COSHOCTON: Booker T. Sams, 71, of Coshocton, Ohio passed at 1:15 p.m., Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Select Specialty Hospital in Columbus, Ohio following a brief illness.
Born March 31, 1942 in Cochran, Georgia, he was the son of the late James and Willie Lee (Sams) Randall.
Before becoming disabled, Booker was a shooter for Peabody Coal Company.
A member of the S. C. of the House of Jacob,
Booker enjoyed gardening and fishing.
He will truly be missed by his wife Letitia Mary (Bynum) Sams of Coshocton; two sons Douglas Sams and Tommy Sams-Glassco and daughter Bridgett Sams all of Florida; step-son Nathanael (Jennifer) Kelson of Newark, Ohio; step-daughter Phyllis Kelson of Coshocton, OH; several grandchildren, step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two brothers James Randall and Leslie Randall both of Georgia; two sisters Simmie Randall of Georgia and Jeannette Peterson of Seattle, Washington; and many nieces, nephews and cousins and a host of friends.
In addition to his parents, Booker was preceded in death by two daughters Sarah Michelle Sams and Alma Sams; grandparents Willie and Lee Sams; brother Willie "Butch" Randall; and sister Perry Lee Wilmore.
A Celebration of Life Graveside Service will be held at 1:00 P.M., Friday, May 31, 2013 at the Machpelah Cemetery with the Honorary Senior Bishop James Pearson officiating. A luncheon will follow at the Supreme Mother B.J. Hargrove Multi-purpose Building.
The online guestbook may be signed at www.coshoctontribune.com
Published in the Coshocton Tribune on May 28, 2013