Russell Sammons, age 80, of Pierceton, Indiana passed away Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 5:50 AM in Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester. He was born November 22, 1936 in Prestonsburg, KY to Jack Clark and Rosa (Sammons) McGuire.
He was united in marriage to Paulina Sammons on September 3, 1959 in Prestonsburg, KY. He faithfully served his Country in the United States Army from December 10, 1954 to November 16, 1957 as a Specialist 3. He was a Welder for several local manufacturing firms and a former employee for Quality Farm Fleet of Warsaw. He was a Union Steward and member of the U.A.W, a member of the Kosciusko County Democratic Party and former member of the Pierceton American Legion Post #258.
Survivors include his children Gwendolyn (Kenneth) Bell of Atwood, IN, Tina (Kenneth) Shepherd of Cromwell, IN and Shawn Sammons of Pierceton, IN. Sisters Brenda Akers of Prestonsburg, KY and Linda Cox of Louisville, KY. In addition, grandchildren Carrie Finken of Atwood, IN, Carmen Finken of Warsaw, IN and Jory (Jessica) Baugher of Kimmel, IN and great-grandchildren Monica Mullins, Kylie Cook, Chase Howard, Lilly Howard and Daxton Baugher survive. Along with his parents and a sister Daisy Riser, his wife Paulina preceded him on October 1, 2004.
A Funeral Service will be held Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 1:00 PM in McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. Calling hours are scheduled from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Thursday at the Funeral Chapel.
Gabe Tribbett will officiate the services. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Pierceton with Military Honors by Pierceton American Legion Post #258 and the U. S. Army Honor Guard.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the:
Sammons Family C/O McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel
2290 Provident Ct. Warsaw, IN 46580