Stanley “Sam” Lee Weirick

August 16, 1944 ‒ July 02, 2020

Perrysville, Ohio

PERRYSVILLE: Stanley “Sam” Lee Weirick, 75, passed away Thursday evening, July 2, 2020, after an eight-month battle with lung cancer.

He was born August 16, 1944, in Mansfield, Ohio to parents Oliver Dean & Helena Dorothy (Kemp) Weirick.

Sam attended Lucas Schools and began his career at Culler Farms. He later worked in construction with National Engineering, Baughman Excavating, and Locke Excavating. Sam assisted with several projects including the Edison Bridge at Sandusky Bay, Richland Mall, and Ashland University Library. He started an excavating business in 1972, most recently known as Sam’s Backhoe Service, and retired in 2006 while continuing to maintain his small farm near Pleasant Hill Lake.

Sam’s interest in antique tractors led him to the Richland County Steam Threshers Association where he volunteered during the Ohio Heritage Days Festival at Malabar Farm for 20 years. In his early days, Sam participated in local stock car racing and tractor pulls. He also enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Sam’s outgoing personality and sense of humor will be sadly missed.

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years Shirley (Young) Weirick, whom he married April 27, 1968; daughters and son-in-law Michelle and Brian Neville of Loudonville and Melissa Weirick of Ashland; grandchildren Kelli and Owen Neville; and sister and brother-in-law Janice and Robert Davis of Columbus; sister-in-law Bonnie Weirick of Perrysville; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Thomas and Belinda Young of Loudonville; and extended family.

In addition to his parents, Sam was preceded in death by his brothers Dennis and Lawrence Weirick.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, July 11, 2020, at 10 a.m. in Loudonville Cemetery with Rev. Howard Burnett officiating.

Contributions in Sam’s memory may be made to the Ashland County Cancer Association, 1011 E. Main St., Suite B, Ashland, OH 44805, the Loudonville Public Library, 122 E. Main St., Loudonville, OH 44842, or Hospice of NCO, 2131 Park Ave. W, Suite 400
Ontario, OH 44906.

Snyder Funeral Home- Lindsey Chapel is honored to serve Sam’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at

  • Shirley and Family,
    Gail and I would like to give you all our deepest condolences. May God wrap His arms around you and hold you next to His heart during this time.

  • So sorry. We always enjoyed Sam in our younger years same as brothers Larry and Denny. The Weirick bothers May peace be with you. Condolences to all the family

  • Shirley and Family,
    I was sad to hear of Sam’s passing. I always enjoyed our interaction over the past 23 plus years. He was a good man and a great back hoe operator. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Dear Shirley, Michelle, Melissa,and family so sorry for the loss of Sam. He always had something funny to say
    He was always interested in what we were doing . He had alot of accomplishments over the years and was a help to many with his work. God Bless you all and our condolences to you.
    Butch and Judy Pollard

  • We were deeply saddened by the news of Sam’s passing. Our heart felt condolences to you and your family.

  • Wish I could be there to give y’all a giant hug! May happy memories bring you peace

  • Wishing we could be qith you during this time of loss. I have very fond memories of Uncle Sam and he won’t be forgotten.

    Love, blessings and hugs to you all.

  • Sorry to hear about Sam. We eat at the dining table you all sold us and I think of you both when we have family over. And a big thanks for helping install the underground electric to our house. God bless you in your time of sorrow – Bruce and Connie Dalton.

  • My name is Bob Harned. I live in Spring City, TN. When I was first married I went to work for Sam. This was during the 1975 recession. They were some of the best times of my life. Sam taught me a lot about the excavation business. He was a hard worker, an honest business man, and a blast to be around. Shirley, remember all the good times, and rest in the fact that we will see his ornery smile again. God bless you and your family.

  • I am so very saddened to learn of Sam’s passing from this life. I have so many fond memories of Sam. He was a farm boy at heart and loved to talk about the good old days. I also enjoyed times of visiting with Sam and Shirley at McD’s in Loudonville. Sam could tell you where you could get “the best” of anything. Loved that guy and will miss seeing him as I drive by their place.
    Shirley, Michelle and Melissa…….you were blessed with the best.
    On my heart and in my prayer

  • Dear Shirley and family. So sorry to hear of Sam’s passing. I still can hear his laugh. Such a nice man and good, honest person. Miss all the family get together’ s when we were young. Miss Dean and Dorthy too, more good people. I have many pictures of the Weirick family that were my grandmother’s, Pauline Weirick Whittemire. Hugs to you all.

  • Please accept our heartfelt condolences for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family. We hope God blesses, comforts, and gives you strength during this difficult time. – Angela Woodward & Melanie Fitch – Ashland County Cancer Association

    (Matthew 5:4) “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”
    (Psalm 34:18) “The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”

  • Very sorry to hear of Sam,’s passing. I enjoyed Sam’s conversations and sense of humor. Our condolence to Shirley and family.