ELKHART – John Maynard Ullom “Smilin Sam,” 75, died Saturday, May 15, 2010, in his home in rural Texas County, Okla.
He was born Aug. 18, 1934, to John H. and Maureen (LaRue) Ullom in rural Texas County.
He married Rhonda Faith Archer Nov. 22, 1959, in Guymon, Okla. She died May 26, 2005.
He graduated from Elkhart High School and was a farmer and rancher in Texas County, Okla.
He was a member of the First Church of God in Elkhart and Oklahoma Cattleman’s Association.
He enjoyed playing tricks on friends and joking with them. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, traveling, hunting, giving hugs and being a friend and a daddy.
Survivors include one son, David Ullom, rural Texas County, Okla.; one daughter, Treva Jane Ullom, Overland Park; one sister, Norma Jean O’Neal, Kansas City, Mo.; one grandson, Trevar John Mack “T.J.,” rural Texas County; two aunts, Wanda Thomas, Colby, and Louise LaRue, Elkhart; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
o Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Church of God in Elkhart with Pastor Ron Crosley and Pastor Gary Murrell presiding.
Burial will follow at Elkhart Cemetery.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday with family present from 2 to 4 p.m. at Garnand Funeral Home in Elkhart, Kansas.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the First Church of God Music Fund or the Trevar John Mack college fund both in care of Garnand Funeral Home, P.O. Box 854, Elkhart, KS 67950.