Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1958

Tom Sawyer JOHN THOMAS "TOM" SAWYER SR., 74, passed from this world on Dec 6, 2015 in Robert Lee, TX after a battle with Alzheimer's. Tom was born Jan 26, 1940, in Ranger, TX to R.C. (Buz) Sawyer & Floy Sawyer. He attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1958 but graduated from Robert Lee High School. Tom attended McMurray University on a football scholarship & married his high school sweet- heart, Brenda Gayle Hollis. Tom and Gay moved to McAllen in 1959, when Tom was hired by Sun Oil Company. They transferred back to Robert Lee in 1967, where they resided since. Tom was a 50- year member of Hayrick Masonic Lodge #696, Robert Lee Eastern Star and First United Methodist Church of Robert Lee. He was preceded in death by his parents, Buz & Floy Sawyer; and his sisters, Rose Marie Sawyer Davis (RHS-1956) & Kenney Sims. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Gay Sawyer; sons Tom Sawyer Jr. and wife Sandy, Wes Sawyer and wife Gina, Jamie Sawyer and wife Cindy, and special son Jack Horton of Robert Lee; grandchildren Brandi Sawyer, Trey Sawyer and wife Amber, Ashley Sawyer, Levi Sawyer and wife Stacie, Jeremiah Sawyer & wife Laura, Susanna Rutledge and husband Stephen, Luke Sawyer and wife Samantha and Krystal Raney and husband Robert; along with nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.