James Sayre

Class of 1946

Jim Sayre was a 1946 graduate of Belleville High School. He attended Michigan State University for one year, but returned home to the family farm to help his parents. He was a lifetime farmer, past president of the Belleville Jaycees, and a Rotarian in Belleville. Jim’s other accomplishments include serving eight years as a member of the Van Buren School Board, member of the Kellogg Farmer Program, and served sixteen years on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Farm Bureau. He was the owner and operator of Sayre’s Red Barn Market and Pick Your Own farm. After retirement, Jim enjoyed restoring old tractors and was a charter member of the Tri-County Two Cylinder Club. He also sat on the Board of Directors of the Stony Creek United Methodist Church.