A Time To Be Born
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Samuel Odell Sumlar, affectionately known as “Sam” or “Sammy” is the oldest son of Arthur and Verna Sumlar, Sr. He was born on August 21, 1958 in Gainesville, Florida.
A Time To Live
Samuel accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age and became a member of the Northside Church of Christ; under the leadership of Bro. Alfred Hooker. As an adolescent, he enjoyed playing Pop Warner baseball and football at Scott Park. Sam was educated in Duval County Public Schools and was a 1976 graduate of Jean Ribault Senior High School; where he was a trumpet player in the Marching 200 Band. Samuel enlisted into the United States Army and served his country as a Cannon Crewman and Fire Control Instrument Repairer with pride and dignity. He received several medals of recognition during his military career. Sammy completed several assignments, with his last one being in Colorado Springs, Colorado. After being discharged from the Army, he became a Chef, where he practiced his culinary skills. He relocated back to Jacksonville, Florida, where he continued his love for Culinary. Samuel enjoyed his social life, especially sports. He was a die-hard fan of the Jacksonville Jaguars and enjoyed attending games with his family.
A Time to Die
On Saturday, August 3, 2019, God saw fit to call Samuel from his labor to his reward. He fought a good fight; he finished his course and he kept the faith.
A Time to Mourn
Samuel leaves to cherish his memories: son, Journey Sumlar (Andrea); beloved granddaughter, Jordyn Faith Sumlar; parents, Arthur and Verna Sumlar, Sr.; brother, Arthur Sumlar, Jr.; sisters, Rose Griffin and Katrina Rock (Dana); a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and sorrowing friends; two devoted nieces, Janice Miller and Domonique Jackson; and best friend Shelton Knight.
~ Forever In Our Hearts ~ The Sumlar Family
Samuel Odell Sumlar passed away Saturday, August 3rd, 2019. Arrangements in Care of: Funerals by T.S. Warden, 904-765-1234