Mr. John Thomas Sayles, age 38, of Pentwater, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, November 14, 2012. He was born May 7, 1974, in Jackson, Michigan to Thomas and Ann (Sexton) Sayles. He earned his associate degree from West Shore Community College. On October 3, 1998, he married Melanie Hartley at the Riverside Park in Scottville. John was very active in the Pentwater community. He was a first responder and the Captain of the Pentwater Fire Department, a 4-H leader, a member of the West Michigan Old Engine Club, and coached both soccer and basketball. John attended Lighthouse Lutheran Church. He was employed at Pentwater Department of Public Works and was a longtime worker at Aerts Farms.
John is survived by his wife, Melanie Sayles; three daughters, Mercedy, Marissa, and Mandi Sayles, all at home; his parents, Thomas and Ann Sayles of Pentwater; one sister, MaryAnn Sayles of Pentwater; his mother-in-law, Connie Hartley of Scottville; three nieces, Mackenzie and Ireland Breitner; and Cameryn Sutcliffe; brothers and sisters-in-law; several aunts, uncles, cousins; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, William Hartley.
The memorial service for Mr. Sayles will be Sunday, November 18, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. at Pentwater High School, 600 East Park Street, with Pastor Ronald Cox officiating. Interment will be in North Weare Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Pentwater Fire Department, 486 Park Street, and Sunday one hour prior to the service at Pentwater High School. The family requests that any memorials be directed to the Sayles Family for the children's education fund.
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