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Sammy "Sam" Kaye Beggs

October 24, 1943 ~ May 14, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old

Sammy "Sam" Beggs Obituary

Sammy K. "Sam, also known to many as Dadzo" Beggs, 79, of Jackson passed away peacefully at home on May 14, 2023, after battling Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease.

Sam was born in St. Louis on Oct. 24, 1943, son of the late Laura (nee) Ochs and William H. Beggs.

Sam attended St. Paul Lutheran School in Jackson, where he met his wife Margaret (nee) Decker in first grade. After graduating from Jackson High School in 1962, Sam attended the University of Missouri-Columbia where he earned his bachelor's degree in horticulture.

Sam and Margaret married on June 7, 1964, at St. Paul Lutheran Church of Jackson and to their union were born three children: Samuel David (Davy) Beggs, Laura Beggs Butsch, and Sarah Beggs.

Upon graduation from college, Sam inherited a piece of land and a small roadside produce business on Highway 72 in Jackson, eventually expanding it into the beloved Pioneer Orchard Market. He eventually added a garden center and nursery and operated it until his retirement in 2013.

Sam lived a very fulfilling and busy life, enjoying time at his cabin on the Current River in Van Buren; boating and floating; riding motorcycles and 4-wheelers, mowing his lawn, cooking and grilling for family, friends, and his employees, playing cards and board games with friends and family, loving his dachshunds, and traveling around the United States and abroad.

Sam served St. Paul Lutheran Church as an usher and in many volunteer capacities. Sam was also a decades-long member of Jackson Rotary Club and various civic and service organizations.

Sam loved everyone, never met a stranger, and was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.

His loving survivors include his wife of nearly 59 years, Margaret; son, Davy (Sarah Wallace Beggs) of Jackson; daughters, Laura (David) Butsch of St. Louis and Sarah Beggs of Jackson; 7 grandchildren, Shelby (Dennis) Murphy of Jackson, Colten (Lacey) Cook of Burfordville, Alexandria (Ty) Schejbal of St. Louis, Kelly Cook of Jackson, Henry Butsch of Chicago, IL, Ellen Butsch of Chicago, Il and Lucia Butsch of Chicago; and three great-grandchildren, Davy Louise Cook, Whitley Cook and Wyatt Cook.

Survivors also include his brother, William Joseph (Shirley) Beggs of Cape Girardeau and sister-in-law, LaDonia (the late Stanley) Beggs of Jackson.

Also, surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other extended family members.

Sam was preceded in death by his parents and brother Stanley Beggs.

In keeping with Sam's wishes to continue to help others his body was donated to St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis for ALS/medical research.

A celebration of life memorial visitation will be from 3 p.m. until service time Tuesday, May 23 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson.

A celebration of life memorial service will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 23 at the church with Rev. Joshua Schmidt officiating.

Sam's family entrusted McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center with his final arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the ALS Association or St. Paul Lutheran Church & School of Jackson.

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Services

Celebration of Life Memorial Visitation
Tuesday
May 23, 2023

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
St. Paul Lutheran Church - Jackson, MO
223 E. Adams
Jackson, MO 63755

Celebration of Life Memorial Service
Tuesday
May 23, 2023

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
St. Paul Lutheran Church - Jackson, MO
223 E. Adams
Jackson, MO 63755

Please note
A celebration of life memorial visitation will be from 3 p.m. until service time Tuesday, May 23 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson. A celebration of life memorial service will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 23 at the church with Rev. Joshua Schmidt officiating.

Donations

St. Paul Lutheran Church - Jackson, MO
223 W. Adams, Jackson MO 63755
Tel: 1-573-243-2236
Email: office@stpauljackson.com
Web: http://www.stpauljackson.com

ALS Association (Lou Gehrig's Disease) St. Louis Chapter
1950 Craig Road, Suite 200, St. Louis MO 63146
Tel: 1-888-873-8539
Web: http://www.alsa.org

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