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Samuel Knori

September 26, 1936 — January 22, 2015

Samuel R. Knori, longtime resident of Perry, passed Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Deaconess Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was 78 years of age.

Sam was born September 26, 1936 in Sumner, Oklahoma, the son of Wayne Fredrick Knori and Helen (Ritthaler) Knori. He attended Hunter, Perry and Sumner schools. He served his country in the United States Army from 1959 to 1962. Sam was engaged in farming and ranching in the Perry community where he enjoyed raising cattle. He also enjoyed reading and staying up on current events. He loved spending time with nieces, nephews and his family. Sam also enjoyed the times he had caring for his parents in their later years.

He is survived by his three children, Sandra Elizabeth Carey, Gary Baker and Terri Cobb; his two sisters, Sandra Cockrum and husband Randy, of Perry, and Ellen Kaye Knori of Stillwater; one brother, Leon Knori and wife Ruth, of Sumner; seven grandchildren, Leanna Grosvenor, Kegan Carey, Crystal Baker, Candace Baker, Brian Cobb, Justin Fowler and James Fowler Jr.; six great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and other extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Shirley Darlene Knori Blaker.

A visitation will be held from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at the Brown-Dugger Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, January 26, 2015 at the First Baptist Church in Perry. Rev. Albert Quick will preside over the service.
Interment will be at the Grace Hill Cemetery.

Casket bearers are Matthew Knori, David Knori, Eddie Johnson, Tyrin Wilde,
Jacob Presley, Zane Johnson, Mark Emerson and Captain Dustin Johnson. Honorary casket bearers are Gary Baker, Billy Barnes, Don Murch, Frank Murch, Kevin Wilde, Michael Mullen, Ray Sims and Mark Dunbar.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be mailed direct to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or made out to Wounded Warrior Project and left with the Brown-Dugger Funeral Home.

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