Samuel Jacob Catlett, 81, of Booneville, passed away Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 at his home in Booneville. He was born Sept. 4, 1935 on Sugar Creek near Booneville to William and Ruth Mae Catlett.

Sam was a retired certified welder and a member of the First Baptist Church of Booneville.

Sam was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Hubert, Charles, Claude, Roger, Carl, Arthur, Jennings and Bryan; and sisters Ruth and Dimple.

A graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, at Bud Davis Cemetery near Booneville. Services will be under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Booneville.

Sam is survived by his wife of 59 years Betty June Catlett; daughters, Katheryn Williams of Mascot, Fla.; Patricia Christian of Booneville, Tracy Rogers of Booneville; sons, Randy Catlett of Arora, Colo., Donald Catlett of Booneville; 13 grandchildren 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Phillip Catlett of Gardin, Mo., and Albert Catlettof Silvia, Mo; sisters, Margaret Parcus of Elsinore, Mo., Dede Rymer of VanBuren, Mo., and Nita Cooper of Missouri; and a large host of nieces and nephews and friends.

Pallbearers will be David Hogan, Dale Sharpe, Larry Maness, Nicholas Massey, Chris Blakenship and Michael White.

The family will visit with friends from 5 to 7 Monday evening at the funeral home.