Funeral services for Samuel Lee Wilson of Seymour were held Friday, Oct. 8, 2012, in the Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home of Seymour.
Burial followed in the Star Cemetery, north of Seymour, under the direction of the funeral home.
Mr. Wilson, 82, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, in his home.
He was born on Dec. 17, 1938, in Kansas City, Kan., to William Henry and Dora Jean Hartley Wilson.
He was raised in the Kansas City area.
On July 17, 1960, he married Joyce Marie Haney.
He worked many years running a backhoe on many home and business projects.
He worked in maintenance at the Ozark Correctional Center in Fordland, where he retired in 2000.
He was very proud to be a veteran of the U.S. Army and loved to be involved with the local American Legion.
He was proud to help put out flags at the cemetery for Veterans Day and proudly displayed one at his home as often as possible.
He loved working on old cars and drove them in many Seymour Apple Festival parades.
He was a member of Cedar Gap Baptist Church.
After retirement, Sam and Joyce loved to travel in their R.V. and spent 10 years living in the R.V. full time.
They loved the Gulf Coast and had great friends they loved to visit there. After Hurricane Katrina, Sam spent a few months volunteering, working on electrical systems in damaged homes and helped to run heavy equipment in the cleanup.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Joyce; and two sisters, Judy and Sue.
Survivors include his brother, Bill Wilson and wife Glenda of Independence.
Online condolences may be left at www.craighurttfuneralhome.com.