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William "Zeke" Sams

October 12, 1955 February 11, 2019
William "Zeke" Sams
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Obituary for William "Zeke" Sams

William “Zeke” Sams, age 63, of Arlington passed away at Baptist Health Hospital of Paducah, on Monday, February 11, 2019.

He worked at General Tire, Ford’s Concrete, and most recently as a meter reader for New Commonwealth Gas Company. He enjoyed shoeing horses, riding horses and four wheelers down in the river bottoms, and hunting and fishing. Zeke played many string instruments and enjoyed bartering with merchants at flea markets and yard sales. He was a big jokester and enjoyed making everyone laugh. He especially liked spending time with the “bright spot of his life”, Shelby, his granddaughter. Zeke was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Sheila Jeter Sams of Arlington; his mother, Wanda Sue McBride Sams of Arlington; his daughter, Michelle Sams Howard (fiancé Jeremy Hickman) of Arlington; his son, Jarad Sams of Paducah; his granddaughter, Shelby Lynn Howard of Arlington; and his sister, Rose Mary “Rosie” Sams of Dexter, Kentucky.

He was preceded in death by his father, James William “Hoover” Sams.

Funeral services will be held at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Arlington on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. David Gossum officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Gideons International Carlisle-West Graves Camp, P.O. Box 608, Cunningham, KY 42035 or to Cassidy’s Cause, 6075 Clinton Road, Paducah, KY 42001.

You may go online to light a candle of sympathy or leave a message for the family at www.milnerandorr.com


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Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

13

Feb

5:00 PM 2/13/2019 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 2/13/2019 8:00:00 PM
Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Arlington

501 Walnut Street
Arlington, KY 42021

Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Arlington
501 Walnut Street Arlington 42021 KY
United States

Service

Thursday

14

Feb

11:00 AM 2/14/2019 11:00:00 AM
Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Arlington

501 Walnut Street
Arlington, KY 42021

Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Arlington
501 Walnut Street Arlington 42021 KY
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Roselawn Cemetery Final Resting Place

41 US 51 N
Bardwell, KY 42023

41 US 51 N Bardwell 42023 KY
United States

Memorial Contribution

Cassidy's Cause Therapeutic Riding Academy

6075 Clinton Road
Paducah, KY 42001
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Gideon's International, Gideon's-Carlisle, West Graves Camp

PO Box 608
Cunningham, Kentucky 42035
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