John William Saye Sr.
Mr. John William Saye, Sr., 83 of Madison, died on February 17, 2012. Mr. Saye was the son of James and Hazel Weatherly Saye. He was born on March 16, 1928 in Athens. He was married to Daphne Wilkes on July 21, 1950.
Mr. Saye was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in Korea. Afterwards, he made a career with the Georgia Power Company. Mr. Saye was a member of Madison First United Methodist Church and an avid UGA football fan. He enjoyed gardening and time spent with family.
Mr. Saye is survived by his wife, Daphne Wilkes Saye and their three sons, John W. Saye, Jr. (Donna) of Auburn, AL, Jeffery Stephen Saye (Donna) of Charlotte, NC and Timothy Rory Saye and Penny of Buckhead, GA. He leaves seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Mr. Saye also has three surviving siblings, James Saye, Elizabeth Myer and Barbara McLeroy.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, February 19, 2012 from Noon until 2 pm at A.E. Carter Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 pm at the Madison City Cemetery.