Walter "Ed" Sayers, Jr
July 6, 1952 - November 12, 2020
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Walter Edward “Ed” Sayers, Jr., 68, of Greenville, died peacefully Thursday, November 12, 2020. Born in Greenville, he was the son of the late Walter and Earline Cunningham Sayers. He was a graduate of Parker High School and Clemson University where he received his Masters Degree.  He was an avid Clemson Tiger fan. Ed loved…

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Cindy Saverance left a message on December 7, 2020:
A new star lights the night sky and it will shine forever.  Your presence is deeply missed in Murrells Inlet.  We always looked forward to spending summer days and nights with you on the beach, pier and in the Inlet.  Much love from your Murrells Inlet family.
Administrator left a message on November 27, 2020:
He was a special guy. He was an inspiration. He taught me math. I went on to Clemson and now I am a college math instructor. We traveled to California and Mexico. Great memories

Mike Salais
Administrator left a message on November 27, 2020:
Im truly and deeply sorry for your loss of such a wonderful light of yours, as well as so many of our, lives. He was my teacher 3 years of my high school career, and became a loved, and familiar friend after, sharing his passion for music and for people as we all grew older. I know he is at his happiest now, finally finding the peace he always tried to share with all of us every day of his life..He will be missed deeply and will be a loss to those who weren't as fortunate as us to have him in our lives and in our hearts..   Anita D Hunter
Joshua Fowler left a message on November 27, 2020:
My Uncle Eddie was such a unique man. He was always at birthdays and holidays: Thanksgiving was tough without him. He loved music, I remember him giving me a Donna the Buffalo CD one year. He had written his favorite songs on so I would know the best songs. The whole family went to a DTB concert with him in Greer a couple of years ago, but I had to work and will always regret missing it. He even paid for the family’s tickets. I love Eddie and miss him terribly. What an unbelievable shock for him to be gone so soon.
Kayla Darby left a message on November 24, 2020:
Mr. Sayers was probably my favorite teacher. We used to tell him that his hair on top of his head looked like a peace sign. I will never forget running into Mr. Sayers at a Phish show. Rest with the greatest dear man.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Becky Murphy left a message on November 24, 2020:
Ed! You are the sweet constant of the Herd. No one who knew you will ever forget your kind and loving heart. We will smile when we think about you, especially during, Let Love Move Me. Missing you already and please know you mattered to so many and made a true difference in so many lives including my children, Tatum and Laura. Rest easy and we will do our best to be kind and thoughtful. 
Anita Hunter left a message on November 23, 2020:
Here's to a man who not only encouraged and inspired me in my learning years, but pushed me to fight and believe in myself and my ability to become anything or do anything i could imagine. To your journey and your climb that has finally reached the peak of the mountain you called ,"optimal happiness", the point where you finally have found yourself and the peace you searched for in every step of the way! R.I.P. Mr.Sayers! Thank you for blessing me with your knowledge, and your spirit! You will forever live in our hearts!
Steve Cox left a message on November 21, 2020:
Eddie and I were the best of friends from preschool until the 8th grade. We were neighbors at Brandon and shared the same classes until the 8th grade.  When we entered into Hollis Jr High, we were separated and gradually drifted apart. Through the years I had lost touch with him. He was a great childhood friend and we shared and traded many things including elementary school girlfriends.  RIP Eddie.
Rita Hunter Freemon left a message on November 21, 2020:
Mr. Sayors was the best teacher. He loved teaching and he was so understanding as a teacher to all of us that were not so great at math. I remember how patient he was and how much he was respected.
Molly McKenzie left a message on November 21, 2020:
Mr. Sayers was one of the best teacher I have ever had. Not only did he put up with me and my gift of gab--even moving to the outer corners of the room and joked that I could talk to a wall! He pushed me to do better! After high school we would run into each other at so many venues as he was a supporter of local music and local restaurants. We always had great conversations and many laughs! Love and light to his friends and family.
Laura Cass left a message on November 21, 2020:
I met Ed at a music show at the old Handlebar and he taught my husband math at Wade Hampton. He was a sweet and gentle soul and we always enjoyed seeing him all over at live music events. You will be missed and your memory will live on through the music!
Jean Steadman-Kriegel left a message on November 21, 2020:
I met Eddie in the 7th grade at LP Hollis JR high. We remained friends throughout high school and lost touch later on My thoughts, love, and prayers to his sister and family
David Brown left a message on November 21, 2020:
The best high school math teacher I could have ever had. The way he taught class made light bulbs go off in my head. Years later we would run into each other at various shows around town and shared a different bond, the love of live music! RIP Mr. Sayers
Tony Costello, WHHS Class of 1987 left a message on November 20, 2020:
There are few teachers that I remember well and Mr. Sayers is one of them. He was always willing to "talk" to his students and not just lecture us. He would talk about band and another topic we wanted.  Very sad to hear of his passing. The world needs more teachers like Mr. Sayers.
Mary Ann Fowler left a message on November 20, 2020:
Ed and I both taught math. I knew him as a student first. Later when I moved to Travelers Rest, I became a member of the Ferguson family (his sister). I have spent many happy events with Ed.
RIP dear Eddie.
Layne Winchester left a message on November 20, 2020:
I will always remember Mr. Sayers as a kind, caring, and compassionate man! And of course, a great teacher! He genuinely cared about his students! He will be fondly thought of and sorely missed! RIP, ED! Your Heavenly rewards await you! Godspeed!
Craig Kennedy left a message on November 20, 2020:
Eddie & I were “running buddies” during my time as a student at Clemson in the late 70’s early 80’s. You rarely saw one of us without the other being close by. I have a lot of great memories of our times together. Rest In Peace dear friend.
Michele Drake, Class of 1982 left a message on November 19, 2020:
I had Mr. Sayers for Algebra II at Wade Hampton in 1980.  I was horrible at math and did poorly in Algebra I, so I was petrified to walk in his class.  From the moment I met him I felt that I had a teacher that cared about students.  I was 100% right. The most important lesson I got from Mr. Sayers was not just that I could conquer Algebra, and well, I might add, thanks to his patience and teaching method and skills, but confidence.  Confidence that I could overcome fears by believing in myself and I carried that lesson throughout my education and into my career.  He genuinely had a gift for working with young people, was kind, gentle, soft spoken, and one of the few teachers from my life I remember so vividly.  This one man no doubt impacted a lot more lives than mine, but I will be forever grateful that I walked in his room in T building that day.  Rest in Peace Mr. Sayers.
Lucinda Collins left a message on November 19, 2020:
Ed, your kind, smiling presence will be so missed when we all gather again. You were a good friend to many. The remembrances I have seen from your students and their parents speak to the far reach of your dedication as a teacher. Blessings on your journey ️
Lisa Tolley left a message on November 19, 2020:
Eddie, you will be missed more than you know by all of your family and friends....Rest in Peace. ️️
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Judy Looper-Wood left a message on November 19, 2020:
My love and deepest sympathy to Jeannie and family. Ed sounds like a very special person. Wish I had had the pleasure of knowing him.
George Allen left a message on November 19, 2020:
You will be dearly missed Ed. You will be HERD in my heart forever. RIP my friend.
Callie Baldwin left a message on November 19, 2020:
Mr. Sayers was a kind and patient teacher. Not being the math genius, I struggled and he did his best to help as much as he could. Thank you for your dedication. -Callie (Miller) Baldwin
dow left a message on November 18, 2020:
Ed was a very bright
light in this world
of darkness
one who 
always
stood 
with
me
in
my
dark
moments
I shall miss
his smiling face
and the peaceful love
that he shared side to side
with us all.

Peace be with Ed
on his way on.

amen.
Gail Vanderheyden left a message on November 18, 2020:
Ed was always willing to be of service to his friends. Always kind, always at the show,  Ed's even temperament and calm presence will be missed.  Sending our condolences to his family. May his memory be a blessing.
Kevin Edwards left a message on November 18, 2020:
Ed was one of the kindest people I ever had the pleasure to know.  Godspeed old friend.
Rob "Gumby" Hillard left a message on November 18, 2020:
Ed was a treasured presence in the "herd" family that shared his fond appreciation for the festive music of Donna the Buffalo. His warm smile, gracious enthusiasm, and kind words always brought light to the places we'd all meet, and his heartfelt generosity was something we could all emulate in his honor. I'll miss catching up with him at the next show ... his true appreciation for the artists ... and the people who help make the music happen. May his spirit live on in all of those whose lives he touched.
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