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Rose & Graham Funeral Home Chapel, Four Oaks, NC
Friday March 26th, 2021

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Rose & Graham Funeral Home, Four Oaks
Friday March 26th, 2021
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Samuel Lorman George

** DUE TO THE THREAT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER TODAY THE SERVICE FOR MR. SAMUEL LORMAN GEORGE HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE ROSE & GRAHAM FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL IN FOUR OAKS*** Four Oaks, NC: Mr. Samuel Lorman George, age 75, of Stewart Road passed away in the early morning hours on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at his home. A beloved husband, dad, granddad and great friend took his last flight. Graveside Services will be 2:00PM Friday, March 26, 2021 at the Four Oaks City Cemetery in Four Oaks, NC with Military Honors. Officiating will be Rev. Joey Yow. Sam was born in Johnston County on April 23, 1945 to the late M.T. and Elizabeth Lewis George. He grew up in Four Oaks and loved his “Mayberry” hometown. He often said there was no better place to be as a child in those days. After getting into his share of mischief he achieved the highest level in scouting, the Eagle Badge and graduated from Four Oaks High School in 1963. His love for aviation continued throughout his life, but his career path started at UNC’s Pharmacy School in Chapel Hill. The Vietnam War interrupted his studies and he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was trained to fly helicopters and was sent to Vietnam. He flew Chinook helicopters there in 1968 and 1969. Afterwards, Sam was stationed in Germany for 2 years. Sam was awarded The Distinguished Fly Cross two times in February of 1969. He was also awarded The Air Medal in September of 1968 and March of 1969. After returning to the United States, he transitioned to the Army National Guard so he could continue toward his degree to become a registered Pharmacist. He graduated in 1974 and begun his career at People’s Pharmacy in Williamston, NC. As he had a desire to return to the Four Oaks area, the place of his childhood, he became a pharmacist at Revco in Smithfield. Later he was given the opportunity to open the Rite Aid Pharmacy in Four Oaks, which later became Kerr Drug, and he worked there until his retirement in 2005. During his retirement, Sam enjoyed traveling with his wife Jonnie and visiting their grandkids. He loved his model airplanes, race cars, hunting and fishing. Sam was a caring and loving man and will be missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Jonnie B. George; sons, Brent George and wife, Stephanie of Clayton; Derik George and wife, Maura of Castle Rock, Colorado; grandchildren, Cameron, Riley, Evan, Aubrey and Alex George; the mother of his children, Pat George of Clayton. There will be an open door closed casket visitation and you may sign the register book on Thursday, March 25, 2021 from 4:00PM to 7:00PM at the Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Four Oaks. The family will not be present during this time but will receive friends following the graveside service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the USO, P.O. Box 96860 Washington, D.C. 20077 or to one’s favorite charity. In Accordance with NC-COVID -19 guidelines, the funeral home suggests practicing social distancing and the three W’s: wait, wash, and wear a face covering. Masks are required for all services. Condolences my be sent to the family at roseandgraham.com              Arrangements by Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Four Oaks, NC.

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Ernestine McLamb Canaday gooch May 5 2021 1:14 PM

Jonnie, I am so sorry for your loss. To me, you are still that precious, smart little girl who I taught in 11th grade English in Clayton, and Sam is the always fun, mischievous little boy that we played with in FO, even though he was younger than we were. I am so glad that he had you to bring happiness to his life for 30 years and that you were there for one another. I will be praying for you during these difficult days, and Sam will be watching over you until you meet again.

Judy Creech Mar 26 2021 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear about his passing. Sam was always so kind to me and my sister, and he was the kind of cousin that becomes your best friend to my dad. Some of my dads best memories are of hanging out at Sams. He will be missed everyday. -Emily Spurling and family, daughter of George and Gwyn Johnson

Emily Spurling Mar 26 2021 12:00 AM

Sammy was always smiling and had a kind word. Wonderful friend during our twelve years in high school; a good neighbor also!

Barbara Williford Mar 26 2021 12:00 AM

So sad to hear about Sammy. So many memories of our 12 years at FOHS and freshman year at UNCCH. Francine and I send our condolences and prayers to all.

Don W Stephenson Mar 26 2021 12:00 AM

Always with the smile! Sam loved Germany almost as much as we did.You will be missed. Love and prayers for the family.George and Gwyn

Gwyn & george Mar 26 2021 12:00 AM

Sammy and I were in Troop 60, Boy Scouts. Also in Methodist Youth Fellowship at FOUMC. Great person, Keene since of humor and hard worker. You will be missed sorely. Peace.

Rufus Langley Mar 25 2021 12:00 AM

Sam and I played Pokmon together a lot over the past few years and he was always a great guy. Ill never forget him smiling one time talking about my 1986 Mercedes diesel car and saying I love hearing that engine, it sounds just like a sewing machine! RIP Sam, and I will be praying for the family.

Steven Walker Mar 25 2021 12:00 AM

I didn't know sam in real life. I'm told he loved pokemon go and was well known in the player community. I know his fellow players will miss him. It's just a game but his kindness and good nature made a difference to other players. We will keep him in our hearts.

FelesMagnus Mar 25 2021 12:00 AM

Sam George was an excellent brother-in-law and friend. He was one of the kindest and most fun-loving man I have ever known. The world was made a better place with his presence in it. I will miss him. I send my sincere love and condolences to my sister, Jonnie and the entire George family.

Charlene Barbour Mar 25 2021 12:00 AM

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