John T Sawyer

May 11, 1937 - June 7, 2021

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John T. Sawyer, 84 of Urbana, Ohio passed away on Monday, June 7, 2021 in his home with his family by his side.

John was born May 11, 1937 in St. David, Illinois the son of the late Thomas and Margaret (Lidwell) Sawyer. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. John retired from Navistar International after 52 years of service where he was a member of the UAW Local 402. He enjoyed watching his grandsons in the demolition derbies, racing and bowling. But most of all, he loved spending time with his family.

John is survived by his wife of 58 years, Margie (Dowell); daughters, Melissa (Jim) Hiltibran and Michelle (AJ) Troyer; grandchildren, JT (Kaitlyn) and Seth Hiltibran, Austin (Holly)Dylan and Andru Troyer; great grandchildren, Charlotte and Cora Hiltibran and Kasen Troyer; brother, Jerry (Laurlyn) Sawyer as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Pat (John) Stell and Nancy (Scott) Anderson Jr.

The family would like to thank the staff of Hospice of Dayton for the care given to John, especially their nurse, Rhonda.

A celebration of life gathering will be held at 4-6 p.m. on Friday, June 11, 2021 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana, Ohio. Followed by military honors.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Avenue, Dayton, Ohio 45420.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.


Heather - Jun 13, 2021
My thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the days ahead. Such a beautiful family. Thinking of you all.
Lynn Tomlianovich Peterman - Jun 12, 2021
Margie and girls, I am so sorry to hear of Tykes passing. I have so many memories of our times together. It has been so long ago. Jack and I talked about them when we re-connected. I miss him too. you are in my thoughts. take care love, Lynn
Tammy Gibson - Jun 10, 2021
So sorry for your loss Missy. Praying for you and your family
Rhonda - Jun 9, 2021
I will miss him dearly. Amazing man of an amazing family. Prayers for all
Dixie Malott - Jun 8, 2021
Missy. Keeping you & your family in my thoughts and prayers. Sending love your way.❤️Dixie

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