Samuel R. McAnally

October 9, 1930 – May 3, 2019

Samuel R. McAnally

     Samuel R. McAnally, son of the late Robert Lewis McAnally and Ellen Johnson McAnally was born on October 9, 1930 at Cashmere, Washington and departed this life at his residence near Dexter on May 3, 2019 at the age of 88.

     Mr. McAnally was a member of the Dudley Community Church, a former farmer in the Dudley Community and a resident of rural Dexter.

     At birth, he was named Robert Lewis McAnally Jr., when his father came and saw what his mother had named him, he changed his name to Samuel Robert McAnally.  He moved to West Plains in 1945 and from there, to Dudley in 1951.

     He was first united in marriage to Mona Wright on November 10, 1948 at Salem, Arkansas.  He was later united in marriage to Shirley Hadley on July 10, 1976 at Dexter.  She preceded him in death on August 16, 1995.  He then married Pauline De Arman in May of 1996.  She preceded him in death on September 6, 2017.

     He is survived by two sons, Robert Michael McAnally (Mary) of Gadsden, Alabama and Larry W. McAnally (Doris) of East Bernard, Texas; by three grandchildren, Christopher Wayne McAnally, Leighton Hunter McAnally and Renee Talas; by four great-grandchildren, Clinton Wayne McAnally, Emma Claire McAnally, Dylan Marik and Jace Talas; by three sisters, Marie Clift and Ruby Jean Rice both of Wenatchee, Washington and Mary Culbertson of Dudley; and his beloved step-grandson, Ethan Stoker.

     Besides his spouses and parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Delbert McAnally, Wayne McAnally, John McAnally and George Cates.

          Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 9:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, May 7, 2019.  Funeral services will then be conducted in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Lynn Ash officiating.  Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery. 

          Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter is in charges of all arrangements.