WEST CHICAGO, Ill. -- James Allen Sams, 74, formerly of Wyatt, Mo., died April 18, 2012, at his home.
Born Jan. 15, 1938, in Wyatt, to the late Hershell and Margaret Fields Sams, he served in the Air Force from January 1956 to December 1959.
In 1960, he married Margaret Scoggins who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and Ronald Sams-Hamby; one son and daughter-in-law, Darryl and Susan Sams; two sisters, Bernice Pullen of River Ridge, La., and Norma Faye McConnell of Sikeston, Mo.; two brothers, Billy Sams of Villa Park and Donnie Sams of Charleston, Mo.; three grandchildren, Susanne Hoffman, Stacey Rae Sams and Darrek Allen Sams; and one great-grandchild.
A memorial service was conducted Monday at the St. Andrews Lutheran Church in West Chicago.
Arrangements were with DuPage Cremations and Memorial Chapel.