://gregolsengallery.com – 01/27/05

Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04

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