Samuel Sumlar

Samuel Odell Sumlar

Thursday, August 21st, 1958 - Saturday, August 3rd, 2019
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A Time To Be Born
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
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, August 9th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, August 9th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Funerals By T. S. Warden
    4315 North Main Street
    Jacksonville, FL 32206
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  • Service

    Saturday, August 10th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, August 10th, 2019 11:00am
    Northside Church of Christ
    4736 Avenue B.
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  • Interment

    Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 10:00am
    Jacksonville National Cemetery
    4083 Lannie Road
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Ray and Dianne

Posted at 11:40am
Please find comfort in the real hope of being reunited with Samuel by means of the resurrection hope found at John 5:28-29. Rejoice, too, that in harmony with God's original purpose for us, Samuel and other resurrected ones, will have the opportunity to live on earth again and never die. (Luke 23:43) May God grant you peace during this difficult time!

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Posted at 09:36pm
Aunt Verna and Uncle Arthur, you are always in our prayers. Love you always and forever.
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