Samuel George Lawhead

December 11, 1968 ‒ August 19, 2019

Marion, Ohio

Samuel George Lawhead, age 50, passed away Monday, August 19, 2019 after a fight with cancer.

He was the son of Ellen and Irvin Lawhead and was born December 11, 1968 in Marion, Ohio.

Sam attended Ridgedale Schools and graduated from The School for The Blind in Columbus, Ohio in 1989.  He married Lisa Honaker on April 11, 1992 at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Marion and moved to Columbus where he lived for many years.  He was an Ohio State Buckeye fan and liked to listen to their games.

Sam is survived by his father, Irvin “Bud” Lawhead; stepmother, Leta; sister, Bonnie (Ken) Berry of Andrews, SC; son, Perry; two stepdaughters, Sara and Samantha; two grandsons, Carter and Rush; and a granddaughter, McKenna, all of Columbus, three nephews, Kyle Berry of Mobile, AL, Jared Berry of Brandon, MS and Jason Lawhead of Worthington, OH.

He was preceded in death by his mother Ellen (Tasker) Lawhead, and brother, Dale Lawhead.

He was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Marion.

A memorial service will be held at Snyder Funeral Homes, Gunder/Hall Chapel, Saturday September 21, 2019 at 11 am with Deacon Kevin Kehn officiating.  Friends may call one hour prior to the service.  Burial will take place at Grand Prairie Cemetery at a later date.

The family would like to thank the staff at Harding Pointe for the care they took of Sam.

Snyder Funeral Homes, Gunder/Hall Chapel is honored to serve Samuel’s family.  Online condolences may be expressed by visiting

  • Sorry for your loss Sam what’s a good friend of mine I went to school with them Sam me and Sam was very good friends and we spent a lot of time together

  • Very sorry to hear of Sam’s passing. I remember him well from Ridgedale…many moons ago. Prayers of comfort and strength to you all in this trying time.

  • Mr. Lawhead and Bonnie, I am so sorry to hear about Sam! I will cherish the memories of being neighbors and friends. Please know the Lawhead family is in my thoughts and prayers.

    Very respectfully,
    Shelli Winters-LeMaster

  • Growing up, Sam was a dear good friend of mine. I will always cherish the memories of playing Battleship with Sam in his basement and playing basketball with him. Knowing Sam and being his friend made me a better kid. He taught me compassion and loyalty and I will never forget him. Rest in peace my friend. Until we meet again.

    Revelation 21:4 King James Version (KJV)

    4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

  • Sam was so happy and cheerful, I loved spending time with him and your family. God Bless the Lawhead family, I will keep you in my prayers during this difficult time. RIP Sam you will always have a special place in my heart.

    Deanna Butterman Brophy

  • So sorry for you and your families loss!! Sam was such a great friend, the one who would make you laugh. And would cheer you up no matter what was going on. I will cherish all the memories we had growing up in school. 🙏🏼

  • My deepest sympathy to Sam’s family … he was a wonderful person! You will all remain in our thoughts and prayers.

  • My sincere condolences to Sam’s family. He was a loved member of the Ridgedale family and my thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones.

  • Bud, Bonnie & Family
    I remember “Sammy” as a toddler on Littleton St.
    Always happy & ready to play🤗
    Such a very long time ago 😌
    My condolences & prayers for your family to support each other with the love of God’s mercy.
    Peace Be With You All.

    In His Infinite Mercy,

    Sally HINDMAN-Mccormick

  • Sam I will miss you my friend. You use help me with my homework in the Libarry . I miss hang out with you. And you laughing and joking with me when. You started calling me Glow Worm. Cause I had bright floresent green T- Shirt on that said Don’t worry be happy. You were only one called me that. Your Friend from OSSB. Tara . To Sam Family im sorry for your loss.