Obituaries

Joe Sawyer

July 2, 1935 - March 25, 2018

U.S. Veteran

Service Date: March 29, 2018

Funeral Home Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Excelsior Springs

  • Visitation: 6-7p, Thursday, March 29, 2018, at Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Excelsior Springs
  • Memorial Service: 7p, Thursday, March 29, 2018, at Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Excelsior Springs

Joe D Sawyer, 82, of Richmond, Missouri, passed away Sunday, March 25, 2018, at NKC Hospital. He was born July 2, 1935, in Kansas City, Kansas, to Walter Leo and Mary Antiona Sawyer.

Joe and Beverly Ann Eaken were married December 15, 1956.

He served in the US Navy from 1954 to 1956. He worked for Southwestern Bell in the Kansas City area from 1957 until he retired in 1991.

Joe was a member of the Richmond, Missouri, Church of Christ.

Survivors include wife: Beverly (Eaken) Sawyer; brother: William (Bill) Sawyer and wife, Jane, from Springfield, Missouri; sons: David Sawyer and wife, Ruth, from Yantis, Texas, Joe Sawyer from Fountain Hills, Arizona, Keith Sawyer and wife, Linda, of Thornton, Colorado, and John Sawyer and wife, Delana, from Richmond, Missouri; 8 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Donald Sawyer.

He was a loving father, grandfather, husband, and friend. He loved fishing and spent many hours out on the water, with friends, with family, and even by himself at times. He was willing to do anything for anybody and never met a stranger. Most of all, he loved his Lord.

Visitation will be 6-7p, Thursday, March 29, 2018, at Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Excelsior Springs. A Memorial Service will follow at 7p, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Parkinson’s Foundation Heartland Chapter, 8900 State Line Rd, Suite 320, Leawood, KS, 66206 or online HERE.

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