Sammy James Beaird was born on May 22, 1965, to Barbara and Larry Beaird in Kansas City, Mo. Sammy passed away on July 21, 2013.

In his young age, he traveled most of the United States on his Harley Davidson. He was married to Lora Wilson, and from this marriage Brittney Rachelle Beaird was born. He worked in the oil field for many years, then began his passion for professional painting. He loved fishing, hunting and had a strong passion for hunting American Indian historical items. Sammy was always the life of the party. Sammy had many friends, and some of his closest friends were Frank and Brandy Moore.

Sam is survived by his daughter Brittney Beaird Boyd and her husband, Danny Boyd and three grandchildren Devon, Olivia and Bethany of Corsicana, Texas; his parents, Larry and Barbara Beaird of Fox; brothers Bill Beaird and wife, Alzan of Fox, Scotty Beaird and wife, Becky of Burneyville and Curtis Beaird and wife Stephanie of Waurika; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his son, Larry Joe Beaird; grandmother Wanda Beaird Beavers; and grandfather Joe Leslie Beaird.

We will always remember his crazy personality and his one-of-a-kind smile. He is now and forever at peace and with his son, Larry Joe. He is gone but will never be forgotten by the people he has touched in their lives. We love you and will always miss you.

A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Graham Assembly of God Church.

Honorary pallbearers are Frank Moore, R.D. Eaves, Melvin Sellers, Charles Roberts, Danny Boyd, Jeff Dartey and Bill Kilcrease.