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Sammy Layton Weygand

August 24, 1943 — December 20, 2022

Claremore

Sammy Layton Weygand was born on August 24, 1943. Mother was Ella Lucille Jordan Weygand and Father Clarence Paul Weygand also known as C.P. Weygand and served 27 years in the U. S. Army. Sammy followed his father’s footsteps and also served in the U.S. Army. During his service, he was a Senior POW interrogator and ended with a rank of Specialist 6, which paved the path for his police service later in life. He worked at Wheatley’s in Tulsa as a machine operator and Millwright then later changed employment to Ford Glass as a Millwright. Sam wanted to be a police officer more than anything, but it didn’t pay enough at the time for him to raise a family. However, he remembered that his mother was a staunch believer that a person could do anything if they wanted it bad enough. With that in mind he went through CLEET and started in Law Enforcement as a Tulsa Police Department Auxiliary Officer for several years. His love of the Force continued to grow. He moved to Verdigris and worked for the Rogers County Sheriff’s Department as a Reserve Officer for many years and had the distinct honor of working with Former Rogers County Sheriff, Buck Johnson, whom he respected and called a friend. He is an Honorary Pallbearer to reflect that honor, respect, and friendship. During Sam’s tenure with RCSO, he started the Boy Scouts of America Law Enforcement Explorer Program to work with young students interested in law enforcement to continue to develop that interest with hope that it would continue to grow the size of the Department and lead others to seek their passions and grow within them. Sammy came from a family that believed in honor, service, respect, kindness and patriotism. He learned these traits from powers of influence, his father, C.P. Weygand, regarding the military Service, showed him the love of the military and the balance of work and family. His Mother fondly known as Lucille or Lucy was a spirit to be reckoned with and loved by many. She also instilled the values of family and diligence of work, responsibility, and there’s nothing that you can’t do if you work hard enough. She owned restaurants at a time when it was rare for a woman to own a business. But Lucille was not just an ordinary woman, and she had children to feed and raise. She was strong, independent and didn’t know the meaning of can’t. Her children all worked in her restaurants at times and learned a strong work ethic. His Uncle Bud Jordan owned the Minnow Bucket Sports Shop in Muskogee and shared the love of the outdoors, camping, fishing, swimming, family visits, all things that Sam loved. Uncle Carl Dean Jordan was the Fire Chief in Muskogee and Sam maintained a strong relationship. Bill (Sonny) Jordan served as Police Chief for Sapulpa for many years and attended FBI school. He also worked for several counties in his later years. As you can see, Sam was surrounded by strong people with strong passions and beliefs which he maintained throughout his lifetime. Sam was a strong man who had both a serious side and a playful side and love for family and life. He lived his life to the fullest and shared his love for life with each life he touched. He loved riding motorcycles and even with a few close calls, continued to ride. He and his wife of 44 years, Eva, still rode until not too long ago. Sam loved to race go-carts and stock cars which he shared that passion with his brother Raymond Lloyd Weygand. They competitively raced stock cars at the tracks each weekend in Tulsa. They also raced the go-carts on tracks regularly. Sam was multi-talented. He wrote many manuscripts and wrote one book that published, that book was called Color Blind. He started with dictating to Eva, and she typed the drafts on an old typewriter then handed it to him to edit so she could type it again. His sister Paula finally convinced him to transition to a computer which he still dictated to Eva; however it was much easier to revise without typing the entire draft. As you might have guessed, he was not a fan of change. He used a flip phone that only made and received calls and simple texts until he was forced to transition to a higher technology because he could no longer find a flip phone even on E-Bay. Sam had additional opportunities to utilize his police skillset by being casted in several movies and America’s Most Wanted Series as a police officer / stunt driver. He also had the opportunity to meet and work with several celebrities and stars while working the Golf Tournaments, acting and providing weapon expertise on sets. Sam was a prankster and kept his sisters on their toes. Let me strike that, pretty much anyone around him was fair game. His mother was a bit of a prankster too at times so the apple didn’t fall too far from the tree. Sam’s biggest accomplishments included by far, his love and dedication to his wife of 44 years, Eva Yuvonne Weygand and their daughter, Shannon Shelleen Weygand, Sons, Sammy Layton Weygand II, and Jordan Paul Weygand and their families. One of the things he was very proud of was both of his sons are in Law Enforcement and they work as Elk City Police Department 1 st Lt. Detective in the Criminal Investigations Division (Sammy L. Weygand II) and Glenpool Police Department Patrolman (Jordan Weygand). Sammy is predeceased by his daughter Shannon Weygand, Mother, Lucille Weygand Speaks, Father Clarence Paul Weygand, Maternal Grandmother Lilly May Jordan, Sister Shirley Richey, Brother-in-law John Thomas (JT) Richey, Sister Gwenda Tedrick, Brother Robert Bennett, Paternal Grandma Deisbeck and Bella Deary Weygand, Paternal Grandfather Charles Weygand, Uncles, M.B. (Bud) Jordan, Carl Dean Jordan, Bill (Sonny) Jordan, Aunts Barbara Jordan, Dorothy Williams, Ann Weygand, Distant cousin, Maxime Weygand, a French Military Commander in World War I. Sam is survived by his wife, Eva Weygand, Sons and families, Sammy Weygand II, Andrea Weygand daughter-in-law, Grandchildren Mackenzie, Avery, Serenity, Imani, Son, Jordan Weygand, daughter-in-law Taylar Weygand, Grandchildren Adlyn Weygand, Aidan Smallwood, and Layla Weygand, Sisters Paula Weygand Hamel and brother-in-law Jan Hamel, Nephews Gary Webb, Jr , Great Nephew Shannon Webb, Nephew Marc Etter, Great Nephew Kellan Etter, Great Nieces Kinley and Lilli Etter, Niece Brandy Farley, nephew Corey Farley, Great nephew Taylor Farley, Great Niece Madyson Farley. Sister Carolyn Bennett Couch and Niece Elizabeth Couch Harris, Niece Audra Brown, Brother Raymond Lloyd Weygand, Sister-in-law Carole Weygand, Nephew Eddy Weygand, Niece Mickie Weygand, Nephew Bryan Weygand, Niece Kendie Weygand.Sister-in-laws Mary Fipps and Tracy Fipps, Nieces Amanda Woodard, Whitney Kern, Ally Fipps, Jessie Richey, Nephew Wesley Richey, Niece Mercedes Richey, Great nephews Levi and Noah Richey, Nephew John Thomas Richey Jr (Junior) and wife, Great nephew Aaron Richey, Nephew Terry Richey, Niece Donna Richey, Great Nephew Terry Joe Richey, Heath Richey, Niece Tammy Richey Carroll, Nephew-in-law Gil Carroll, Great nephew Brian Hurt, Great Nieces Gail Davis, LaCrisha Porter, Ashlynn Gillette, Nephew Marty Richey, Niece Rina Richey, Great nephew Jake Richey, Great nieces Emily Richey and Regina Richey, Nephew Roger Richey, Niece Jerri Richey, Melissa Richey, TJ Richey, Nephew Chris Richey, Niece Rachel Richey and various grandkids. Cousins Sheila and Dan Little and family, Sandra and Bob Jankowski and family, Debra and Tim Swyden and family and Gayle Cordell and family. Uncle John Williams and family. 

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Monday, December 26, 2022

1:00 - 8:00pm (Central time)

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Monday, December 26, 2022

5:00 - 8:00pm (Central time)

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Tuesday, December 27, 2022

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