Bill Merritt Funeral Service

6201 Northwest 39th Expressway, Bethany, OK


Samuel Lewis Price

June 22, 1942July 28, 2020

Bethany resident, Samuel Lewis Price, 78, passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Sam was born in Terlton, Oklahoma on June 22, 1942 to Mitchell and Mary (Keel) Price. He was one of the most kindest and loving people that his family and friends ever had the pleasure of knowing. He was very intelligent and had a love for trivia. Sam served in the United States Army during the Korean War and was very proud of his country. He married Nelvee Dyas in 1969 and they enjoyed 51 wonderful years together. He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Elaine Ross, Mitchell Price, Gordon Price, and Joyce Price. He is survived by his wife, Nelvee; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.


  • Visitation

    Saturday, August 1, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, August 3, 2020


Samuel Lewis Price

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Gerry Goertzen

August 3, 2020

I remember how Sam and you welcomed Bernice and I when we came to OKC to do my 1-W service in 1970. Sam guided us on what areas of OKC to look for apartments (and what areas to avoid) and the two of you welcomed us to stay with you until the duplex we found became available.

Sam had a very nice Starrett combination square that he said he would never use again and gifted it to me because he thought I would make use of it. I have used it almost every week since 1971 and often 3-4 times per week on the many projects I seem to get into. I am always reminded of Sam when I pull it out of the toolbox to use.

Dwayne McFarland

August 2, 2020

No words can ever justify or replace the loss of Uncle Sam.
He was so full of knowledge and could strike a conversation with anyone including a stranger in the store.
Even if a persons comment could offend most.. he could calmly bring it down to earth.
Sam had filled his shoes in a way that no man could ever fill. He was the one and only Sam.
I felt comfort knowing he loved you enough to care for you, protect you.
Aunt Nelvee, I pray that you find peace and comfort.
I love you TONS.

john sorrells

August 2, 2020

I met Sam in 1969 , shortly after he and Nelvee married; he served in the US Army . He enjoyed reading about history and had a library in his study area.

Amy Sorrells

August 2, 2020

My Uncle Sam was the first man I ever knew who was the definition of a gentleman. He always made me feel safe and loved. As a child I was always fascinated by his love for my Aunt Nelvee. He adored her and was forever treating her like his princess. My Aunt Nelvee never took him for granted and was always humbled by his love and admiration. They set us an example of how to treat each other and we are all better for being a witness to their marriage.

My dearest Aunt Nelvee,
I am so sorry for the loss of your Prince. I am also so grateful for the years you had with him. I wish I could be there to attend his service and be a support to you in this time. I wish deep peace to you and all he knew.

My forever love,

Mary Carter

August 2, 2020

What I remember most about Uncle Sam is his demeanor and his voice. He was smart and his voice was soft and smooth. He carried himself with class. I remember his den area where he kept his stereo and the day he was showing my dad these new things called cds. I wanted to hear all about it. I hadn’t seen him in years but I wish I could hug him and tell him I love him.

Lisa Sorrells Sessa

August 2, 2020

Dear Aunt Nelvee,
I am sorry not to be there in person for Uncle Sam's services. I love you so much. I'm sending prayers & love. Uncle Sam was the best uncle anyone could ever ask for & I will always love and miss him with my whole heart. He was always sincerely kind & never lost his patience with anyone. He was also the very first person I knew who was dedicated to a natural health food lifestyle. I'll never forget him coming back with all of the healthy soups & grains! I admired his discipline. I'll always remember him in his den with his encyclopedias & books, listening to his albums. I will never forget how much of a gentleman he always was, especially with you! He truly enjoyed pampering you and keeping your car full of gas and sparkling like brand new! I always loved being around the 2 of you. You guys set such an incredible example of a healthy & blessed marriage. I will forever be in gratitude for the two of you immediately opening up your home to me when I was in my last 2 years of med school. The both of you didn't hesitate to help me with a car when mine broke down in Louisiana. You both have taken care of so many of us in this family over the years, always making each of us feel special, important, and loved. I love you and Uncle Sam more than these words could ever truly express. Love always, Lisa

LeAnna Hart

July 31, 2020

A late night phone call with Uncle Sam was the best! He was sweet, kind, intelligent, and patient. We lost a true treasure in our family.
LeAnna, Kerry & Alex

Gene Sorrells

July 30, 2020

Nelvee & family, Please accept our condolences. God bless you. Gene Sorrells

Brenda Hall

July 30, 2020

Sam was a great man and patriot. The last time I saw him was at the grocery store, while he was shopping for his beloved Nelvee. We had a good visit and wished each other well. Always a kind and gentle soul. RIP Sam.

Virginia Sorrells

July 30, 2020

Sam was a very sweet and kind brother in law. We loved him very much and will always remember him with great fondness.
We used to hang out at Potters in our younger days! I will always think of him in his little sports car!!!


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