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Funeral services for Delbert Ray Sawyer, age 83, a Harrah resident, formerly of Atoka, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 14, 2021, at Brown’s Funeral Service Chapel, in Atoka.
Interment will be in Fort Gibson Cemetery, at Fort Gibson.
Services are under the direction of Brown’s Funeral Service, in Atoka.
Sawyer passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at his home, in Harrah.
He was born on Monday, May 3, 1937, to William and Myrtle May (Baker) Sawyer, at Bennington.
Sawyer received his GED while serving in the military.
He married Ki Ye (Yu) on Monday, November 4, 1974, at Seoul, South Korea. They celebrated 46 years of marriage before his passing.
Sawyer was an Army Tank Mechanic, rancher, and tree trimmer.
He proudly served two tours in Vietnam for the United States Army and received many honors along with the bronze star medal.
Sawyer loved working on the ranch, and was a member of Country Side Baptist Church, in Newalla. He enjoyed going camping, fishing, hunting, and riding horses, loved to travel with his son and loved animals of all kinds.
Survivors include his wife, Ki Ye Sawyer of the home in Harrah; son, James Sawyer and wife, Nancy, of Choctaw; daughters, Wanda Johnson and husband, Albert Murphy, of McLoud; Shirley White of Norman; Carol Sawyer of Mansfield, Texas; Debbie Smith and husband, Marvin, of McLoud; 11 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; sisters, Wilma Nail and husband, Ronnie, of Savanna; Frances Lamey and husband, Bill, of Antlers.
Preceding him in death were his parents, William Sawyer and Myrtle (Baker) Sawyer; brothers, Bill Sawyer and Gilbert Sawyer; sisters, Dora Penick, Dorthy Ford, Elsie Johnston and Lizzie George; infant brother, James Robert Sawyer; infant sister, Gracie Elizabeth Sawyer; and son-in-law, Roy Plotner.
Pallbearers are Saul Sawyer, Dustin Sawyer, Timothy Johnson, Earnest White, Daniel White and Wesley Smith.
Condolences may be sent to the family by email to: BROWNS@ATOKA.NET. Please reference the name of the deceased in your correspondence.