Robert Jefferson Sams, 86, of Weston, passed away on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at his residence following a brief illness. He was born in Wood County on March 15, 1931, son of the late Shirley W. Sams and Millie Jane (Vance) Sams.
Robert was first married to Peggy (Wilson) Sams who preceded him in death on November 9, 1996, and then on January 18, 1998, he married Mary Jo (Mace) Sams, who survives.
Mr. Sams is also survived by one son, Robert L. Sams and wife Debora of Alum Bridge; two step children, Frank Richard of Vienna and Vickie Boyles of Walker; two grandchildren, Ben and Shenna Sams; four step-grandchildren, Christopher and Donnie Boyles and Matt and Alicia Richards; three great-grandchildren, Kimber S. Sams, Allyson and Zettia Sams and two step-great-grandchildren, Macie and Kyra Richards.
He is also survived by one sister, Ida Mae Carney of Boaz; one brother, Shirley Sams of Vienna and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and first wife, Peggy, Robert was preceeded in death by one son, Gail Sams.
Mr. Sams was a retired Frac operator with Halliburton Company. He attended Valley Chapel United Methodist Church and Haleville Union Mission Church of Weston. Robert enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping and was also an avid reader. Bob liked going to the Lewis County Senior Center to eat and visit.
Family and friends were received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 North Main Avenue, Weston, on Saturday, April 15, 2017, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Funeral services were held on Saturday, at 1 p.m., at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Russell Furr officiating. Interment followed services in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens of Jane Lew. Online condolences and life stories in memory of Bob may be expressed at hardman-palettifuneralhome.com.
Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored and privileged to serve the family of Robert Jefferson Sams.