A Celebration of Life service for Sonny Sweet has been set.

Sweet passed away Monday June 13, after a long battle with lung cancer.

Sweet was a full Colonel when he retired from the Army after nearly 31 years of service. He also served as the Director of Watauga County’s Red Cross Chapter for 15 years.

With the Western Youth Network, he established the Sonny Sweet Scholarship Fund to provide scholarships for kids to attend WYN’s summer camp.

A Celebration of A Hero’s Life will be held on what would have been Sonny’s 83rd birthday, July 14, 2022, at Appalachian State’s Grandview Ballroom, 135 Jack Branch Drive, from 10 am to 12 noon.