John R. Sawyer, 90, a longtime resident of Tucson, Arizona, passed away Friday, October 18, 2019 following a lengthy illness. He was born and raised in Shenandoah. He was born on December 4, 1928 to the late Raymond and Marie Sawyer.
John worked for May Broadcasting at KMA Radio in Shenandoah as an accountant until he moved to Tucson in 1969. He worked as an accountant at KGUN Television until he retired. He served honorably in the U.S. Air Force for four years and was a Korean War veteran.
In Tucson, John was an active member in the Campbell-Grant Neighborhood Association and served for a time as the group's president.
John is survived by two nephews; Sam Sawyer of Tucson, Arizona and Steve Sawyer of Lawrence, Georgia.
John will be interred 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah with military rites provided by the Shenandoah American Legion Post 88 Color Guard.
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