Joseph C. Samuels, 78, of Marshall, died Friday, May 29, 2009, at The Living Center in Marshall.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2009, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall, with William W. Harlow officiating. Visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial with military rites will be in Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials may be made to Fitzgibbon Cancer Center, American Heart Association or National Autism Foundation. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born July 30, 1930, in Sweet Springs, he was the son of the late John Anthony Samuels and Thelma Alberta Burton Samuels. On Oct. 15, 1949, he married Ruth M. Yates, who survives of the home. He had lived in Saline County his entire life and was employed at Marshall Post Office for 28 years, retiring in 1989. He was a Baptist and was a charter member of Calvary Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Malta Bend American Legion Post 558.
Additional survivors include one daughter, Carla Rae Davidson of Marshall; two grandchildren, Derrick Davidson and Stephanie Davidson; one sister, Betty Jackson of Sweet Springs; two brothers, Ronald Samuels of Mound City, Kan., and Donald Samuels of Sibley; and several nieces and nephews.
Additional information provided per family recompense.