Erther Samuel Oxendine, affectionately known as “OX”, was born in Sumter, on October 23, 1960 to the late Harold T. and Elizabeth Green Oxendine. His life departed at Prisma Health Baptist Hospital in Columbia, on February 10, 2022. Sammie was a graduate of the Class 1980 Mayewood High School in Sumter. After graduation, Sammie served his country with pride and distinction in the United States Marine Corps. Sammie received many awards doing his service. Once separated from the military, he worked in several professions, one being Apex Tool Group of both Sumter and Lexington. Sammie’s natural talent was that of a mechanic, it was his craft. He served the Sumter community and surrounding areas doing so. At a young age, Sammie accepted Jesus Christ in his life and years later became a member of Allen Chapel AME Church in Sumter. A quiet and humble man, he loved riding his motorcycle, watching old western movies, and his Washington Redskins Football Team. He leaves to cherish his memory: a loving, caring and devoted wife, Sallie R. Oxendine; his daughters, Laquonda (Aaron) Amos of Fayetteville, GA and Laura Cabbagestalk of Sumter; his sons, Isaiah Lawson of Wedgefield, Joseph Cabbagestalk, Melvin (Mary) Cabbagestalk both of Sumter; a supportive sister, Jackie Oxendine of Sumter; two brothers, Larry Green of Wedgefield, Kenny Green (Alexandra) of Florence; a sister of love, Jimmie Lee Blossom of Sumter; a sister-in-law, Sandra Oxendine of Sumter; uncles, James L. (Annie Mae) Green, Marion Green, Robert (Doshia) Green, Leroy Pringle, and an aunt, Marie Anderson, all of Sumter; eight grandchildren; devoted nieces, Wardrecka Oxendine of Jacksonville, Fl, and Teagan Green of Aiken;. three nephews, Rashard Jamal Tatum of Lakeland, Fl, Dorrell M. Shaw of Missouri, TX and Larry T.J. Green of Sumter; two special families, The Mack Family and The Lancaster Family, a host of cousins and loving friends who will miss him deeply along with Diesel, his four-legged friend. Sammie was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, his brother Harrison T. Oxendine, five siblings, his aunts Sarah Harvin and Janie Lee Taylor. In accordance with the COVID 19 guidelines, the family is requesting that face masks an social distancing be observed by relatives and friends during visitation at the home, 726 Loring Mill Road, Sumter. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a. m., Friday, February 18, 2022 at Allen Chapel A M E Church, 471 Lyman Road, Sumter, with the Rev. Dr. George Hicks, Pastor, Eulogist. The procession will leave the home at 10:30 a. m. Burial will be 2:00 P. M. in the Fort Jackson National Cemetery, 4170 Percival Road, Columbia.
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