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Murray Judson (King) Sawtelle

May 28, 1942 ~ November 24, 2021 (age 79)


King, NC – Murray Judson Sawtelle, 79, of King, passed away on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC.

Mr. Sawtelle was born on May 28, 1942, in Winthrop, MA to the late Yale D. and Laura Estelle Young Sawtelle.  He was a member of First Christian Church of King and served as a firefighter with the city of Winthrop, MA.  Following his retirement, he was an entrepreneur and started several successful businesses.  Mr. Sawtelle was also a member of the Stokes County Militia, where he served as Treasurer.  

Left to cherish his memory is his beloved wife, Patricia Arnold Sawtelle; two sons: Murray “Butch” Sawtelle, Jr. (Nancy), Robert Sawtelle; two daughters: Stacey Sawtelle, and Alison Allen (John); and nine grandchildren: Michael Sawtelle (Macy), Kathleen Sawtelle, Thomas Sawtelle, Mason Sawtelle, Sarah Sawtelle, Ryan Casey, Sean Casey, Ashley Allen, and Nathan Allen.

A memorial service for Mr. Sawtelle will be held at a later date.

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