Samuel “Sam” Everett Shore, 80, of Cedar Park died Sept. 3, 2020 after an extended illness. The memorial service will be postponed until the COVID-19 pandemic subsides.
Sam was born in Lovell, Oklahoma on March 9, 1940.
He graduated from Guthrie High School and received a Bachelor of Education from Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva.
Sam married Kathy (Roberts) Shore on Aug. 1, 1958. They were married for 60 years.
Sam worked as an educator for 45 years. He coached girls' basketball and taught math, computers and continuing education/GED classes. He and Kathy taught students in Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, Samoa, Oklahoma and Texas.
Sam enjoyed woodworking, coffee, traveling to exciting destinations, and singing tenor in quartets and the church choir. He was active in his church.
He was preceded in death by his wife; his mother and stepfather, Irene (Welden) and Floyd Kittley; his father and stepmother, Virgil and Jessie Shore; sister, Barbara (Kittley) Stevens; daughter, Cara Jean (Shore) Todd; and granddaughter, Nichole Hiddleston.
Sam is survived by his children and their spouses, Joyce Shore of Oklahoma City, James Shore of Los Angeles, Sam (Corey) Shore of Utah, Troy and Mary Shore of Leander, Texas, and Renee and Jacob Knorpp of Joplin, Missouri; siblings and their spouses, Virgene and Roland Ficken of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and Harold and Arlene Shore of Enid, Oklahoma; 20 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.