WAPPAPELLO - Samuel Dale "Sharpshooter" True Sr., 60, formerly of Dexter and Mississippi County, died at 10:01 a.m. Dec. 24, 2005, at his home.
Born April 1, 1945, in Dorena, to the late Homer Curtis and Emma Margaret Matheny True, he had moved from Dexter, and lived the past 17 years in Wappapello. He was a retired farmer, truck driver and veteran of the United States Army.
On Sept. 4, 1998, at Dorena, he married Onia Faye Smith Hendley, who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Therman Kellar of Mobile, Ala.; three stepdaughters and one stepson-in-law, Debbie Ferguson of Bernie, Rhonda and Matt McCoy of Dexter and Kim Walker of Wappapello; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, James and Maxine True of Sikeston, Joe Bob True of Wappapello and Shirley and Martha True of Bell City; four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Laverne and Buddy Dunn of East Prairie, Ann and Dennis Ferrell of Paducah, Ky., Virginia Trew of Rolla and Linda and Dennis Marshall of Baton Rouge, La.; his former wife, Linda Yuellene Lucas Sanders of Troy, Ala.; and six stepgrandchildren.
In addition to his parents, one son, Samuel Dale True Jr. and one brother and one sister preceded him in death.
Services were conducted Tuesday at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie, with Tim Hall officiating.
Burial with full military rites conducted by the Missouri Funeral Honors program followed in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield.
Pallbearers were: Therman Kellar, Chris Ferrell, Dustan Ferguson, Eric Ferguson, Bob Koppel and Jonia Ray Smith.