Born December 2, 1950 Died February 20, 2007
Deputy Sam Neff
Deputy Sam Neff, 56 of Ft. Smith AR passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2007 in a local hospital. He was a member of Grand Avenue Baptist Church, a Deputy & Communications Coordinator for the Sebastian County Sheriff's Department. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during Vietnam, Board Member of the Sebastian County Sheriff's Department Junior Deputies, NARA, Belle Point Masonic Lodge #20, F & AM, and Arkansas Sheriff's Association. He was actively involved in the Special Olympics and a member of Who's Who of America. He was preceded in death by his parents Miles E. & Stella M. Neff and a sister Susan Neff.
Services will be 2:00 P.M. Friday, February 23, 2007 at Grand Avenue Baptist Church with burial to follow at Roselawn Cemetery in Ft. Smith. Arrangements are under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.
He is survived by his daughter Amanda Howe and her husband Cody of Springdale; sister Sandra Lasey and her husband Jack of Fayetteville; brother Stephen Neff and his wife Linda of Wister, Oklahoma; two grandchildren Cole and Hayden of Springdale, Fiancé Laura Fitzpatrick of Van Buren and her children Erin, Drew, and Kaitlin; Aunt and Uncle John and Rachel Dalton of Murietta, California; Nephew Jay Lasey and his wife Chelsea of Little Rock.
Pallbearers will be Bo Thomas, Leon Lamb, Mitch Carolan, Sheriff Frank Atkinson, Jackie Davis and James Wacaster. Honorary pallbearers will be members of all law enforcement agencies.
Visitation will be 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, February 22, 2007 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be sent to Sebastian County Sheriff's Department Junior Deputies, c/o Sebastian County Sheriff's Department, 800 South "A" Ft. Smith, AR 72901.