Josiah Cynol Sawney was born January 26, 1991 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma to Rick Sawney and Karen Gordon. Gone without understanding, Josiah left us on March 21, 2019.
In his life, he filled this world with his beautiful smile, his humor and tons of charisma. He was loved deeply by many and will be greatly missed.
Josiah is survived by his wife Francisca Martinez. His sons Josiah Jacoby Sawney of Greensboro, NC, Tristan Raymond Wayne Spry of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, Logan Eli Sawney of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, Angelo Jordan Sawney and Frankie Jay Sawney. His Father Rick Sawney and wife Lisa Pritchett of Stilwell. Mother Karen Gordon of Greensboro, NC. His sisters Mandessa Berry and husband Richard of Greensboro, NC, Rikki and Shae Sawney of Greensboro, NC, and Serenity Sawney of Stilwell, OK. Brothers Caleb, Cadence and Cash Sawney of Tahlequah, Oklahoma. His Uncles Josiah Vann of Stilwell and Chris Sawney of Tahlequah. Aunts Brandee Sawney and Dawn Murray both of Stilwell, OK. And his grandmother Sharon Shell of Stilwell, Oklahoma.
He was preceded in death by his grandpa Rickie Sawney, great grandparents John Henry and Pauline Sawney, Steeler Shell and Georgia Ward, uncles Roger Sawney and Scott Sawney and cousin Gary Nofire.
Josiah's sister Rikki writes,
To know Josiah was to love him! His infectious laugh, charming smile, and keen sense of humor. Josiah had an eye for detail and loved any mechanical challenge, he was so smart. My brother was a proud father, he had 5 amazing boys whom he loved dearly, (they all look so much like him!) Josiah loved his family unconditionally and would do anything to see them happy. My brother was a natural aide, and loved to help. His heart was so full and loving.
To have any memory of this guy is such a blessing, Josiah Cynol was noticeably loved and will never be forgotten.
You will be truly missed Josiah.
Ustie SpearsTahlequah, OK
Jo all my memories of you are that you were a kind loving father, with such a big. Im thankful to have known such a beautiful genuine soul like yours. Logan will always know who his dad is and i am proud to say you are his father we may not be together anymore but the love that comes with a life ,a child involved will never change. We will miss you and forever hold the memories you gave us in our hearts. Rip my friend (father of our son)
Lorita NezTahlequah, OK
I still can’t believe your gone 😔 I’ll never forget the good times we had... Lord know he took a soldier just know ur flying high.... we could never forget u you’ve gave us so much to remember.....Prayers to Your Family🙏🙏 We love u Jo Rest In Paradise 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
So sorry to hear about Joe, will be praying for his family to get through this tough time in the loss of their father, child, brother, cousin, uncle and friend. But most of all I'm sad because he had 5 handsome little guys that he has left behind. ( 1 of them being mine Tristan.) If we had only known sooner that something so tragic like this was going to happen maybe we could have all changed it. But the Lord wanted him and has better plans for him. Rest easy Joe, it will only get better from here on out. It's not goodbye, it's see you later. <3
Sarah Cooley (spry)Siloam springs, AR
Your smile, facial expressions,and that laugh is something no one could ever forget. Rest easy Joey.
We love and will miss you Joe I know that you will have the angels smiling as you did us in ours forever
Lorielyn and David lomanStilwell, OK
You were loved here the short time we had u. Tell jason his boys and summer miss him. Love u joey
Christie SandersSTILWELL, OK
We all will miss you very much .rest in peace my friend.
Ronda Goodman, OK
Kristi Ungerstilwell, OK
Nothing will ever hurt more than the loss of a child. Praying for you.
Christine McneillGREENSBORO, NC
My cousin josiah had the biggest heart and he loved everybody no matter what. He would drop everything just to help that person out. He thought the world of he's boys and he's family. But when God chose him to go up above he chose the right person to be a angel. Because he truly was one... But Josiah, you know can watch over everybody all at once like you wish you could when u was here with us. I love you and I'm going to miss you like crazy. I'm going to miss everything about you....fly high my crazy loveable unforgettable cousin
Amanda princeOklahoma city, OK
Sure gonna miss you Jo. Fly high
Raine WilfBurlington, NC
My family and i are so sorry for your loss and gonna miss him alot
Robin sampsonTahlequah, OK
Joe was such an amazing friend whom I loved very much he was always a helping friend always listened and will be greatly missed fly high! Much love to you and your family!
Serena BucknerStilwell, OK
You were a special person that would make anyone laugh and be happy just being around you. I'm going to miss you Joey
Shalea MaysStilwell, OK
Josiah I will remember your crazy goofy smile and your willingness to love everybody. Thank u for always being there when I needed u. Love u always little cuz ❤️ star
Starla newmanStilwell, OK