Joe Sawyers

Obituary of Joe A. Sawyers

Joe A. Sawyers, 77, of Corbin, passed away on Monday, January 25, 2021. Born in Corbin, Joe was the son of the late Hiram and Elizabeth Goff Sawyers. He was a US Army veteran and had worked at CTA in Corbin for 19 years. He was a member of Dorthae Pentecostal Church. Joe loved children and loved to gift and share with others. Joe is survived by his wife Anita Day Sawyers; Son, John Sawyers (Pamela); stepdaughter Monica Shelton (Tim); grandchildren, Joshua Runyon, Nicholas Runyon, Rachel and Isaac Shelton, Makayla Shelton, Laythan Mullins, Derek Roark, Stephanie Southerland, and Tiffany Davis; and brothers Leland Sawyers (Kathern), and Richard Sawyers (Charlotte), all who mourn his passing. Funeral service will be held at 1:00pm Thursday, January 28, 2021 at Dorthae Pentecostal Church with Pastor Billy Evans and Pastor Johnny Day officiating. Burial will be in Felts Chapel Cemetery with military honors by D.A.V. Chapter 158. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 pm on Wednesday, January 27, at Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home. Please remember to wear a face covering and to social distance. Messages may be written to the family at
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