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Sam Sheldon

"Sonny"

Sam Sheldon

(1954 – 2011)

  • You were always a big part of my life - even when we weren’t together you were always there with me. I will hold you in my heart forever.
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  • Son, just know how much we all loved you and wish you were still here. I think about you every day.
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  • A comfortable chair for you to sit in while you catch as many fish as you want. We love you and miss you.
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  • Sam was our very good friend and neighbor for many years, he was truely an amazing person with a wonderful sense of humor and a big heart. J
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  • Sonny, I love you and miss you so much. There is no person in this world I would have wanted for a brother other than you.
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Sam Sheldon

Sam Sheldon
(1954 – 2011)
About Sam
Samuel Arthur Sheldon, II (Sonny) was born May 26, 1954 in St. Louis, MO to Samuel and Bonnie Sheldon at St. John's Hospital. Father was waiting with other expecting fathers in the waiting room playing cards and upon returning to work, handed out cigars and candy bars to fellow workers at McDonnell Aircraft (a long standing tradition) to celebrate the birth of his son.
Sonny is survived by his four children:
Mike Younger - Oklahoma
Kendra Thompson - Colorado
Kelly Sparks - Missouri
Nicki Sheldon - Missouri
His parents, residing in Missouri:
Samuel and Bonnie Sheldon
His siblings, all residing in Missouri:
Rebecca Howard
Frank C. Sheldon
Wyvonnia Neeley
Sonny
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About Sam
was a chef most of his life but also had his own business as a General Contractor. His favorite pastime was fishing. In fact, he was one of the greatest fisherman any of us have known. He loved spending time with those he loved and fishing at Lake Taneycomo in Missouri. He will be greatly missed and he was greatly loved.
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For Sonny…
It was in early April of Two thousand eleven,
When his name
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About Sam
was called quickly down from Heaven.
On a starry night, the Upper Mississippi flowed,
The fish in the SplitWillow Creel were safely stowed.
It was another night of peace and freedom he sought so often
After the rain, the bank of Lock and Dam in Winfield, had softened
What happened that night, only God and Sonny can know,
The aloneness, pain, and terror, as death his way would blow.
A life lived to the absolute fullest,
His was too short, and this was the cruelest.
His deep laughter and warm smile forever gone,
An understanding we seek, as each day will dawn.
The fond memories of contented days gone by,
Each stream that’s passed will emit a wistful
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sigh.
There are no others like Sonny, and never will be again,
His zest for life once captured, now forever dimmed.
He was the firstborn, and the first in our family to leave,
Our souls deep with lament, oh how they bereave.
Please God, hold him in your heart, and in your hands,
And give him a river of life, and solid ground on which to stand.
Remembrance Messages
On 21st Apr 2011
sandy steele
wrote:
I didn't know Sam personally,but I have been Kelly Sheldon Sparks mother in law now for over 6 years. I am very sorry for your loss. He is in God's hands now and he is needed up there much more than down here. I know Kelly and her husband got to spend some time with Sam when they were down in Florida, and I'm glad they had that short time together.
Remembrance Messages
On 14th Apr 2011
Els Galfi
wrote:
When a loved one becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure.
Our deepest sympathy to the family with this tragic loss.
Els Galfi - Eddy De Cock, Belgium.
Remembrance Messages
On 13th Apr 2011
Becky Howard
wrote:
You were always such a big part of my life - even when we weren't together you were always there with me. You may be gone but you will never be forgotten. Now as always I will hold you in my heart and soul forever. I love you.
Remembrance Messages
On 13th Apr 2011
Amber & Jason Walden
wrote:
Sam was our very good friend and neighbor for many years, he was truely an amazing person with a wonderful sense of humor and a big heart. Jason and him would pack up early on a Saturday morning and head out to go fishing, something that they both love dearly. Sam will always be in our heart and will be missed greatly. We love you Sam.
Remembrance Messages
On 13th Apr 2011
Wyvonnia Neeley
wrote:
You and Becky were the reason I look back at my childhood with such happiness. I loved the days when you, Becky, and Beva took Frank and me with you all to swim at Paradise Beach at Lake Ozark, or Spring Lake near Aunt Pete’s. I smile when I think of your big bear hugs. You were so much fun to be with and you made life always seem like an adventure. I love you and miss you.
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Friends and Family
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
You were always a big part of my life - even when we weren’t together you were always there with me. I will hold you in my heart forever.
Kindly lit by
Friends and Family
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
Son, just know how much we all loved you and wish you were still here. I think about you every day.
Kindly given by
Friends and Family
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
A comfortable chair for you to sit in while you catch as many fish as you want. We love you and miss you.
Kindly lit by
Amber & Jason Walden
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
Sam was our very good friend and neighbor for many years, he was truely an amazing person with a wonderful sense of humor and a big heart. J
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Friends and Family
on 4th Jul 2015
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Friends and Family
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
Sonny, I love you and miss you so much. There is no person in this world I would have wanted for a brother other than you.
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Sam Sheldon

Samuel Arthur Sheldon, II (Sonny) was born May 26, 1954 in St. Louis, MO to Samuel and Bonnie Sheldon at St. John's Hospital. Father was waiting with other expecting fathers in the waiting room playing cards and upon returning to work, handed out cigars and candy bars to fellow workers at McDonnell Aircraft (a long standing tradition) to celebrate the birth of his son.
Sonny is survived by his four children:
Mike Younger - Oklahoma
Kendra Thompson - Colorado
Kelly Sparks - Missouri
Nicki Sheldon - Missouri
His parents, residing in Missouri:
Samuel and Bonnie Sheldon
His siblings, all residing in Missouri:
Rebecca Howard
Frank C. Sheldon
Wyvonnia Neeley
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