Samuel Robert Slevin, 96, of Nineveh, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015.
He was born Dec. 7, 1918, to the late Garrett and Dora (Maguire) Slevin in Johnson County.
Sam was a farmer. He milked cows and even found time to work for the Johnson County highway department. He also worked and retired from Trafalgar Hardware.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Sam was an active member of the American Legion Post 205, serving one year as post commander and 43 years on the honor guard.
Samuel is survived by six children, Virginia (Ron) Wick, Garrett (Sally) Slevin, Samuel (Marie) Slevin Jr., John (Son ok) Slevin, Jerry (Debi) Slevin and Stephen (Vicki) Slevin; 16 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 75 years, Doris Slevin (May 18, 2015); daughter, Cynthia Ellen Slevin; granddaughters, Elizabeth Ann Chance and Danielle Dawn Slevin; great-granddaughter, Michelle Flodder; his parents, Garrett and Dora Slevin; brother, Walter Slevin; sisters, Lula Slevin, and Scott and Anna Slevin; and three nieces.
Samuel and Doris celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary on May 18.
Susie and Steve have taken care of Sam and Doris for the past year.
Grandpa always loved to say “Oh Boy” when he was done telling a story or didn’t know what to say.
Samuel’s funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Franklin American Legion post, 1200 Park Ave. Visitation will be from noon until time of service Thursday at the post. Burial will be Friday at Marion National Cemetery.
Arrangements were entrusted to Indiana Memorial Cremation & Funeral Care.