Paul C. Sams

Paul C. Sams
, 85, of Swansea, IL, born Saturday, January 2, 1926, in Berkley, Kentucky, died Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at Rosewood Care Center in Swansea, IL.

Mr. Sams was a retired bus driver for Bi-State. He was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Belleville, IL

He was preceded in death by:

  • Parents: Roy and Martha (Mattie) B. nee Anderson Sams
  • Brother: Jarvis Sams
  • Sister: Keron Beshears

Surviving are his:

  • Wife: Earlene J. nee Oliver Sams
  • Children
    • Steve (Cindy) Sams of Fishers, IN
    • Martha (Bob) Ellis of Belleville, IL
    • Charlotte (Mark) Knox of Belleville, IL
    • Deloris (Kevin) Forshee of Belleville, IL
  • Step-Daughters
    • Rhonda (Wade) Miller of Belleville, IL
    • Rebecca (Robert) Capkovic of Hot Springs, MO
  • Grandchildren
    • Michael (Mandy) Ellis
    • Chrissy (Ken) Duff
    • Jackie (Jarred) Syndor
    • Andrea Sams
    • Jennifer (Jeremy) Sparks
    • Stacey Forshee
    • Brittany Forshee
    • Tiffany Forshee
    • Krista Sams
  • Great-Grandchildren
    • Jake Sparks
    • Rhianna Ellis
    • Kyle Sparks
    • Ryan Sparks
    • Madison Ellis
    • Miranda Duff
    • Delaney Day
    • Jane Syndor
    • Addison Forshee
  • Dear Niece, Nephews and Cousins.

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church or Alzheimers Association.

Visitation: Friends may call from 3-7 P.M., Sunday, January 9, 2011 at the Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, Illinois.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10:15 A.M. Monday, January 10, 2011 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Pastor Jack Kurrelmeyer officiating. Interment will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.

Condolences left for Paul C. Sams:

    Earlene and Family,

    My heart goes out to you all. Paul and Earlene were always the best neighbors I could ask for. I remember that if I had been off work for a few days, they would always come over to check on me, and ask what they could do to help.
    I will always remember that twinkle Paul always had in his eye, and how he would always tease Earlene unmercifully.
    I will miss him. He was a good man.

    Sincerely, Judy Edwards

    Judy Edwards Swansea Il 62226

    Deloris & family, we are so sorry about the passing of your father. He was such a nice man and we will always remember all the funny jokes and stories he used to tell when we saw him. Our hearts go out to you and your family during this difficult time. All our love. Roger & Laura

    Roger / Laura Dunning Belleville IL 62220

    My heart goes out to you during this time of loss.

    Ruth Jones Richardson St. Louis MO 63128

    I am so sorry for your loss Earline. Thank you for being so good to Uncle Clifford. You will be rewarded greatly by the almightly.

    Pam Simmons Paducah Ky 42001

    Earline, so sorry for your loss. He will be missed. Take care. Love Marie Beshears

    Marie Beshears Bardwell Kentucky 42023

    Dad I miss you so much.You left me with a lifetime of many memories. These last five years really stick in my mind, our New Year's Eve trip to Branson, and our dinner trips to IHop getting a stack of pancakes and saucage patty. The best was our many visits at the house. You hold a special place in my heart and I will miss you dearly. Love always and forever your daughter Deloris.

    Deloris Forshee Belleville Il 62220