Donald Wayne Sams (November 4, 1942 - November 17, 2020)

Obituary of Donald Wayne Sams

Donald Wayne Sams, husband, father, grandfather and friend to many, passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2020, following a long battle with lung cancer, at his home in Versailles in the arms of his loving wife, Karen.

Don was 78, born November 4, 1942, in Walla Walla, Washington, to Edward Frank Sams and Goldie Joyce Gordon along with his sister, Lynda and brothers, Eddie, Jim, Gordon and his late brothers, Bobby and Steve.

Don served in the United States Navy. He was a jack of all trades who loved keeping busy and helping anyone who needed a hand. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren at the creek. He was one who could be called upon for anything. It was his life pleasure in helping to build and repair of all things. He was a father who provided so much love and guidance.

He will be remembered for his great sense of humor, his flirty personality, his compassionate heart and that smile he brought to every room. His grandchildren will always remember the tractor rides and fun adventures they had with him.

His memory will be kept alive by his loving wife, Karen and his children, Michelle N. and her family; Melinda H. and her family, Rebecca S. and her family, Dawn S. and her family, Mike B. and his family, Michelle O. and her family and Pat B. and his family.

The family wishes to thank Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home for their services. In lieu of flowers, please consider a tribute donation to American Lung Association located at 55 West Wacker Drive Suite 1150, Chicago, Illinois 60601 or visit www.lung.org.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.

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