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Samuel R. Shehorn

October 13, 1971 June 7, 2021
Samuel R.  Shehorn
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Samuel R. Shehorn, 49, of Mount Carmel, Illinois, passed away Monday, June 7, 2021, at Wabash General Hospital surrounded by the love of his family.  He was born October 13, 1971, in Evansville, Indiana, the son of W.R. “Royce” and Lucille (Waters) Shehorn.  He married Deana Bradham on August 9, 1997, and she survives.   Sam faithfully served his country for a total of twenty-three years.  He first enlisted in the United States Marine Corp, serving for six years.  After a period of civilian life, Sam re-enlisted to join the Illinois National Guard where he served both in Afghanistan and Iraq.  He was also deployed to Egypt when the Egyptian coup d’état took place. More recently, Sam has been employed by the Lawrence County Correctional Facility as a Correctional Officer, where he has worked for twenty years.  In his younger years, he enjoyed Mixed Martial Arts and Golden Glove Boxing, having won the Golden Glove title in the state of Indiana.  Sam was lovingly known to his family and friends as an “ornery man” since he loved a good joke and often played pranks.  He enjoyed woodworking and made many gifts and home furnishings for his family and friends.  He was a motorcycle enthusiast, with Harley Davidson being his favorites.  Sam liked to read poetry and enjoyed a good cigar with a glass of bourbon.  He loved his family and his military family dearly.  He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.   Sam leaves behind his loving wife of twenty-three years, Deana; daughters, Ivy Newell and husband, Cody, Draven Foshee and husband Christian; grandchildren, Zailyn, Anderson and Royce Foshee, Thea Newell; mother, Lucille Shehorn; brothers, Shannon (Tess) Shehorn, Tim (Missi) Shehorn, Rodney (Leanne) Shehorn; sister, Sara (Jose) Marquez; many loved nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.  Sam was preceded in death by his father and grandparents. Family and friends may gather for a Visitation from 1:00p.m. - 4;00 p.m., Monday, June14, 2021 in the Chapel of Keepes Funeral Home.  Immediately following the Visitation, Full Military Honors will take place to honor Sam’s service to our Country. Please follow the current CDC guidelines.  Memorial contributions may be made in Sam’s memory to the Local Military Honor Guard and will be accepted at the Visitation or may be mailed to Keepes Funeral Home, 1500 North Cherry St., Mt. Carmel, IL  62863. Keepes Funeral Home is serving the family with the arrangements.  To view Sam’s tribute wall, leave condolences and purchase flowers for the Shehorn family, please visit
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1:00 PM 6/14/2021 1:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 6/14/2021 4:00:00 PM
Keepes Funeral Home

1500 N. Cherry
Mount Carmel, IL 62863

Keepes Funeral Home
1500 N. Cherry Mount Carmel 62863 IL
United States

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