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Leman Saylor

July 3, 1939 — February 24, 2023

Payne

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Arthur Leman Saylor, 83, of Payne, Ohio passed away Friday, February 24, 2023 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.

 

A lifelong Kentucky Wildcats fan, Leman was born in Harlan County, Kentucky on July 3, 1939, to the late Mary (Eads) and Arthur Saylor. Being one of five children, he often joked he was the only one with no musical talent :) However, this didn’t change his love for music, especially Buddy Holly and the Righteous Brothers. 

 

After serving in the U.S. Army, Leman taught at Payne and Wayne Trace High School from 1968-2003. Leman touched so many lives during his years as a history teacher, football, basketball coach, and athletic director. After retiring from education, he worked at the fitness center at the Paulding County Hospital. Leman took great pride in watching his children and grandchildren be active in sports and other activities. He took the most pleasure in the little things–such as sitting with his wife by the pool and drinking coffee. He will be remembered by all as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and man of faith.

 

Leman will be missed by his wife, Freddie, to whom he was married September 17, 1960; children, Allan (Colleen) Saylor, Jennifer (Greg) Mohr & Lanetta Handshoe; siblings, Lennis (Lula) Saylor, Lois (Don) Greninger, Vivian (Duane) Copsey, June (Karl) Bredemeyer; grandchildren, Emily, Erica, Evan & Elizabeth Mohr, Erin (Matt) Kline, Haley & Seth Saylor, Bryce & Leah Handshoe and lifelong friend, Larry Pressler.

 

He was preceded in death by his brother, Dennis Saylor and granddaughter, Ella Marie Mohr.

 

Viewing is Tuesday, February 28th, 4 - 7 PM at the Payne Church of the Nazarene, 509 Orchard Street, Payne, Ohio 45880.

 

His funeral service is 10:30 AM, with viewing 9:30 - 10:15 AM on Wednesday, March 1st at Payne Church of the Nazarene.

 

He will be laid to rest in Wiltsie Cemetery, Payne.

 

Memorials are to the church.

 

Fond Memories may be shared at dooleyfuneralhome.com

 
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Tuesday, February 28, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Payne Church of the Nazarene

509 Orchard St, Payne, OH 45880

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Wednesday, March 1, 2023

9:30 - 10:15 am (Eastern time)

Payne Church of the Nazarene

509 Orchard St, Payne, OH 45880

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Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

Payne Church of the Nazarene

509 Orchard St, Payne, OH 45880

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