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Jimmie Leon Saylors

August 19, 1937 — July 25, 2022

Jimmie Leon Saylors was born August 19, 1937, in Blanchard, OK, to the late Amos Leon and Clara Inex (Dugger) Saylors. He died Monday, July 25, 2022, in Davis, at the age of 84 years, 11 months and 6 days. Jimmie and the former Ms. Emily Joyce Wheeler were united in marriage on October 24, 1959. From this marriage were born two sons, Kenneth, and David.

Jimmie grew up mostly in Blanchard. During WWII, his family moved to Mission Valley in San Diego, CA. In the early 1950’s, he and his family returned to Blanchard, where he completed high school, graduating from Blanchard High School, Class of 1955. On May 12, 1958, he enlisted in the United States Air Force, a decision that would lead him to a twenty-year career as aircraft electrician. While serving his beloved country, Jimmie was stationed in numerous places, including Thule, Greenland / Reykjavík, Iceland / Cold Lake, Canada / Bent Water, England / Italy / Palermo, Cicily / Libia & Tripoli, North Africa / Seville & Madrid, Spain / Clark AFB, Philippines / Nagoya, Japan / Korat, Thailand / and Da Nang, Vietnam. On August 31, 1978, Jimmie retired, from the United States Air Force, receiving his final Honorable Discharge.

In 1984, he and Joyce moved to Davis, where he spent many years working as a mechanic for the Risner family at Arbuckle Sports Center. Jimmie was known to be able to repair just about anything. His family says, “he wasn’t happy if he wasn’t fixing something.” Jimmie was someone you could always count on to help you. He loved hunting and fishing with his two sons, camping and traveling across America.

Survivors include his loving wife, Joyce; his two sons, Kenneth Saylors & wife Jan of Del City, and David Saylors & wife Della of Oklahoma City; three grandchildren, Kendyl Saylors of Del City, Logan Saylors of Odenton, MD, and Shelby Tavangar & husband Nima of Oklahoma City; as well as four great-grandchildren, Alexandrea, Hunter, Abigail, and Adalene.

In addition to his parents, Jimmie was preceded in death by two sisters, Wanda Sue, and Phyllis Ann, and one great-grandson, Azariah Tavangar.

Services, with full military honors, will be held 10:00 AM, Friday, July 29, 2022, at the Hale’s Memorial Chapel in Davis.

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