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Sammie Held

June 12, 2015

Sketch for Sammie Lee Held


Sammie Lee Held, 58, died in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 12, 2015.


Sammie was born on April 17, 1957 to Jimmie and Lois Held in Newton. He attended Newton and Halstead schools and was a graduate of Halstead High School.


Sammie was a fun loving person who enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid fisherman.  He was a great mechanic and loved his 1960 Rag Top Chevy.


Sammie moved from Newton in the early 80’s and lived in California. He recently lived in Las Vegas until the time of his death.  Sammie struggled with varied addictions throughout most of his life. He had chosen to live a homeless life style and was homeless at the time of his death.


Sammie was survived by his mother: Lois Held; brother: Roger Held; sisters: Sandy Southern, Robin Stephens, and Martha Chastain.


He was in preceded in death by his father: Jimmie Held.


An informal Pot Luck Memorial Service will be held at 5:00 p.m., Saturday,, June 20th, at the Halstead Baptist Church, 525 Harvey, Halstead, Kansas. Guests are asked to bring side dishes.


A memorial has been established for the Harvey County Homeless Shelter, 900 W. Broadway, Building 7, Newton, KS. 67114. Petersenfamilyfuneralhome.com.


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