Paul Jason Peyton

Published 5:49 pm Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Paul Jason Peyton, or “Jason” as most knew and loved him, died June 7, 2019 in Greenville after a brief but valiant battle with cancer.

Jason was born October 30, 1970 in Virginia and spent his childhood and youth in Mashoes. He was the son of the late Ernest and Patricia Peyton Sawyer. Jason was a life-long waterman and commercial fisherman, fishing throughout North Carolina and along the east coast. At home, Jason was also a skilled hunter and took great pride in his ability to feed his family and live independently off his land.

Recently, Jason became a local hero after surviving a near-fatal accident. He never knew a stranger and offered his unique friendship to everyone.

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Survivors include love of a lifetime, Larri Ann Flynt of the Wanchese residence; brother Robert Sawyer (Christine) of Manteo; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws and extended family members and a host of friends.

Larri will host a celebration of Jason’s life June 30 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Outer Banks Marina Tiki Hut in Wanchese. All are welcome and covered dishes are appreciated. In lieu of flowers, the family gratefully suggests that Jason’s memory be honored with donations to his niece’s college education fund at Wells Fargo bank c/o Madison Sawyer.

Condolences to the family may be expressed via the online register at Gallop funeral services was entrusted with arrangements.