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Walker Allen “Sam” O’Neal, 83, formerly of Savannah, Georgia and husband of Audrey Maree Hartloge O’Neal, went home to be with the Lord surrounded by his wife, daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter Saturday evening, August 20, 2022, at his home in Iron Station, North Carolina.

Born in Florence, South Carolina, he was a son of the late Seavy Highsmith O’Neal, Sr. and the late Lelia Jones O’Neal. Sam was a longtime member of Islands Community Church. He was a United States Army veteran. Sam retired after serving many years as a pastor. He also retired after a long career in professional funeral vehicle sales during which time he met many customers who became close friends. He was known for his knowledge of vehicles, his integrity, fairness, and a great sense of humor, but most importantly his love for the Lord.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Audrey Maree Hartloge O’Neal; his daughter, Lisa O’Neal Bean and her husband, Sammy; his granddaughter, Sarah Maree Bean; and nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 o’clock Thursday, August 25, 2022, at Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue.

The funeral service will be held at 10 o’clock Friday morning, August 26, 2022, in the chapel of Gamble Funeral Service conducted by the Reverend M. Douglas Patterson. Interment, with military honors, will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

Remembrances: Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter – Suite 103, 4849 Paulsen Street, Savannah, Georgia 31405-4424.

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  1. Rita F Wiggins says:

    Ms. Maree,

    I am so sorry for your loss; Mr. Sam was an amazing person and such a blessing to know. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prays. May God give you each peace and comfort during this most difficult time. In Christian Love, Rita

  2. Talley Smith says:

    Maree, Lisa and family,
    Bill and I are saddened to learn of the death of Sam. I know this is a very difficult time and we want you to know that you are in our prayers. Sam was such a joy to know and he will be missed! Love in Jesus,
    Bill and Talley

  3. Charles Ray says:

    Betty and I are so sorry for your loss.

  4. Steve McMillan says:

    It was always a joy to see and talk to Sam at South Carolina Midwinter and summer convention. I send my prayers and blessings to his family.

  5. Bill McKeithan says:

    Maree it is with sincere sorry that I am made aware of Sams Passing.
    I have known Sam for over 40 years and especially since 1993 when he joined the Sales Force along with myself of Crain Sales Professional Vehicles.
    I am unable to be present for Sams service as I too am recovering from recent Brain Surgery, My deepest Condolences.

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