Gary Wayne Sawmiller

First Posted: 8/5/2010


Gary Wayne Sawmiller, 64, died at 10:25 p.m. Aug. 3, 2010, at his residence.

He was born Feb. 28, 1946, in Auglaize County to Warren L. Sawmiller and Lucille Briggs. His father preceded him in death. His mother survives in Wapakoneta. In July 2009, he married Deborah Teagarden, who survives. He had been married to Marilyn Ramey.

Mr. Sawmiller worked at Ford Motor Co. Lima Engine Plant for 29 years. He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking and working on homes.

Survivors also include two sons, Ryan M. Sawmiller, of Bellefontaine, and Daren J. Sawmiller, of Dayton; a granddaughter, Allison Sawmiller; three siblings, Beverly Bockey, of Spencerville, Mae Ambos, of Botkins, and Jim Sawmiller, of Wapakoneta; and a sister-in-law, Betty Jo Sawmiller, of Wapakoneta.

He was preceded in death by a brother, William Sawmiller.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at St. Mark Lutheran Church, Wapakoneta.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

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Arrangements are by Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta.

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