ONEONTA – A celebration of life is planned 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Oneonta Elks Club for Charles “Chuckles” Sawyer, 78, died June 2, 2018, from injuries sustained in a car crash.
He passed away at Kindred Hospital, Greensboro, N.C. The accident had occurred the previous Oct. 4 in North Carolina; he had been living in Garner, N.C.
Born June 15, 1940, in Harpersfield, he was the eldest of three children born to the late Charles and Naomi Kellum Sawyer.
Chuckles graduated from Oneonta Senior High School, and received a certificate in production management at Rochester Institute of Technology.
He is survived by his wife, Andrea; son Brian and wife, Stacy; sisters Teenia Christensen and Toni Sines; stepsister Maryanne Champlin and her husband, Craig; several grand- and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and grandmother Louise, he was preceded in death by his son, Shane.
Arrangements by Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner, N.C