Samuel "Sammy" Leffingwell Jr.

Lewis & Gillum Funeral Homes

202 Maple Ave., Oak Hill, Ohio 45656

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Samuel “Sammy” Leffingwell Jr., age 87, of Oak Hill, Ohio went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 16th, 2022, after a brief bout with cancer. Sammy was born May 4th, 1935, in Portsmouth, Ohio to the late Samuel A. and Stella (Pembleton) Leffingwell.


He worked for many years at Belville Mining and he attended the Old Country Church Tabernacle of Oak Hill. He enjoyed buying and tinkering with cars and he loved taking rides.


Sammy is survived by his daughter, Cathy Coleman; son, David Leffingwell; grandson, Howard “Smoo” Paulins; step-grandson, Jason (Jennifer) Coleman; great-granddaughter, Hailey Paulins; great-grandson, Jacob Coleman; the love of his life, Dora Sharp; bonus children: Rick Leonard, Rob (Sharilyn) Leonard, Sharon (Jim) Clay, Katrena McCoy, and Kat (Scott) King; several bonus grandchildren; and dear friends, Bryon and Sharon Carmon.

In addition to his parents, he was proceeded in death by his wife, Joanne Leffingwell; son, Sammy “June” Leffingwell Sr.; son-in-law, Roger Coleman; and three brothers: Jim, Fred, and Curt Leffingwell.


Sammy is loved greatly and will be dearly missed.


Calling hours will be held on Thursday, July 21st, 2022, from 5-8PM at the Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home of Oak Hill. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 22nd, 2022, at 1PM at the funeral home with Pastor Bryon Carmon officiating. Burial will follow in C.M. Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to www.lewisgillum.com.