John Patrick Sawyer

March 28, 1959October 13, 2020

John Patrick Sawyer, age 61,of Little Rock, passed away on 13, 2020 in Clinton Township, Michigan. Born to Carl and Marie on March 28th of 1959; beloved husband to Debra; loving father to Krystal A. (Philip) Wolanin and John (Amanda) McCallister; cherished grandpa of 9; dear brother to Carl Sawyer, Roxanne Ruple, Perry Sawyer, and Tina (Corey) Franklin; he is also survived by many other loving family members and friends. John graduated from college with a bachelor’s in psychology and went onto work at TACOM for many years. Here he developed many friendships, as he is described as a being a “people magnet” with a huge heart. John was also an avid Razorbacks fan. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Humane Society of Macomb, 11350 Twenty Two Mile Road, Utica, Michigan 48317.

Graveside service will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at Calvary Cemetery, Woodrow & Charles Bussey Streets, Little Rock 72204 with Deacon John “Bo” McAllister officiating. To sign the online guestbook, click “Add A Memory” at:


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October 19, 2020

My heart is devastated at this news of John's passing. It is a huge regret that we did not stay in contact until it was too late. This signals it is absolutely the end of an era. My warmest condolences to Roxy, Perry and Tina. I miss you all greatly.

Garry Rowe

October 19, 2020

Prayers are with your family.

Marjean Sharp Rowe

October 19, 2020

I am sorry to hear of John's passing. We were friends in college at UALR and I was a "little sister" in his fraternity, Sigma Phi Epsilon. I remember John as a very kind and gentle person, a deep thinker, and a poet. My condolences to his family.

Rusty Graham

October 18, 2020

I am so very sorry to hear of John's passing. I was always proud to call him my brother of Sigma Phi Epsilon.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Rusty Graham

Sharon Lewis

October 17, 2020

My prayers & heartfelt condolences to John's family and friends. The Mills High School Class of 1977 will truly miss him. RIL classmate.

Deb Barry

October 14, 2020

I couldn't help but notice there was no 25th wedding anniversary picture, so I contributed my favorite. I am so glad to be a part of your family's life. John was a good and kind-hearted man who died far too young, and I will miss him. Debbie--you're still stuck with me. I love you both!


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