Roy Clifford Sawyer

July 8, 1930November 17, 2021

COLUMBIA - Roy Clifford Sawyer, 91, died Wednesday, November 17, 2021. Born in Dillon, S.C., he was the son of the late Roy Clifford Sawyer and Mattie Phillips Sawyer.

Roy was a U.S. Navy veteran who served in the Korean War, a high school football coach and co-owner of All American Trophy Company who retired from T&T Sporting Goods after more than 25 years. A graduate of the University of S.C., he was a member of Sertoma Club, Deerfield Hunt Club, and was a longtime member of Northeast Presbyterian Church. Roy was an avid outdoorsman who loved spending time with his family and friends.

Surviving are his wife of almost 70 years, Ann Osteen Sawyer; daughter, Phyllis Trippe (Paul) of Columbia, S.C.; sons, Val Sawyer (Betsy) and Mike Sawyer (Sharon), all of Columbia, and Scott Sawyer (Rhonda) of Georgetown, S.C.; 10 grandchildren, Mac Sawyer, Bishop Sawyer (Rachel), Landon Sawyer, Preston Trippe (Julia), Allie Trippe Barnes (Blake), Lauren Sawyer Foster (Cantzon), Meredith Sawyer Walker (Stevens), Ross Sawyer, Kelsey Sawyer Carter (Ben), Laurel Sawyer; and 13 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his grandson, Cole Sawyer and his daughter-in-law, Stacy Sawyer.

A private memorial service will be held Monday, November 22, 2021. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.

Memorials may be made to Camp Cole, 1571 Crossing Creek Road, Eastover, SC 29044.

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Mike English

November 22, 2021

Val, Phyllis, Mike and Scott,
So sorry to hear about your Dad. He was always one of my favorite people. Know that Teresa and I are thinking about you all. Please let your Mom know that we are thinking about her also. If there is anything we can do please let us know.
Mike and Teresa English

George Crow

November 20, 2021

A son of the South who was a true delight to know. Always had a twinkle in his eyes and mischievous smile on his face. Faithful in worship even in the saddest of times. Rejoicing that even in the midst of our mourning he is more alive than ever before in the presence of his Lord, Cole, Stacy and so many others. A well loved man indeed, especially by his devoted family and his remarkable bride.