Stanley “Sam” Lee Weirick
August 16, 1944 ‒ July 02, 2020
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 SnyderFuneralHomes.com