Longtime Aiken County teacher passes away

August 30, 2007

GRANITEVILLE, S.C.---Students at Midland Valley High School are remembering a big contributor at their school today. Longtime teacher Robert "Bob" Sawyer died Tuesday. He was 55.

Sawyer spent 27 years at the school before retiring last spring, then returned to the classroom this year.

Each day, Sawyer would stand in front of the school as the students arrived.


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  • by Barry Christian Location: Honolulu, Hawaii on Sep 6, 2007 at 05:56 PM
    I had Mr. Sawyer as my P.E. teacher at Jefferson Junior High back in the 70's and he taught my children recently. He was a good teacher and a better man. He will be missed, but we thank him and his famly for his service to the community. John 5:28, 29.
  • by Kimberley Location: Graniteville, SC on Aug 31, 2007 at 01:24 PM
    Our school is finally realizing that this isn't just a sick joke that someone pulled. Mr. Sawyer was an awesome teacher. Every day, he'd stand outside the classroom door and smile and say hello to everyone who passed by. I had him during the 2004-2005 school year for biology and again this year for anatomy. He was a loving man and he talked about his family alot. He was definitely one of the people who left a mark on so many people's souls, including my mom, dad, cousins, and myself, and he will never be forgotten. Mr. Sawyer, we hold you in our hearts forever.
  • by Danielle Laird Location: clearwater,SC on Aug 31, 2007 at 10:57 AM
    I wont to send my condolences to the family.My first year having him was when he made his full recovery of open heart.He was always ready to help and listin to anything and done his BEST to solve it.He will truly be missed always.I always looked foward to his class for 2 years.MVHS has lost a RESPETED,LOVING,man and teacher.
  • by Carolyn Location: Augusta on Aug 31, 2007 at 06:47 AM
    I send my condolences to his family. I don't know him personally but it seem like he was a loving man and inspired alot of people.
  • by Richard Location: Pt Orange , FL on Aug 30, 2007 at 05:46 PM
    I met and attended Mr. Sawyer's classes in 1978. I attended no less than 5 of the various classes he has taught over the years until 1983.He recently has instructed my daughter along with many , many other's. Fond remembrance for I know he will not be forgotten.
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