Samuel Lee Maynard Jr.
Samuel Lee Maynard Jr.
Funeral services for Samuel Lee Maynard Jr., 55, Pomona, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 25, 2023, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Maynard passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Missouri.
He was born March 6, 1968, at West Plains, Missouri, to Sam and Opal Lea Maynard. Sammy graduated from West Plains High School with the Class of 1986. On September 22, 1990, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Marie Costello. He loved going to auctions and finding good deals. Sammy enjoyed going to the car races, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family. He helped in need. Sammy was a loving husband, great dad and wonderful person. He was so proud of his family and of course his sweet loving daughter, who he loved helping her remodel her home. Sammy worked at DRS Technologies for thirty-five years where he made a lot of very good friends.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Maynard and their daughter, Morgan Marie Maynard; niece, Krista Lair and husband, Heath and their children, Brett, Connor, Mason and Jax; sister-in-law, Robin Jordan; niece, Jenna Wintenberg and husband, Derek and their daughter, Gryffin; mother-in-law, Betty Costello; brother-in-law, Charlie Costello; aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family; his close friends Roger Smith and Robert Ford; and his many co-workers and friends from DRS.
His parents, one sister, Janice Squire, brother-in-law, Danny Squire; one brother, Pete Jordan and father-in-law, Charles Costello, preceded him in death.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Friday, March 24, 2023 at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to OMC Cancer Treatment Center and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO 65775.
March 17, 2023 @ 12:24 pm
Sweet Morgan and your family. So very sorry for the loss of Sam. My heart and my prayers are going out for you all.
Jennifer E Minnich
March 17, 2023 @ 2:11 pm
So sorry to hear of Sammy’s passing. When I worked at Conley’s he was one of my favorite customers. He was always so polite and respectful to all of us there. He will definitely be missed.
Mark S. Ford
March 17, 2023 @ 2:45 pm
Oh Sammy, You are the youngest of the immediate descendants born & raised within 25 miles of the Old Ford Homeplace. That being, you were given the torch of being the last to carry Grandpa’s inside family joke that has lasted some 65 yrs plus of “You’re just an old Wa Wa”. Now there are only two of us left that even know where that came from & understand it’s meaning. I can hear your big ole snicker & grin when I say as you toss that torch backwards, I’m ducking and it will land on the noggin of Sharon Lynn. You are from the mold of one of a kind and I’m gonna miss you dearly Cuz. May GOD bestow his mercy upon you.
March 17, 2023 @ 3:27 pm
Sammy was an elementary classmate at Richards. I’m sorry to hear of his passing. Condolences to all of the family.
March 17, 2023 @ 4:02 pm
The Maynard Families,
My husband, Tim, send his Deepest Sympathy to all of you on the passing of Sammy. He worked with Sammy at DRS and has wonderful memories of them working together. He will keep all of you in his daily prayers. May God bless all of you.
In Christian Love,
Hassel and Alice Vandergriff
March 17, 2023 @ 5:21 pm
I’m so sorry, Krista. He was way too young!
Melinda (Burgess) King
March 17, 2023 @ 6:27 pm
So glad I got to see him last week. Smiling and laughing. We’ve known each other since grade school at Richards. Lord that Heavenly reunion is gonna be rambunctious. My deepest sympathy.
March 17, 2023 @ 9:17 pm
Sincere condolences to the Maynard Family. I went to high school with Sammy when times were very simple and fun, i cherish those memories with you in shop class and beyond. I recall the fun and mischief we had like yesterday. Sammy etched the hearts of all he met, even the shop class teacher who paddled him lol. His Kindness, Humor and Love for others was contagious. Thank You for investing into all the people who knew you and making this World a better place. Heaven is rejoicing, You were truly a one of a kind gift from God. You are missed by so so many, Much love and respect to his family as they transition from grieving into a celebration of life of this wonderful person Sam Maynard
March 17, 2023 @ 10:22 pm
So sorry to hear of your passing Sammy!! May you rest in peace and fly high i know youll be happy to be reunited with loved ones that have journeyed befor you, my heart and prayers go out to the Maynard and Ford Family
March 18, 2023 @ 11:04 am
I am truly sorry to hear of this sammy was a great guy and great to work with!!
Rest in peace big guy your presence on this planet will definitely be missed
David and Carrie Thompson
March 18, 2023 @ 4:32 pm
We are sorry to hear of Sammy’s passing. His Dad was my old fishing buddy and a great friend. Condolences to the family.
Angela K. Myers
March 19, 2023 @ 3:08 pm
Liz and Morgan,
Please know that my thoughts, prayers and hugs are with you both during this difficult time. If you need me …just hollar. I am so sorry and may God keep his loving arms around you and comfort you during this time. May he also guide you two on the path of healing and know you will see him again one day.
March 19, 2023 @ 9:21 pm
Liz, So sorry about your loss . Prayers to you , your daughter and family during this difficult time