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Snow's Memorial Chapel

746 Cherry Street, Macon, GA

OBITUARY

John Douglas Sammons

October 29, 1946January 12, 2020

JOHN (JOHNNY) DOUGLAS SAMMONS, age 73, died peacefully at home on January 11, 2020 and will be sorely missed by his devoted family and friends.

John was born in Macon on October 29, 1946 to Cortez Douglas and James Paul Sammons and was predeceased by a brother, Paul Sammons. Johnny is survived by his sister, Letitia Sammons Clark; nephews, Jeffrey and Douglas Clark and niece, Cathryn Cohenour, and 9 great nieces and nephews. Johnny’s favorite activity was hanging out with his family, particularly when they celebrated his birthday taking him bowling.

Johnny was a very devoted member of Riverside United Methodist Church and Woodruff Sunday School Class. He volunteered in many capacities and joyfully worked every week with the Riverside Backpack Ministry shopping for food, packing, managing inventory and delivering bags to MLK, Jr. School. He never missed Wednesday night Supper, evening coming early each week to help set-up. One of Johnny’s most favorite activities was Riverside’s Drive Thru Nativity. He would helped setting up scenes and was one of the Three Wise Men each year. He was extremely proud and excited when the Woodruff Class awarded him Riverside’s Volunteer of the Year Award. Johnny lived for 11 years at St. Paul Apartments where he was twice elected King for his volunteer services. He helped every week with kitchen duties at meal time, delivered Meals on Wheels to apartments, ran errands and helped other residents and staff as needed.

Johnny’s Celebration of Life and Visitation will be held Monday, January 20th at Riverside United Methodist Church, with Visitation at 10:00 and the Service at 11:00, with Rev. Antonie Walker officiating.

  • FAMILY

  • Johnny is survived by his sister, Letitia Sammons Clark; nephews, Jeffrey and Douglas Clark and niece, Cathryn Cohenour, and 9 great nieces and nephews.Johnny is survived by his sister, Letitia Sammons Clark; nephews, Jeffrey and Douglas Clark and niece, Cathryn Cohenour, and 9 great nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, January 20, 2020
  • A Celebration of Life Monday, January 20, 2020

Memories

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Fay Leonard

January 17, 2020

Jon-Jon you will be missed. I am glad our paths crossed. To your family my prayers are with you during this most difficult time.

Kathy Gabriel

January 17, 2020

Oh, Johnny, I was so blessed to have you as an honorary brother. I will miss your short, curt answers to most questions 😏; hearing you recite what you were having for lunch after Backpack and then impatiently waiting when you decided it was time to leave; checking on your supply of Word Search books; your “disciplining” of Bailey 🐶; your trying to wriggle out of being in trouble with Letitia 🙈🙉🙊; your absolute love and devotion for Letitia and hers for you 👩🏼‍🤝‍👨🏻; your giving as good as you got with the endless teasing 🤪; your telling us in Backpack that we wouldn’t know what to do if we didn’t have you (how right you were 😭); your telling us every time we loaded the last case at the Food Bank, “here’s the one you’ve been looking for;” but most of all we will miss your hugs! It was a great ride and I’m blessed that I was able to share in a small part of the journey with you. You made an impact everywhere you went. You are greatly loved and will be sorely missed by so many. ❤️

Letitia Clark

January 16, 2020

Watching you blossom has been a real joy in my life. Thanks for being my brother❣️❣️

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Biography

JOHN (JOHNNY) DOUGLAS SAMMONS, age 73, died peacefully at home on January 11, 2020 and will be sorely missed by his devoted family and friends.

John was born in Macon on October 29, 1946 to Cortez Douglas and James Paul Sammons and was predeceased by a brother, Paul Sammons. Johnny is survived by his sister, Letitia Sammons Clark; nephews, Jeffrey and Douglas Clark and niece, Cathryn Cohenour, and 9 great nieces and nephews. Johnny’s favorite activity was hanging out with his family, particularly when they celebrated his birthday taking him bowling.

Johnny was a very devoted member of Riverside United Methodist Church and Woodruff Sunday School Class. He volunteered in many capacities and joyfully worked every week with the Riverside Backpack Ministry shopping for food, packing, managing inventory and delivering bags to MLK, Jr. School. He never missed Wednesday night Supper, evening coming early each week to help set-up. One of Johnny’s most favorite activities was Riverside’s Drive Thru Nativity. He would helped setting up scenes and was one of the Three Wise Men each year. He was extremely proud and excited when the Woodruff Class awarded him Riverside’s Volunteer of the Year Award.

Johnny lived for 11 years at St. Paul Apartments where he was twice elected King for his volunteer services. He helped every week with kitchen duties at meal time, delivered Meals on Wheels to apartments, ran errands and helped other residents and staff as needed.

Johnny’s Celebration of Life and Visitation will be held Monday, January 20th at Riverside United Methodist Church, with Visitation at 10:00 and the Service at 11:00.