Larry M. Sams

December 16, 1948 - December 16, 2021
Larry M. Sams

 Larry M. Sams, 73, of Wellsville, passed away on Thursday, December 16, 2021 from complications of COVID-19.  Larry was born in Parkersburg, WV on December 16, 1948, the son of the late Clifford and Nora (Cobb) Sams.  He attended Parkersburg High School and graduated with the Class of 1967.

 

After graduation Larry joined the United States Marine and  served two tours in Vietnam from 1967-1969.  Larry married the love of his life, Mary O’Neill  on December 20, 1969 and from their union, two sons were born.  Larry was an avid Browns fan and could be found most football Sundays sitting in his chair with his dogs cheering on his team.  Larry also enjoyed camping.  He and Mary would load up the camper and visit campsites throughout Ohio, WV, and PA.  Larry also enjoyed playing cards with the family, and always seemed to win when he was the score keeper!!    He was a member of the Wellsville VFW 5647 and the Wellsville  Eagles 772

 

Those left behind to cherish his memory are: his wife, Mary Sams, and his son, Larry (Toni) Sams, of Canfield, OH; and his twin brother, Gary (Mary Lou) Sams, of Parkersburg, WV.  He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Larry also leaves behind his loyal dogs, Max and Schultz, who will miss sitting in his recliner with him.

 

Besides his parents, Larry was preceded in death by his son, Mark Sams, who passed away February 6, 2017; and his siblings, Texanna O’Neill, and Curtis Sams.

 

Visitation will take place at Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists- MacLean Chapel on Riverside Ave, Wellsville on Sunday, December 19, 2021 from 2PM-4PM.  Funeral service will follow at 4PM with Pastor Dirk Hall from The Living Well Church officiating.  The Tri-State Burial Group will be present to accord full military honors.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations in Larry’s name be made to: Mary Jo Volino who operates Privileged Pets at 44022 10th Street Extension, Wellsville, OH  43968.

 

In connection to the COVID-19 health crisis, the funeral home asks that guests please wear masks. 

 

To read this obituary, sign the guestbook, and leave condolences to the family, please visit carechapel.com 

 


Service

Sunday, December 19, 2021
4:00 PM

Care Funeral and Cremation Specialists – MacLEAN Chapel - Directions
509 Riverside Avenue
Wellsville, Ohio 43968
330-532-1553

Visitation

Sunday, December 19, 2021
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Care Funeral and Cremation Specialists – MacLEAN Chapel - Directions
509 Riverside Avenue
Wellsville, Ohio 43968
330-532-1553

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  • December 17, 2021
    Denise Evans says:
    Mary I am so sorry for your loss.

  • December 18, 2021
    Edith Straffon says:
    Mary,Larry and Toni, so sorry for your loss.

  • December 18, 2021
    Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum says:
    May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Larry M. Sams, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Marine Veteran, Larry M. Sams, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

  • December 19, 2021
    Mike & Theresa Barker says:
    Rest in peace Big Larry. We are so very sorry for your loss Larry and Mary.

  • December 22, 2021
    Joyce Collins (Allen) says:
    Mary,and Larry,I am so srry for your loss. Hugs