James Jefferson “Jim” Sawyers

Born: 09/08/1946 Passed:

James Jefferson “Jim” Sawyers 75 of Dalton, Ohio, went home to be with the Good Lord on September 8, 2021, after losing his battle to an extended illness.   Jim was born in Canton, Ohio on September 8, 1946, to the late Bowen and Elizabeth Sawyers.   He was a 1964 graduate of McKinley Senior High School.  After graduation, Jim joined the Navy (1964-1967) and proudly served during the Vietnam War aboard the USS Isle Royale AD-29.  After his service in the Navy, Jim worked as a Millwright for Union Metal for over 40 years.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and piddling in his workshop.  He was happiest when he was spending time with his family.

Jim is survived by his wife of 41 years, Sandra Sawyers; five children, Sean Sawyers of Canton, Kellie (Doug) VanZant of Canton, David (Elizabeth) Sawyers of Dalton, Tammie (Matt) Meek of Canton and Samantha (Jeff) Kehner of Massillon; eight grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren; his brother, John (Bonnie) Sawyers; and sisters, Debra Durham and Kathy (John) Dalsky.

Jim will be laid to rest on September 30, 2021, at 10:45 am. at The Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery with full military honors.   There will be no visitation prior to the services.  The family would like to invite you to join them for a Celebration of Life Luncheon at the Massillon American Legion Post# 221 located at 427 Lincoln Way W Massillon, Ohio 44646.


5 Tributes to James Jefferson “Jim” Sawyers

  1. Mike & Billie ( Hobden ) says:

    Mike and I always love meeting up with Jim and Sandy,Aunt Betty at Golden Coral for supper.It was a great pleasure just watching him and Aunt Betty picking on each other. There was never a dull moment. We pray your at peace so go rest with our great lord. Untill we meet again.we love you so much.We are going to miss Jim so dearly.

  2. Debbie says:

    HEY JIMBO. Remembering you and your family as our neighbor. We moved away 22 years ago
    And have never found neighbors as great as you all were. Thanks for all the laughs and good time’s
    RIP my friend. There a special place in my heart for you all. Good Bless and my condolences to you all

  3. Debra Durham says:

    To Jim our Brother
    If Rose’s grow in Heaven Lord please pick a bunch from Us.
    Place them in our brother Jim’s arms and tell him there from us.
    Tell Jim that we love and miss him and when he turns to smile,
    Place a kiss upon his check, and hold him for a while.
    Because remembering Jim is easy we do it every day.
    But there is an ache within our hearts that will never go away.
    Love you brother

  4. John sawyers says:

    Miss you brother Jim, great time we spent together. I will always remember our ocean walks

  5. George Murphy says:

    Jim was an amazing, truly loving and spirited man. Some of my first memories of him was him and his brother taking this California kid, night fishing, my first time back in 1973. We painted his father’s home that summer and shared many happy moments. He will be very much missed. He could always lighten up any place with his smile or a fun joke.

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