October 29, 2007

John Paul Sawatski

John Paul Sawatski
October 26, 2007

John Paul Sawatski, born October 2, 1951 in Little Rock. He entered the presence of the Lord on October, 26, 2007. He was 56. John was happiest when surrounded by his family, playing his guitar, working on a project, or coaching youth in baseball, softball or basketball.

John played professional baseball in the Cardinal’s organization. He was a real estate appraiser. He gave countless hours of service at Pulaski Academy, at Fellowship Bible Church and in the community.

John was preceded in death by his father, Carl and his grandparents.

He is survived by his wife, Treva; children, Jay, Carla, and Johanna; mother, Dorothy; a brother, Charles; aunts, uncles, nephews and many friends.

Visitation will be at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home on Tuesday, October 30, 2007 from 6 to 8 P.M.

The celebration of John’s life will be Wednesday, October 31, 2007 at 12 noon at Fellowship Bible Church with Dr. Robert Lewis and David Bruns officiating. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park, Alexander, Arkansas.

Memorials may be made to Fellowship Bible Church, 1901 Napa Valley Dr., Little Rock, Arkansas 72212, or John Sawatski Baseball Memorial, Pulaski Academy, 12701 Hinson Road, Little Rock, Arkansas 72212.

I will always remember John as a servant, willing to do anything; as insightful, he usually had an opinion and was usually right, and as faithful. He will be truly missed as one of the spiritual pillars of this Christ-following community.

I'm sure he's probably already found a worship band in heaven to play in.

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