Sammy Lee Gower was born April 29, 1993 at Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was the son of Luther and Mary (Boatright) Gower. Sammy was raised in the Cleveland area during his early years attending Cleveland Schools through the 8th grade. While in Cleveland, Sammy attended the First Christian Church.
He moved with his family to the Sand Spring area in 2007 where he attended Charles Page High School, graduating with the Class of 2011. Sammy was the manager of the Sandite baseball team for a couple of years. Upon graduation, Sammy worked for Wal-Mart for a short time and as a bagger at Reasors in the Prattville store.
Sammy loved playing video games especially his favorites, Pokémon and Digimon. He would spend countless hours playing these games. He was an avid fan of NCIS and Criminal Minds on television and enjoyed country music and his favorite band, Guns N Roses. He also enjoyed watching the Dallas Cowboys and the University of Oklahoma football teams.
Sammy is survived by his mother, Mary of the home; sister, Donna Gower of the home; brother, Billy Gower of the home; biological mother, Annetta and her husband Kevin Price; aunt, Barbara Self; uncles, Bobby Self and Luther Gene Gower; numerous other relatives and friends that will mourn his passing. He was preceded in death by his father, Luther Gower and two cousins, Donald Gower and Luther Wayne Self and an uncle Allen Self.
Sammy passed from this life suddenly in the early hours of Friday, July 20, 2018 after becoming ill at his home. A gallant effort to save him was performed by his brother, Billy and Kevin Price who performed CPR until the ambulance could arrive and take Sammy to Hillcrest Medical Center where he was pronounced.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, July 26, 2018 at the Chapel of the Chapman-Black Funeral Home with David Logsdon officiating. Arrangements were entrusted to Chapman-Black Funeral Home.
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