Thomas "Sam" Orwick, 76, Gower, MO

Published 01/29 2014 08:56AM

Updated 01/29 2014 08:58AM

Thomas "Sam" Orwick, 76, Gower, Missouri passed away peacefully Sunday, January 26, 2014 at his home surrounded by many of his loved ones.

He was born June 30, 1937 to Keith and Ola (McConnell) Orwick in Savannah, Missouri.

He was married to Juanita Jones and had two children. He married Elizabeth Flannigan who passed away in 2007. He then married Shirley Gaughn who passed away in January 2014.

Thomas proudly served in the United States Air Force. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Gower, Missouri, United Methodist and the Baptist Churches of Osborn, Missouri and the Liberty Masonic Lodge #31.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Bob and Caleb Bush and sister, Bea Burr.

Survivors: daughters, Jodie McKay and Ronnie Orwick; grandchildren, Ryan, Kera and Sarah McKay, Samantha Standley, Amanda Skow, Heather Anderson, Brittany DeLapp, Nicholas Orwick, Shane Clark, Mikayla and Ryan Stubbs and Hailey Fairchild; thirteen great-grandchildren; brothers, Jack Moore and LeRoy Bush; sister, Betty Bland; and numerous other family members and close friends.

Services: 11:00 A.M. Saturday, First Baptist Church, Gower, Missouri. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Mr. Orwick was a member of the Missouri Cremation Service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family to help defray funeral expenses c/o 5005 Frederick Blvd. St. Joseph, MO 64506.

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