- Ada, Oklahoma


June 12, 2014

Sammy Polk “Sam” Johnston

Ada — Services for Sammy Polk “Sam” Johnston, 85, of Ada are at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Tony Folger will officiate. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery. The Chickasaw Honor Guard will conduct military honors at the cemetery.

Mr. Johnston died Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at a local hospital.

He was born Feb. 18, 1929, in Coal County to Benjamin George and Edna Layuna Cross Johnston. He graduated from Lula High School.

He married Glenda E. Scott on May 14, 1959, in Wilburton. She preceded him in death on April 9, 1991.

Mr. Johnston was a welding fabricator for Forster’s Manufacturing Co. for 53 years. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and had served in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper during the Korean conflict.

Survivors include two daughters, Polly Black of Francis and Carolyn Newton and her husband, Gary, of Tulsa; three sisters, Dora Lee Hicks of Merced, Calif., Vera Brend of Lula and Peggy Britt of Ada; a brother, Davey Johnston of Ada; two granddaughters, Alesha Moore of Tulsa and Britney Black of Francis; and a great-granddaughter, Hannah Moore of Tulsa.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a son, Tony Johnston; granddaughter, Shania Black; two brothers, Bob Johnston of Lula and Dan Ray Johnston; and three sisters, Elwanda Johnston, Betty Jo Johnston and Molly Davis.

Bearers will be Keith Forster, Dewayne Campbell, Mike Meeks, Mike Scates, James Mann and John Forster. Honorary bearers will be Paul Coplin, James Hill, Ernie McDonald, Bob Langley, Bob McGuire, Roy Nowland, Kenneth Fortner, Donald Brooks, Carl Wofford and Lyle Henderson.


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