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Terry M. Sams

August 19, 1980 September 1, 2018
Terry M. Sams
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Terry Matthew “Matt” Sams of Springfield, passed away peacefully with his wife by his side at the James OSU Medical Center on September 1st at the age of 38. Matt unexpectedly developed a severe brain bleed from a heart infection from which he was unable to recover. He is the son of Terry Lee Sams and Karen Ann (Abling) Sams who precede him in death. He is also preceded in death by his grandfather, Bob Gillaugh.

“I am an electrician by trade but I know a little about a lot of things.” Matt used to say this as he could be seen helping anyone with anything whether needing a mechanic, a plumber, a contractor or even a chauffer. He was his grandma’s handyman and was at his best when he was helping those in need.

If you ever wanted to find him just check the nearest fishing hole. He also loved tinkering with cars or talking on his CB radio. He was the hardest worker in the room and gave his heart to his family and friends. He was a special man and will be missed more then he will ever know. He is lovingly remembered by his wife, Christina Marie Clayborne Sams of Springfield; children, Kimberly Anna and Caleb Lee Sams of Xenia; his grandma, Mary Lou Gillaugh and special aunt Becky Brittingham both of Xenia; brother-in-law, Timothy ( Amanda) Jenkins of Columbus and several close aunts, uncles, cousins and many special friends including Mark Ventura.

A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, September 8th at 12:00 p.m. at Possum Road Church of God, 1601 West Possum Rd. If you would like to send donations The Terry Sams Memorial Fund has been set up at Wright Patt Credit Union under the name Christina Clayborne. Online expressions of sympathy may be made through

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Celebration Of Life




12:00 PM 9/8/2018 12:00:00 PM
Possum Road Church of God

1601 West Possum Road
Springfield, OH 45506

Possum Road Church of God
1601 West Possum Road Springfield 45506 OH

Memorial Contribution

Wright-Patt Credit Union

The Terry Sams Memorial Fund- under the name Christina Clayborne

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