Sammy Junior Weese
Sammy Junior Weese, 84, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Saturday, June 16, 2012 at a local healthcare facility. He was born in Winfield Iowa on May 20, 1928 to Sammy Sr. and Zola (Carey) Weese. They moved to Grenville New Mexico then to Winston, Missouri where he graduated high school in 1947 and lived in the surrounding area most of his life. He touched many lives with his heart warming smile.
Sammy served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He worked for the St. Joseph NewsPress & Gazette for 33 years as a printer. He was a member of Eastside Baptist Church. He loved playing basketball in his younger years, he also loved the Royals, playing cards, water skiing, fishing or just sitting on the porch watching the birds at their feeder and of course winning at horseshoe pitching.
He married Norma Trout in 1954. They divorced in 1972. They had four children Jimmy Weese (Jolene), Yorba Linda, California; Joyce McBee (Bill), Norman, Oklahoma; David Weese (Zena), St. Joseph, MO and Michael Weese (Ruth), Agency, MO.
He married Bonnie (Missey) Williams in 1973, who had two sons, George and Kert Williams. Bonnie and Sam owned Sam’s Quick Stop in Holt, Missouri for 23 years. She preceded him in death in 2004. The last five years he has been blessed with a dancing partner and close companion, Lea Curd of St. Joseph, Missouri.
He was also preceded in death by his parents, a sister Louise Cashatt and two infant brothers. He is survived by his children, nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Earl Weese (Bonnie), Kansas City, Missouri; JoAnn Uthe, Winston, Missouri; Donna Curtis (Gary), Weatherby, Missouri; Benny “Sonny” Weese (Alice), Pleasant Valley, Missouri; Patty Matson, Winston, Missouri; and Betty Curtis (Bobbie), Jamesport, Missouri.
Services: 3:00 P.M. Wednesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Lathrop Cemetery, Lathrop, Missouri. The Family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory where friends may call after 5:00 P.M. Tuesday. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to LaVerna Village in Savannah, Missouri.