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  • Paul Vinal Sawyer

  • Paul Vinal Sawyer, 83, longtime resident of Lee’s Summit, Mo., passed from this life on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, to return to his Heavenly Father.

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  • Paul Vinal Sawyer, 83, longtime resident of Lee’s Summit, Mo., passed from this life on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, to return to his Heavenly Father.
    Paul was born December 1, 1928, at Jonesport, Maine, to Hollis and Doralies (Libby) Sawyer. He spent his youth in Maine, attended schools and graduated from Jonesport High School. He always considered Maine his home even though he lived away from there for many years. Paul attended college at Machias, Maine, graduated from Graceland College, Lamoni, Iowa, and the University of Minnesota at Duluth. He served his country in the United States Air Force with overseas time in North Africa.
    He was married to his loving wife, Carol, for more than 53 years. To this union was born one son, Scott. Two nephews, Jerry (Paulette) and Dennis Woodruff (Betty) and a niece, Betty Jo Bowman (Sam) joined the family in their teens.
    Paul was a member of the Remnant Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and held the Priesthood Office of Elder. He was employed in Banking for a number of years before purchasing and operating Sawyers Nutrition Center. He later was employed and retired as an Accounting Supervisor at GSA. He was active in Church and Community affairs. He worked for the Remnant Church in his retirement years as Church Secretary. He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and a past member of the Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce. He volunteered as a Little League Soccer coach for several years. He held a Private Pilot’s license and loved to fly at every opportunity.
    Besides his wife, Carol, he is survived by his son, Scott, and his mother, Doralies Sawyer Bobryk, Jonesport, Maine; two granddaughters, Ashley and Felicia Sawyer of Fort Myers, Fla.; his sister, Carolyn Church of Mission, Texas; sister-in-law, Betty Beal, Jonesport, Maine; numerous nieces and nephews and other close relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Richard. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
    Visitation will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, followed by a memorial service at 10 a.m., at the Remnant Church in Blue Springs, 5555 Valley View Road. Burial at Swan Lake Memorial Park Cemetery, 3000 E. Valor Road, Grain Valley. (Cremation).
    In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to the Church for kitchen remodeling.
    Arrangements: Chapel of Memories Funeral Home, 816-463-4030.
     
     
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