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