Jay Patrick Sams
Jay Patrick "Pat" Sams passed away Thursday, October 10th, 2019, resting peacefully surrounded by family and friends. Pat was born October 4th, 1955, in Joplin Missouri, the son of Jay Frank Sams and Joanne Cecilia Fitzgerald (Sams).
Pat's father Jay preceded him in death.
Pat is survived by his longtime partner, Jodi; his mother, Joanne; daughters, Toby and Sara; his son, Shane; grandchildren, Lexi, Skyla, Savanah, Lane and Charlie. Pat is also survived by his sister, Melissa; and brothers, Dan, Andy and Pete.
Pat was born and raised on a small family farm south of Joplin. He graduated from Seneca High School in 1973, after which he and four close friends joined the U.S. Army, where Pat served for three years.
Pat loved living life to its fullest, working hard, helping family and friends, and riding his motorcycle. Pat was always there when you needed him regardless of the chore at hand. Pat did not need much to be happy and content. He was happiest surrounded by family, his pets, a warm fire and a good cup of coffee. Pat will be greatly missed by is family and friends.
Pat will complete his journey home where he will be laid to rest in Jackson Cemetery which lies next to the old family farm south of Joplin. The family will hold a small graveside service Tuesday, October 29th, at 11 a.m. A small gathering will follow at Wilders Restaurant, 1216 South Main Street, Joplin.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Joplin Humane Society.
Published on October 20, 2019


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Jackie Baker Mitchell
Oct 20, 2019
So sorry for your loss Pat was a very loving and caring person prayers for all
William Hosp
Oct 20, 2019
Holloween night sitting in his Pontiac Convertable listening to WAR OF THE WORLD!