John W. “Sheriff” Samuel age 81, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, passed away Monday, May 16, 2016 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
He was born on March 1, 1935 in Beachton, Oklahoma to the late Lawrence Austin Samuel and the late Nora Cusher Samuel. John proudly served his country for 15 years in the United States Navy. Also was in the Landscaping profession for 30 years. He loved just being outdoors, hunting, fishing, and rodeo. One of the many things he was good at was “telling stories” to family and friends, which kept their interest. He was an avid Oklahoma Thunder and OU Sooner fan. Most of all he loved spending time with family and friends. John was a loving brother, uncle and friend to all who knew him. He will be dearly missed.
He is survived by, Brothers, Richard Samuel and wife Leona of Smithville, Oklahoma, Ray Samuel and wife Betty of Bixby, Oklahoma; 13 nieces and 8 nephews; Numerous great-nieces and great nephews and great- great nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by, his parents, Lawrence and Nora Samuel; brothers, Lawrence W. Samuel, Raymond Samuel, Robert Samuel, and Randall Samuel.
Funeral service will be Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Beasley Wood Chapel at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the Beachton Cemetery with Brother Ray Samuel officiating under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
Family and friend’s visitation will be Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Beasley Wood Funeral Home from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Pallbearers will be, Aryln Samuel, Randall Samuel, Anthony James, Christopher Samuel, Michael Shoemake, Daryl Samuel and Jason Blair.
Honorary pallbearers are, Jack Sparks, Elton Carney, and Ralph Klump.