Kenneth "Joe" Sawin
- November 5, 1966 - June 15, 2012
- Austin, Texas
of Kenneth's Passing
- In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Austin Bat Cave, austinbatcave.org/donate; and, Caritas of Austin, caritasofaustin.org.
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“Dear Carol, Kodi & Clint,
It is devastating to hear the news of Joe passing. What a kind, gentle soul he was - full of laughter with twinkling...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Sonya Crump Roden - Medford, OR
I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your son. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. If there is anything I can...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Patricia Eitel - Lakeway, TX
I was so sorry to read of the loss of your son. My sympathy to you and your family. You are in my thoughts & prayers.
God bless you...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Gwen Stone - Lockhart, TX
“Carol, Kodi and Clint:
Years have passed since the Sawin family moved into my childhood town, but childhood memories are strong. Joe exemplified...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Laurie Lamb Martin - Dallas, TX
“I am so sad that you are gone, Joe. We had great times knowing each other over 25 years: College, Work, Business...and just plain hanging out thru...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Jason Bell - Seattle, WA - Friend
“Joe was such a great guy; I remember his joie de vivre even from the time we worked together twenty years ago. The world is darker and diminished...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Bob Kroll - Austin, TX
“Carol I am so sorry for the passing of your son Joe. I remember when Ken passed away when I worked at the high school. We were all devastated. I...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Sherry Schaefer - Lockhart, TX
“Carol and family -- Our hearts are so saddened to hear about your loss. I know what a loving mother you are and what a close family you have. We...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Pat Smith - The Hills, TX
Neil joins me in sending our deepest sympathy on the loss of your son, Joe. I'm sure there are no words to express how difficult this must be...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Gayle Laminack - Montgomery, TX
“I am so sorry for the loss of your son. I was at Lockhart HS when we lost Ken, our principal. I was amazed at the strength of your family during...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Joy Giles - Austin, TX - friend
“Carol, I am so sorry about the loss of your son. I have only one son and would be devastated by the loss of such a dear one. May God bless and keep...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Rose Epps - Austin, TX
Kenneth "Joe" Sawin, 45, of Austin, Texas passed away on Friday, June 15, 2012.
Joe was a loving son and devoted brother. He is survived by his mother Carol Williams Sawin of Lakeway, Texas, his sister Kodi Elizabeth Sawin and brother Clint Williams Sawin, both of Austin, Texas, uncle Rudy Contreras, and cousin, Jason Contreras. Also survived by Bruce Williams and Susan Pate; Lauren and Russell Pate; Dean and Cathy Sawin; Brice and Josh Sawin; Scott and Sandi Williams; Lindsay Burckhalter and Ashley Mathys.
Born in Phoenix, Arizona, on November 5, 1966, the oldest son of Kenneth Lee Sawin and Carol Williams Sawin. Joe graduated from Canyon High School in Canyon, Texas—Class of 1985. He graduated with Honors and Special Honors in Plan II from the University of Texas in 1989. He received his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 1992 serving as an Associate Editor of the Texas Law Review.
He was known as a civic minded attorney, spirited entrepreneur, and film and multimedia producer.
He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Lee Sawin; maternal grandparents Marvin and Lila Williams; paternal grandparents, Lee Kenneth and Mary Sawin; and his Aunt Chery Contreras.
A Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at Weed-Corley-Fish Lake Travis, 411 RR 620 South in Lakeway.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Austin Bat Cave, austinbatcave.org/donate; and, Caritas of Austin, caritasofaustin.org.