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Kauber-Fraley Funeral Home

289 S Main St PO Box 1413, Pataskala, OH

OBITUARY

William Arthur Sayre

December 22, 1940March 19, 2020

William "Willie" Arthur Sayre, 79, of Pickerington, passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born on December 22, 1940 in Granville, OH, a son to the late Arthur and Evelyn (Sheley) Sayre. William is survived by his daughters, Denise (Rick) Rogers of Mount Gilead and Lorri (Scott) Fowler of Pickerington; sisters, Joyce Parrill of Newark and Nancy Harris of Pataskala; grandchildren, William Patterson of Mount Gilead, Haileigh Fowler of Pickerington, Brandon Fowler of Pickerington and Kylie Sayre of Newark; stepsons, Jerry (Sharon) Jones of Newark, Tim Jones of Newark, Greg (Melissa) Boyd of Newark, Jeremy Sayre of Newark and Justin (Brittany) Curry of Mansfield and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his wife Virginia (Holmes) Sayre; sister, Jane (Sayre) Fortney and brother, Robert L. Sayre. A private graveside service will take place at Patatskala Cemetery. Memorial service will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Rd. SE, Newark, OH 43055 or Davis Heart & Lung Research Fund at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, 110 DHLRI, 473 W. 12th Ave., Columbus, OH 43210 in William’s memory. Donations to above will go to advance research in cardio vascular and pulmonary diseases.

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Barbara Ogilbee

March 22, 2020

To the family of Willy Sayre, I offer my deepest sympathies. Willy was my neighbor and friend for almost 40 years. A sweet and dear man with a laugh and an ornery smile that you couldn’t resist. His raspy voice was overshadowed by the twinkle in his blue eyes. He’d sit on my porch with my late husband, Bill, talking for hours like a couple of gossipy old ladies. I’d listen to the murmur of their voices from inside. The conversation must have been really special, because all of a sudden, they’d both burst out in laughter. When I’d come to the door to check on them, they’d both get real quiet. I’d give them what they called “the stink eye”, and Willy would say it was time to get back home for some dinner. After my husband passed, he’d appear on my porch swing every once in awhile. I’d go sit in the rocker, and we’d talk for a while. It was such a comfort to me, kindness that will always be remembered. Such a loving neighbor and friend. I’ll miss him greatly.

Art & Tammy Ruck

March 22, 2020

Our best memories of Willy was when we went to Daytona Beach for Daytona 500 and Disney.
We all had a wonderful time together.
He was always up early in the morning, offering us breakfast he was cooking. He was a very kind man, always cheerful and ready for the day.
So sorry for your loss.
Love Art & Tammy Ruck

Nancy Harris

March 21, 2020

I had something I wanted to share with you tonight, but I couldn't call or stop by. I miss you so much. I am going to miss your calls and your laugh and the drives to the OBX. I'll see you later. ❤️

Lorri Fowler

March 20, 2020

Papaw’s little buddy trying the green and white polka dots on for the first time. Miss you and love you, Papaw!

Love always,
Brandon

Lorri Fowler

March 20, 2020

Papaw’s “Haileigh bug” proudly wearing the green and white polka dot hat. Miss you and love you, Papaw!

Love always,
Haileigh

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