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Samuel M Sorrell

February 18, 1937 ~ December 23, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Samuel Sorrell Obituary

Samuel (Sam) Sorrell of New Straitsville, OH formerly of Gary, IN passed away at the age of 86 on December 23, 2023.  Sam was born on February 18, 1937, to the late Harvey Sorrell, Sr. and Florence (Gross) Sorrell Heath.  Sam came from a large family of four brothers and seven sisters. 

He is survived by his children Starla (Tim) Gross and Steven Sorrell, his grandchildren Stephen Casey Miles, Starla (Chris) Elliott, Christina Sorrell, Hannah Sorrell, great-granddaughter Starla Christine Elliott, one brother, four sisters, and many nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he was proceeded in death by his daughter Stacia Sorrell, three brothers and two sisters.

Sam achieved many things in his lifetime.  He was a veteran of the United States Navy, a champion boxer, an aviator, a stock car racer, and a bowler achieving a near perfect score.

He was a person who knew no stranger, striking up a conversation with people wherever he went.  It is a trait that helped him in his hobby as a skilled mechanic.  He loved to repair what others had deemed “broken” and making deals by trading those things he had repaired for new projects.

As per his wishes, there will not be a memorial service.

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