Robert Brent Sawyer
Robert Brent ‘Bob’ Sawyer, 71, passed away peacefully at home on August 22, 2021 and will be dearly missed. Bob was raised by wonderful parents, Wetsel and Donna Waggoner. Growing up, Bob enjoyed ‘Tom Sawyer’ style adventures with his friends and family in Fayette, UT, Northern California, and Arizona. Bob joined the Marines during the Vietnam War, served on active duty from 1969 to 1971, and was in the Reserves, until 1975.
He worked for decades in the farming industry and gained many friends along the way in the Quincy, Royal City and Moses Lake, WA, areas and continued to check circles, as he passed by farms in his retirement.
Bob loved his family and shared his love of the outdoors with his daughters and grandchildren, by taking them fishing, camping, four wheeling, and boating, every chance he got. He loved spending time making memories with his family and having great conversations while with them.
Bob never met a stranger and always made people feel special wherever he went. He could strike up a conversation with anyone and before they parted, phone numbers were exchanged, and a friendship was started. Bob was generous with his time and gifts. He was thoughtful and reached out or stopped by to bring a treat to his daughters and grandkids often, when in the neighborhood.
Bob is survived by his wife of 20 years, Ruth Sawyer; sister, Vickie Freer; and uncle, Sheldon Mellor. Bob is also survived by his ex-wife, Therese; and their five daughters: Misty (David) Gottschalk, and their children: Jonathan (Vanessa), Aby (William), and Corey, Jennifer (Samuel) Gonzalez, and their children: Samuel, Samantha (Juan), and Nicolas, April (Leon) Rogers, and their children: Autumn (Maggie), Dakota (Katie), Claire, Logan, and Emma, Autumn (Dustin) Needs, and their children: Landon, Reid, and Luke, Leah (Thomas) Linton, and their children: Linzey and Drake; as well as Ruth’s son Anthony (Belinda) Bowen, and their children: Justin and Dakota Landers and Derek Simmons; step-brother, Michael Waggoner; and half-brothers Thomas, William, and David Sawyer. Bob has 12 great-grandchildren and one more on the way. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Wetsel and Donna Waggoner, and father, Robert Sawyer.