Born April 16, 1927 in Scotland, he was the son of Cecil and Margaret (Baird) Hostettler Sayre.
He was a member of the Bloomfield First Christian Church, Bloomfield Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Scotland Historical Society, Bloomfield Rotary Club, Bloomfield American Legion, Greene County Ministerial Association. He preached in many churches in the area, he was the master of ceremonies for the Scotland Festival since it started. He volunteered at Bloomington Hospital as associate Chaplain for many years. He was a wonderful father and loving husband. He retired from NSWC Crane and was a minister for more than 40 years. He served his country in World War II in the United States Army.
Surviving relatives include: his wife, Mary Ruth Hostettler of Bloomfield; children, Adelia M. Miller (Gene) of Bloomfield, Cinda J. Williams (Rich) of Bloomfield, Robin E. Colson (Gregg) of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, Debbie Martindale (Rob) of Bloomfield, Max S. Hostettler (Merida Parker) of Koleen, and Dena Dobson (Scott) of Bloomfield; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Evelyn Hostettler in 1994; sister, Jean Johnson; brother, Mike Sayre; and his parents.
Funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Christian Church in Bloomfield with Rev. John Matsel, Rev. David Wilde, Rev. Arlen Pope, Rev. Rob Martindale, and George Ockerman officiating.
Interment will follow in Scotland Cemetery. Military rites will be provided by Bloomfield American Legion Post 196.
Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 12 Noon until the hour of services Sunday at the Bloomfield First Christian Church.
The family asks that all memorial contributions may be made to the Scotland Cemetery.
Online condolences to the family are available at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com.