Sawyer Liam Walker

October 08, 2012 ‒ October 09, 2015

Galion, Ohio

Heaven gained another angel on October 9, 2015, when Sawyer Liam Walker, put his boots on and tucked his pants in and then received his angel wings. He was 3 years old.

His loving parents welcomed Sawyer into the world on October 8, 2012 in Marion, OH.

God must have really needed a good little helper, Sawyer loved to grab his tool box and hammer to fix things. Sawyer was all boy. He loved playing with his trucks, tractors, and his toys in the dirt and the sandbox. He also loved riding all of the farm and Construction Equipment with his dad and grandpa. He could be ornery, bull-headed, and a little mischievous, but he was also a lover and always gave the best hugs. He could make you laugh until you couldn’t breathe and brighten your day with his little grin and giggles. Sawyer shared a special bond with his big sister, Ava, his puppies, and his favorite blanket he called me-me. Most of all he loved helping his dad.

He will be greatly missed by his parents: John A and Samantha M (Sautter) Walker; sister Ava; grandparents: Ann Sautter, Steven M Sautter and Teresa Bowman, and Jack & Janet Walker. Great-grandparents; Roland Sautter and Betty Grunde, Betty Parker, Gerald and Betty Walker, and Doris Gibson, and numerous Aunts, Uncles, and cousins who were all special to him.

Sawyer was greeted in heaven by his great-grandparents Don Parker, Art Gibson, Jean Sautter, and old Papa Walker who arrived there before him.

His family will welcome friends from 3 to 7 pm on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, at Mount Gilead Church of Christ, 322 Iberia St. Mt Gilead, OH. Services celebrating his time on earth will be on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 11:30 am with Pastor Doug Bryan officiating. The burial will follow at the Walker Family Farm, in a special spot up on the hillside.

If desired, memorial contributions in Sawyer’s memory can be made to the Mount Gilead Church of Christ.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Sawyer’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com

    • Time: They say that time can heal all wounds and this I know is true. So time is what it’s going to take for everyone of you. And when enough time has gone by, in weeks or months or years. Fond memories of the time you’ve shared, will then replace your tears. But as for now a brand new star lights up the heaven blue, brightening up the darkest nights to help you make it through. And even though God called him home, he’s never really gone. Remaining always in your hearts, his memory will live on. God bless and comfort your entire families through this very difficult time. Lots of prayers to all of you.

  • Just no correct words. What a precious little soul. The world was made better for having him in it even if his time here was too short. Love and prayers to the family he left behind.

  • Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. May God hold you all close at this time and give you comfort. We heard at church (Steam Corners Methodist Church) where your family was prayed for, lots of prayers and love are sent your way, today, tomorrow and always.

  • I’m praying God will comfort yall during this time, but also throughout the rest of your lives. May God bless y’all.

  • There is no greater love than that between a parent and their child. Our hearts break for you and our prayers go out for you all now and always.

  • No words can be said to make this time any easier. Please know yall are in my thought and prayers. Today, Tomorrow, and Always

  • May God bless your family and give you comfort at this trying time. OUR prayers are with you.

    THE FAMILY OF RONALD AND NORMA MATTHEWS

  • We were so sorry to hear about the loss of such a sweet little boy. May God be with all of you at this very sad time. Al and Shelb

  • Ur whole familyis in our hearts thoughts and prayers. Heaven gained a wonderful little angel.

  • John, Samantha, Ava, the entire Sautter and Walker families. Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers be with you during your time of sorrow. The little guy will be missed.

  • A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on. Please accept our condolences, Sawyer will not be forgotten. Bless the Walker Family in this hard time.

  • My heart is breaking for you all. I know there are no words to truly comfort you…lean on the Lord…my prayers are for comfort and peace for the whole family.

  • May our GOD and Our LORD walk through this storm along side you and your family. We know not, nor understand not the reason for this tragic loss. May you have PEACE in knowing little Sawyer is in the very Strong Arms of his “DADDY GOD”, you will be in our thoughts and prayers…..❤️

  • I CAN NOT imagine what the family must be going thru. I know no words will help with the family’s loss, but hope they do find comfort during this most difficult time. My heart goes out to the family.

  • Oh my gosh brother! I dont know what to say. My condolences to you and your family. I cant imagine or even begin to imagine how you all feel right now. I just found out and my heart hurts for you all. Keeping you all in my prayers. May God watch over you all and help yall get through this. Even though how does one even manage too. God bless you all!

  • No greater loss than the loss of a child. Ive no doubt God needed a little handyman. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

  • There are no words said that can ease the pain of your loss. Our hearts are broke. I am so sorry. God will wrap his arms tight around your family to help to you thru. God needed Sawyer in heaven. He will be a very special Angel. He will always be in your heart and in your dreams. He will never be forgotten.

  • Hope you can feel the love and prayers for the whole family. Will be praying and thinking of you in the days ahead.

  • Our children are truly gifts from God. He chose 2 very special parents to care for his precious Sawyer. He chooses how long we are privileged to care for them. God will hold you close at this time, so lean on him for comfort.
    All our love to John, Samantha, Ava, Ann,Betty,and the Parker family,
    and the Walker family.

  • Janet, words cannot express enough sympathy for what you and your family have lost. Just know that you are in my thoughts today and always.

  • Our deepest condolences to the Family and friends of this sweet Lil boy! Prayer’s to all!

  • Walker Family,
    I am so very sorry for your horrible loss. There are no real words why & how things like this happen.
    I am praying for all of you. I know Sawyer is in heaven & in a safe/great place. I hope the best for you and your family in the future.
    Always try to stay positive.
    Always stick together.
    Always try to think about the good times, the happy times, the great things you all did together.
    If you ever need anything you know Cortney and I are always here for you.

    Travis & Cort

  • There are no words……………please know that y’all are in our thoughts and prayers and may God be with you today and always.

  • I am so sorry for your lose, there is never a good word for a time like this. Just know that you all have a special lil angel looking down. My prayers are for your family tonite and for now on.

  • My heart aches for you. We are praying for you and your family during this unbelievably difficult time.

  • I have no words to say how much my heart breaks for you. Sending hugs and lots of love and prayers. I’m so sorry

  • Sam. John, & Ava,
    Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your families at this sad time. No words can truly be said to help the pain. So very sorry for your loss.

  • Know that your in our hearts and prayers. I wish I knew the words to sooth your pain, the one thing I do know is with and through God you will find peace. For without Him we are but lost beings, God will draw you close and never forsake you. We love you!

  • Dear John and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sending you all, much love. Jane (Perkins) Brand

  • John, Sam and Ava,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. There are no words to express the heartache
    I feel for you. Thoughts and prayers to you and all your families.

  • Our hearts are breaking for your family! I remember him standing at the door waiting for the bus and his sister! Prayers for you all!

  • I may not who any of you are but just to let you know I am here to talk and Sawyer must of been a happy little boy and a hardworker. I will keep him and your family in prayers and if you need anything just let your friends and family know. I am hoping to be one of your many friends and will try to be there if you guys need the blessing and my family will keep you all in prayers as well even the ones in heaven.

  • We are praying for God to give you strength and to keep you in his arms. We are so sorry for your loss.

  • There is no pain like that a losing a child. The emptiness is like no other. I to have lost a son. May you be comforted with the peace of our Lord. Prayers to you and your fsmily.

  • Our prayers are with you and your family as you grieve. This touches my heart as this happened to my brother when he was three too. May our Lord surround you with his grace and comfort. Love, Scott

  • Soo sorry to hear such painful news. God Bless you and I pray for ease & the ability to heal after such an unthinkable loss.

  • I do not know the family, but I lost my spouse 15 years ago & cannot imagine your grief. Losing a child has to be the most horrific grief, may I say a special prayer for your family tonight. Hoping prayers & hugs can help you thru. Many blessings…

  • Our hearts go out to you and your family. May you feel the love and prayers sent your way. So sorry for your loss!

  • My heart breaks for John, Samantha and Ava. My prayers go out for all of you, now and always.

  • My heart breaks for your family. I pray that God will wrap his loving arms around your sweet family. We never know why things happen to such an innocent But we cherish every moment we had with them. Be strong I truly adore your family. Much love to you all
    Alice Dunfee

  • John, Samantha, Ava, Steve, Teresa, Ann and the entire family, I am so so very sorry for your loss. My heart hurts for you! I cannot even begin to imagine what you are going through. Please know, I am here for all of you. If you need ANYTHING, please let me know. Many many prayers for all of you! R.I.H. Sawyer

  • Prayers for God’s love and peace during this difficult time, may He wrap you all in his loving arms.

  • I am so sorry…Things like this, the pain can’t be expressed in words, i know, but he knows you love him very much. And you always will. I wish there was something that could be done, just continue sending your love to him, he will know. I love all of you and I’m sorry this happened. If you ever need anything, just ask.

  • My heart aches for your family. I will keep you on my prayers for the days to come. Trust in God for he will see you through.

    • John,Samantha and Ava..Our hearts truly ache for you. Nothing can be said that would lessen your pain. Just want you to know our entire family is lifting you up in prayer that you will feel His closeness in the coming months and the memories of your beautiful son and your Faith in God will sustain you.

  • My thought and prays are with this family as I know how it feels to have a loss at both being young the mother and child I lost my oldest in a car accident in 09 he was 4 I’m not trying to tell my story I’m just here saying if u need a shoulder to lean on my are here along with my ears and anything else I can do to help its very hard although I’m still unsure of how this amazing little man could go and has went so soon I’m very deeply sorry for your loss
    PS please don’t take this wrong but he’s doing better then we are and we aren’t to understand it
    Tina

  • My prayers are with your family. I have not met you but read about sawyer . May God comfort you in the days ahead.

  • I attended NEW LIFE ASSEMBLY OF GOD in Mt.Gilead. It was at church today that I heard about your precious son and the horrific tragedy that has happened to your family. We prayed for all of you and I will continue to pray. You described little Sawyer so well. He was blessed to have you as his parents. May God be with you,always.

  • JOHN AND FAMILY, SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT SAWYER. WE ONLY KNEW HIM FROM A SHORT ENCOUNTER, BUT WHAT AN AMAAZING WELL MANNERED LITTLE BOY. JOHN HAD STOPPED TO INSPECT A SEPTIC SYSTEM FOR MY DAD AND HE HAD BOUGHT PIZZA FOR HIS KIDS TO EAT WHILE HE DID HIS JOB.SAWYER AND SISTER WAS IN THE TRUCK BED WAITING ON DAD AND SAWYER LEANED DOWN AND OPENED THE PIZZA BOX AND ASKED IF MY GREAT GRANDSON AND I WANTED A PIECE OF PIZZA, HE WAS SO LITTLE BUT HOW MANY YOUNG KIDS DO THAT!!!!! SUCH A SWEETHEART!!! WE ARE TRULY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS!!!! PRAYERS SENT !!!!

  • There are no words when it’s the loss of a sweet, innocent child. Our prayers are with all of you at this heart breaking time.

  • Our hearts ate breaking for your family. We will keep the Walker, Parker, and Sautter families in our prayers.

  • Sam,
    I have had you and your family in my thoughts and prayers since hearing about your precious angel. At a time like this, words seem so small. I am praying for God’s love and guidance to get you through these next couple of days and forever. Sincerely,
    Kim

  • Every time I think of little Sawyer my eyes fill with tears. No words can express how truly sorry I am for your loss. I pray that God will be your comfort and shelter through this storm. I just know Sawyer is playing in the dirt up in heaven with that ornery little grin on his face.

  • Prayers for your family,may God help you in the days to come. You will be in my prayers.So sorry.

  • My heart breaks for the family who are experiencing this tragedy. Prayers for the knowledge and peace that comes through knowing Christ Jesus and that Sawyer is at his heavenly home.
    No words can express the deep sadness you feel just as no words can truly be offered that will heal you. Know that many far and wide are praying for you all

  • Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. We were very saddened to hear. May God keep you in his loving arms during this difficult time.
    Tha Lauers ( Crestline)

  • We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Wrote this today, because I can’t get your family off my mind.

    “Life’s not fair”
    I shouldn’t have to look at your dirty clothes in a pile
    I shouldn’t have to step over your toys sprawled across the floor.
    I shouldn’t have to see your muddy boots on the back step
    And I shouldn’t have to miss your smile
    It breaks my heart to never hear you laugh again.

    Your sister shouldn’t have to live without her brother
    And we shouldn’t have to live without our son
    How can the sun shine without you here?

    It never should’ve happened
    Our family is going to feel this forever
    Until we meet again…but…
    This truly, sincerely proves-that
    Life’s not fair

    My deepest condolences and sympathies for the entire family

  • To the Walker family: My thoughts and prayers are and will continue to be lifted for all of you. Please know that Bucyrus First Alliance Church is also praying. Our God is a God of comfort. May you all feel that comfort during this tragic loss and in the days to come knowing that your precious Sawyer is happy and secure in the arms of his Heavenly Father who loves you all so very much.

  • Our hearts break with the loss of your precious little one. Our prayers are with all of you for God to give you His peace that surpasses all understanding….Phil. 4:7

  • Please accept our deepest sympathies in the loss of your precious little boy. God needed a special angel and took him home. We are praying for all the family in this great loss. Bill and Esther Burson Hacker

  • Praying God wraps you in comfort during the difficult days ahead. There is no doubt his great grandma Jeannie is holding him right now! I know she is just smitten with him.

  • I am so sorry to hear of your loss, may god bring peace to your broken hearts.
    Losing a child can never be easy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
    at this time.

  • Even though we have never met your family personally, we heard a lot about you from our son, Jeremy and granddaughter Chevelle; we would like for you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers now and always.

  • My heart is broken for your little guy and your family. I can’t even imagine how bad you hurt. I don’t know what I’d do. Try and find comfort in knowing that Sawyer is in a way better place and is in no pain or suffering and is dancing around with the angels and that your passed loved ones are watching over him up there. I’m so so so sorry for your loss. I know nothing that anyone says is going to make the hurt go away. My heart hurts for you all. Sending prayers. ❤

  • A parent’s greatest fear is that of losing their child. Now you must face that with the help of your family, friends and most of all God. Do not let this separate you from those that know you best and can help the most. I never got to meet Sawyer but it sounds like he was ornery, sweet and loving and that you have a lot of memories and stories built up in his three short years. Rely on those to keep his memory alive and keep you going in the weeks, months and years to come. Many prayers are going to the Heavenly Father to take care of your little boy and share your love for him.

  • Dad (Leroy) enjoyed the times he watched the “little guy”. Sawyer’s life, although short has touched many and they are forever changed because you allowed Sawyer to be a part of our lives. Praying for you during this time of loss. May you feel an overwhelming presence of God’s love & comfort.
    Much love & prsyers

  • Where there are no words.. Know that the silences are carrying the thoughts and prayers of all who love you.. My heart goes out to each of you and my thoughts are continually with you ❤️

  • We are so sorry for your loss. We have only met you a couple of times thru the Morrow County Beekeepers Association and seen your beautiful family at the County Fair!
    Our hearts and prayers are with you all in this time of need! Please accept our deepest sympathy and condolences!

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with every member of the Walker family in this time of sorrow.
    We hope you can feel the support of the entire Parker families sustaining you through this tragedy. Words our never enough to express our sympathy.
    Love, Dave, Susie, and All

  • Our hearts ache for you all in this terrible time of loss for your family. Please know that you are in our prayers for comfort, strength and healing. Many hugs to you all now and in the days to come.

  • Praying for your family during this difficult time !! May the Holy Spitit comfort you today and in the days ahead. He isn’t gone for good, he is merely basking in the presence of the Lord till you meet up with him again. God bless you !!

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know your son, but I do know his grandma Janet. I have not seen her in years, but my heart fell to my stomach when I found out about this. I have 6 grandchildren and one is 3 turning 4 in a few weeks. He so loves to mow the yard with his Dad, my son. He will either follow and use his bubble blowing mower and he has even sat on his Dad’s lap. God Bless you all and comfort you during this time. I am sure he is visiting with many people in Heaven right now and Jesus and his Father welcomed him with open arms as well as many other family member.

  • Words cannot express how I’m feeling , my heart is just breaking , I love you guys so much and I pray God will give you peace and the strength to carry on with your lives , I lost a son and I know the pain is unbearable .It gives me comfort to know Sawyer is th arms of Jesus and Jeannie will be holding his hand .l Love and prayers
    Aunt Janet

  • We are so sorry to hear of your sweet little boys passing. May you find strength In God and each other. Know that many are lifting you up in prayer. Our deepest sympathy and condolences…

  • I’m praying for your family. I’m so sorry for your loss. I pray God gives you comfort and strength.

  • Our family sends our prayers! If you ever need anything we are just a phone call away! I see all the love pooring in from the community that is so awesome!

  • I’m so so sorry for your lost. I’m praying for God’s comforting arms to be around the whole family during this time of sorrow. Just to let you know that some one from the state of Alabama is sending you all a lot of hugs.

  • So sorry for your loss I couldn’t imagine the pain you must be going through. Prayers for your family.

  • Our deepest condolences to your family. We will be praying for God’s comfort and peace to be with you in this time.

  • I have never met you…my son Jason Hertz was at your house all day the other day with his friend ……my heart goes out to all of you…God needed another beautiful little boy…prayers to you and yours

  • 4 years ago I stood right where you stand today. I know that it feels like the whole world is crashing down on you. I know it feels like your heart could not possibly be broken into smaller pieces. And I’m here to tell you that it is possible to survive. Your heart will never be whole again. Your son will always keep a piece with him, just as you will always keep a piece of him with you. Don’t be afraid to scream, cry, be angry, and be broken. Please don’t think you need to be strong, or “hold it together.” Your daughter, his loving sister, needs to see you cry so that she knows it’s okay for her to cry. I’m praying for you and your family, as this pain is the worst anyone will ever experience and though it may not seem like it now, you will come out stronger on the other side. Sawyer knows how loved he is on earth, and now walks with angels in heaven. My heart is with you through this horrible time.

  • The bond you and Sawyer had can not be broken. Your loss of a child is felt by so many and He will always be in our hearts. You will meet again. We are very sorry for your loss. We continue to pray for your family.

  • Ann/Steve and family
    So sorry to hear of your loss. I may not have known him but I went through the same when my niece passed at the age of 3. My heart goes out to you and your family.

  • Our hearts grieve for your loss. Knowing Jesus holds him in his arms will hopefully give you much comfort. I wish we could know why these tragedies happen. Sending prayers for your family to be wrapped in a peace only God can provide.

  • having lost a child just less than a year ago it hurts so much hope you find your way through it all

  • Even though I never met little Sawyer I knew his grandmother, Janet, and grandmother, Doris, since I was little like Sawyer. Tears came to my eyes as I read his story and what joy he brought to everyone he touched.
    I can’t begin to imagine what all of you are going through but please know that someone as far away as Colorado is with you during this most difficult time.
    My heart breaks for all of you…..
    Evonda (Seiter) Hudson

  • We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Draw close to the Lord for he will guide and comfort you now and forever.
    John and Kristen Morrison

  • AS I sit here and hold my grt grd dtr I cannot imagine the pain you are going through. I pray and I beg God to give you peace and in bed every memory of your son in your hearts forever. May the Lord bless and keep you safe in His arms forever.

  • One of the first questions we all ask is”WHY” and the answer is “only God knows”. Our hearts go out to all your family. May God give you strength and put his loving arms around you so that you can endure the heartbreak of your loss. God Bless your family.

  • I do not know you and just saw little Sawyer’ s obituary and it touched me. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you will let the Lord help you through this pain. I also hope that even in dealth Sawyer has made a difference in the world.

  • My deepest sympathies to the whole family… Especially mom, dad and ava. May God give you peace and comfort during your time of sorry.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you, my heart breaks for your family just know he is safe in the arms of loved ones who have gone before.

  • My heart goes out to your family in this most heartwrenching time of your life. My thoughts are with you and your family as you move on without your little boy. I cannot imagine the pain you are going thru and I hope that you receive all the love you are going to need to make it thru this.

  • We are strangers. As a parent my heart is with you. Please know you and your family are thought of . Prayers are sent during this extremely difficult time and for the years to come. Your beautiful pictures and amazing description will keep him forever young and forever in the hearts. God speed Sawyer.

  • Janet my heart goes out to you and your family, I am so sorry for your loss. No words can take away the pain you are feeling I know but I am sending thoughts and prayers your way.

  • aunt janet. cannot imagine what your hearts are feeling right now and forever. please lean on our precious lord for support now and alwsys… we all know how to ask for help we have been there so much in the past… lil sawyer will always be here in spirit.. he lives on….

  • My sincerest sympathy. I know your pain because my grandson was killed accidently 6 years ago. My heart breaks for you. May God and the angels wrap you in their loving arms.

  • Sorry for your loss. You and the entire family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God watch over you during this difficult time.

  • To all of the family our family is keeping you in our thoughts and prayers ,So sorry.
    Steve, Shirley and our entire family.

  • My deepest condolences to all of the family. May God be with you in the days ahead, and surround you with a peace and comfort that only he can give.

  • Although, I have not enough words to express my Deepest Sympathy to you and your family I would like you to know that my family and I are praying for you and your family in this time of need. I pray that you and your family feel God’s Prescence in all that you do. Stay strong and keep your feet firmly planted in God’s Faith, Love, and support. God Bless you.

  • There is nothing I can say or impart that will make this better. But look to God and family for support to help you through these trying times.
    Those closest to you will support you when it is needed .
    My Prayers to all of you in your time of need !

  • There are so many things in life we can’t understand and no words enough to ease the pain of the loss of a child. Lean on God, family, and friends they will be there for you. God Bless you all

  • I do know what you are going through, it’s a horrible thing to lose a child. Take your time in your grief. Not everyone is going to know what to say but let them know that just saying Sawyer’ s name is enough. Many many prayers to you. He’s a beautiful young man.

  • We don’t know you, but our hearts go out to you and your family. Hold onto each other, cry together, eventually laugh together again. May God wrap his arms around all of you in the days to come. Be there for each other.

  • Sending prayers for your family. What a great gift heaven has received.

  • John
    I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family and you are in my thoughts and prayers. If there is anything you need please don’t hesitate to ask.

  • Our hearts are so sad for all of the Walker Family at this very sad time. Know that God is there for you. Our prayers go out to all of you at this very difficult time in your lives.

  • Thoughts and Prayers for the Walker and Sautter Familys. We hope in your time of
    need you find comfort and love in each other.

  • Although we are strangers, my heart is breaking for your family. There are no words to adequately express the sorrow I feel for your loss of such a beautiful little boy. Just know that you are thought of and I will keep your family in my prayers.

  • John & Family,

    I can’t get you and your family off my mind since I heard the news of such a terrible accident. I haven’t seen you, probably, since you graduated from high school. I remember in school you always had a smile on your face and a positive approach to life . You’re a good man and both sides of your family are wonderful people. My prayer is that you will find support and strength within your family circle and from friends and loved ones. Most of all, may Jesus wrap his arms of love around all of you and give you the peace that passes all understanding, both now and the days to come. My wife and I will continue to keep you in our prayers.
    Love all of you, Mr. Cawley

  • Words cannot begin to describe my feelings right now. I just wanted you all to know I am praying (my church is also praying) for the whole family. Our God will see you through this time. He loves you so much. Wish I could be there in person.
    God Bless you all.

  • Our hearts & prayers are with you all. We cannot pretend to “know” what to say – only extend to you that your military family is all with you through this time of need. No matter how big or how small – we’re all here – your family is part of us!

    Praying for small little comforts to give you strength!

    The Pryors

  • My heart breaks for you. Know that I am praying for you often, as the Lotd brings you to mind. Most of the time l can only say “Jesus “. The Lord be with you.
    Bobbie Dudash (Amanda Wiggins mom).

  • Dear Family….Let the silent tears flow. And when your eyes clear, perhaps you will glimpse how your eternal child has become the unseen angel who parents your heart and persuades the moon to send new gifts ashore.
    by John O’Donohue
    Wishing you peace and many memories of the happy times. It looks as if there were many.(From a Lancaster, PA friend of Danielle Vanwormer)

  • To the Walker Family, Our deepest sympathy, we have you in our thoughts and prayers. Always remember God cares for you and he will see you thru this, plus the days ahead.

  • My deepest sympathy to your family. Although I do not know your family I was touched by his obituary a friend shared on Facebook. I know personally, the grief you have because we lost our 3 year old son ,Eli, on November 6, 1997 in a car accident. Our son loved the farm as yours did and loved to play with his toy tractors as well. The only comfort I can offer is that it sounds like our boys were kindred spirits. I hope and pray God some how gets these two boys together in heaven because they would love to play together!
    May God hold you in his loving embrace and give you peace.

  • I was so very sorry to hear of your families loss. It is always hard to loose family and I can not imagine loosing a child. My prayers are being sent to your family, and may the Good Lord wrap his arms around you in this very trying time.

  • So sorry for your loss. Prayers are with you and your family. It is so difficult to lose a loved one but especially a child. May his memories remain in your heart and as time goes by, it will get easier to accept but never forgotten. May God be with you during this time and give you strength.

  • So sorry for the loss of your little one. Always remember the good times with the short time you had with him. He will truly be a Angel watching over you Bill and Johna Nibert

  • My deepest condolences for your loss of Sawyer. Sawyer was such a precious little boy. Thank you for sharing his life with us. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. From California

  • To Sawyer’s family, I read this story about Sayer on Facebook, and I watched his video, and I just felt that I needed to write something . First I want to say I am so sorry for your loss, I have a three year old grandson who I love with all my heart and soul and I said to myself how does one get through something like that? I know the only way is through Jesus. So I’m praying Jesus gives you strength, love and faith. Please know you are in my heart and I will be praying for Sawyer’s Daddy and Mommy, and Sawyer’s sister . I know everyone is praying and saying you will get through this, and I’m also praying Jesus helps you to want to get through this. Thank you for sharing Sawyer’s pictures , it was a blessing to see he is Loved!

  • So sorry for your loss of little Sawyer. My heart goes out to the entire family. Many prayers being sent. May God Bless you all.

  • Oct 8th is a special day for me because it’s my birthday, but in 1982 our daughter was born on Oct 8th we were so happy first a boy in 1982 and now a girl in 1984 how blessed. We almost lost her twice difficult birth ,but God intervened. In 2007 He called her home ,traffic accident. The one thing I kept saying to myself was He loaned her to us for 22 years and He knows our pain because His Son died for us. The Lord kept telling me she’s with Me Psalm 139 the days we are on earth are written before we are born and My Son told you I have prepared a home with Me you will see her again. That hope He gives us will sustain you now and always and your friends and family will be a great help. I will pray for your family as Christ carrys you through this.

    Because He Lives * Mary and Dan Bowers *

  • No words. I can’t know your pain, I can only share tears for you and your family. Truly sorry for your loss.

  • My heart aches for you as you lay your sweet little boy to rest. I can’t imagine losing a child but I hope God will be with you to give you strength and comfort you. Thanks for sharing the pictures of his life. It brought tears to my eyes seeing his cute little face and how happy he was. Heaven has gained another angel but he will forever be in your heart. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family & friends of Sawyer during this tragic loss.

  • So sorry for the loss of Sawyer. Our condolences and prayers are with your family during this time of need.

  • As a mother that lost her youngest at age 4, I can understand the pain. Sending special prayers for the family. This poem helped me greatly in my time of grief. I hope that it too helps you in yours.

    The Rose Beyond The Wall

    A rose once grew where all could see,
    sheltered beside a garden wall,
    And as the days passed swiftly by,
    it spread its branches, straight and tall…

    One day, a beam of light shone through
    a crevice that had opened wide
    The rose bent gently toward its warmth
    then passed beyond to the other side

    Now, you who deeply feel its loss,
    be comforted – the rose blooms there-
    its beauty even greater now, nurtured by
    God’s own loving care.

  • Coming alongside you in spirit and prayer during this time
    of tremendous sorrow for all. God Bless and keep you always in
    His care.

  • So sorry for the loss of your little one. You don’t know me but wanted to let you know my prayers go out to your family for God’s blessings of comfort and healing.

  • John and family, our heart goes our to you. I know how hard this must be for u. I hope that u lean on all the people around u and on GOD’S open arms. I know right now u have a lot of questions but please go toward GOD and not away from him. Remember GOD will always love all of u. Someday u will be able to see Sawyer again but for now just remember all the great times and laughs u had together. All of u r in JJ and my prayers. In Christian love, Carma and JJ

  • May God wrap his arms around you and comfort you. I’m am so sorry for the loss , he will always be with you . My heart goes out to you and I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

  • May your many fond memories give you all comfort during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    2 Corinthians 5:7 – (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)

  • What a precious video of Sawyer and his family. There are no answers to the why’s of life.
    From a mother whom also lost a son, please know…there is no time limit for grieving, please take all the time each of you need.
    In time, what conquers grief…is Faith.
    Sawyer would want his family to remain strong and together, feel his presence among you. God Bless each and everyone of you. God love you, Sawyer.

  • Please know that you and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers. I pray for God’s comfort. Sawyer must have been an amazing little boy who will be missed greatly. God must have needed someone so special.

    God Bless you.

    Teresa Adams
    North Lewisburg, Ohoi