Sasser, James Wyatt

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James Wyatt Sasser, of Newport, VA, died February 21, 2019 at Lewis Gale Hospital, Salem. He was born in North Carolina on May 4, 1950 to the late Lewis Elwood and Frances Whitley Sasser.

He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Nancy Taylor Sasser; three brothers, L.E. “Pete” Sasser and wife, Susan, Don Sasser, Frank Sasser and significant other, Sherri, all of North Carolina. Wyatt is also survived by brothers-in-law, Richard Taylor and wife, Paula, Craig Taylor; mother-in-law, Mary Foster Taylor. He has many wonderful cousins, nieces, nephews, and dear friends to remember him.

Wyatt and Nancy enjoyed motorcycle trips, camping, and fishing. He was one of the Grill Masters for church events in the Newport community. Before his retirement in 2015, he was a dedicated employee of Virginia Tech, as the Director of Housekeeping for 28 years. He was faithful member of Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church. He loved God, his wife, his family and friends. His laugh was just one of his great attributes. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Visitation with the family will be Sunday, February 24, 2019 from 2-4 p.m., at Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, with a Celebration of Life service to follow. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to their church. They can be mailed to P.O. Box 133, Newport,VA 24128.