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Luther "Jake" Sammons

February 5, 1930 December 28, 2018
Luther "Jake" Sammons
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Luther “Jake” Sammons of Dover passed away, Friday, December 28, 2018 at Kent General Hospital. He was 88.

Mr. Sammons was born February 5, 1930 in Dover, Delaware to the late Arthur Arlington Sammons and Rosella Mosley Sammons. He lived his entire life in Dover and went to Fork Branch School.

In his early teens he worked at farming. Mr. Sammons worked for 40 + years for George and Lynch as a general laborer. He was also the caretaker for Fork Branch Cemetery for over 50 years. Mr. Sammons enjoyed farming, hunting, loved playing cards with family and friends in DE and NJ, clamming and crabbing, watching NASCAR and the Phillies. He was a member of the Immanuel Union United Methodist Church, where he served as a trustee. Mr. Sammons was a member of the Lenni Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware. He was a strong and devout family man, loved having family around and attending events and gatherings.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by 3 wives, Bertha Caroline, Josephine and Anna Bea Sammons; sons, Luther “Jakie” and James “Jimmy” Sammons.; daughter, Shelia Pierce; son-in-laws, Herbert “Herbie” Pierce and Anthony “Tony” Seeney; brothers, Arthur “Billy” Sammons and Walter Mosley; sisters, Bernice Hands, Edith Ridgeway and Helen “Bootsie” Johnson; and a nephew who was raised as a brother, Eugene “Bucky” Sammons.

He is survived by his daughters, Wanda Seeney and Brenda Sammons both of Dover; daughter-in-laws, Anita and Lori Sammons both of Dover; grandchildren, Wendy Seeney and companion James Monk, Keith Seeney, Aaron Sammons, Luther B. Sammons, Kyle Sammons, Ashley Pierce, Arlene Torres husband Julio, Nikki Ramirez, Becky Naylor and companion Ervin Hardy, Jackie Naylor and Vikky Sammons; great grandchildren, Alexis, Marco, Marissa, Adrianna, Jordan, James, Cameron, Micah, Darrius, Nevaeh, Marcus, Rafael, Alyssa, Gabriel, Devon, Olivia, Ervin, RJay, Brandon and Tristen.

Funeral services will be held 12 Noon, Saturday, January 5, 2019 at the Immanuel Union United Methodist Church, 756 Main Street, Cheswold, DE. Friends may call from 10-12. Interment will be in the Fork Branch Cemetery.


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Saturday

5

Jan

10:00 AM 1/5/2019 10:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 1/5/2019 12:00:00 PM
Immanuel Union United Methodist Church

756 Main Street
Cheswold, DE 19936

Immanuel Union United Methodist Church
756 Main Street Cheswold 19936 DE
United States

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Saturday

5

Jan

12:00 PM 1/5/2019 12:00:00 PM - 1:00 PM 1/5/2019 1:00:00 PM
Immanuel Union United Methodist Church

756 Main Street
Cheswold, DE 19936

Immanuel Union United Methodist Church
756 Main Street Cheswold 19936 DE
United States

Cemetery Details

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Fork Branch Cemetery Final Resting Place

Denny's Road
Dover, DE

Denny's Road Dover DE
United States
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