Roscoe “Sam”, 80, was born in Vivian, McDowell County, West Virginia on August 19, 1941. He departed this life on March 10, 2022. He attended public schools there, one of which was Kimball High School in Kimball, West Virginia.
He attended Lovely Zion Baptist Church in Bottom Creek, West Virginia. Upon leaving high school, he moved to Elmira, New York, with an uncle, where he secured employment. He remained there until reuniting with his family, who had relocated to Columbus, Ohio, obtaining employment at White Cross Hospital (now Riverside Hospital). He also worked at the Kuenning Restaurant downtown. Sam also helped the family by working odd jobs like painting, among other things. He lived the way he wanted to live, he played cards, played with the Flytown Flyers baseball team, loved his clothes, and looked good in them.
In 1978, due to an unfortunate tragedy, he was unable to gain any substantial employment but was able to get around, drive a car, and do many other things on his own. He was able to care for his father after he became ill. He never complained; he just did it, no argument. He walked mostly everywhere instead of riding. He didn’t like gossip and would let you know real quick, “Y’all talk about people too much. Mind your own business,” which wasn’t in a so voice; it was loud, and you knew where he was coming from. He was not very talkative conversation-wise, but was there when you needed him always.
In 2009, he suffered a massive stroke, which le him paralyzed on one side. Even then he remained strong, holding onto his memory and able to converse clearly. He loved his family dearly and will be missed by all of them. His West Virginia friends knew him as “Tram Road Sam”. His heart was good, and we all loved him.
He was preceded in death by his son, Russell (Tony) Turner; parents, Roscoe and Grace Hubbard; seven brothers, Randy Worthy, Robert (Popeye) Shelton, Nathaniel (Donnell) Hairston, and William, James, Dennis, and Frederick Hubbard; sister, Crystal (James) Walker; mother of his children and dearest family friend, Inez Turner; and granddaughter, Makenzie Ridley.
He is survived by: his son, Jason (Seneca) Turner; grandchildren, Jason “JJ”, Russell, James, and Kerrington Turner; and ve sisters, Patricia Harris, Sarah Bowers, Ava (Robert) Randall, and Daphine (Russell) West of Columbus, Ohio, and Bonnita (Michael) Baldwin of Ellenwood, Georgia; along with a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
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