Samuel Silvio Casavecchia, age 75, of Carl Junction, passed away January 17, 2021 at Freeman Hospital.
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Samuel (“Sammy” to his family and “Sam” to his friends) was born on August 6, 1945 in Loup, Nebraska to Samuel Casavecchia and Agnes Tyma.
Sam graduated from Carl Junction High School, Carl Junction, MO. Following graduation, he served his country in the United States Army for four years. Following his military career, he began working for Frisco Railroad (later becoming Burlington Northern Railroad) as a machine operator in 1970 until retirement.
Sam married Sandy Turley in 1984. To this union he was blessed with 3 step-daughters; Larreta Divis (Joe) of St. Louis, MO, Christa Sherman (Jeff) of Drexel, MO and Mindy Maples of Joplin, MO. Also surviving are his sisters Mary Ann Palu of San Antonio, TX, Joyce Popham of Waco, TX, Angie Casavecchia (Steve Reed) of Carl Junction, MO and Emily DeFranco (Jeff LeRoy) of Cincinnati, OH and a brother Skip Wilson (Melissa) of Cincinnati, OH, many nieces, nephews and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service has been scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 29, 2021 at Mason-Woodard Mortuary. Family will receive friends during a time of visitation immediately following the service.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary and Crematory, Joplin, Missouri.