of Mountain View, AR
August 10, 1926 - April 24, 2022
Samuel Henry Younger, 95, of St. James, passed away on April 24, 2022. Sam Younger was born in Mayes County, Oklahoma on August 10, 1926 to William Stanley & Cora Dell Greenway Younger. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Francis Younger, his son Kenny Dale Younger, his daughter Cora Sue Younger Wade, and his siblings William Boyce ''Bud'' Younger, Elsie Edith Younger Davis, Pauline I. Younger Reeves, Sonja Marvene Younger Manning, and Julia Melvene Younger Williams. He is survived by his only grandchild, Susan ''Wade'' Younger, and many nephews and nieces.Sam Younger grew up in Stone County, Arkansas and was a living library about historical events in Mountain View and the rich ancestry of his relatives. At the age of nine, Sam picked up the fiddle and taught himself to play by ear. For those who wouldn't know, Sam Younger was one of the last of the Ozark dance-fiddlers, and he has played for many thousands of square dances, waltzes, jiggin's, etc. He was a recipient of the Joseph Mulkey Kent fiddle award, and his own legacy will live on through the tunes he played and stories he told. He served his country with honor in the US Army, and he was a Veteran of World War II. Sam was a member of the Methodist Church. He always enjoyed sitting on the porch, visiting with company and telling stories. While flowers are welcome, please consider donating to the Music Roots program, whose goal is to expose students to folk music so special to this region and to encourage students to play traditional folk instruments. The Committee of One Hundred PO Box 2111 Mountain View, AR 72560Or consider a tree tribute in honor of Sam Younger through Trees for a Change. When you give trees as remembrance gifts, a real tree will be planted in a U.S. National Forest in their honor.
Susan, Linda and the rest of the family may your fond memories of Mr. Sam comfort you in your time of grief.
Mr Sam we are going to miss you so much..Jimmy will always remember the days that you and Melva played together at the Catfish house .. I loved you after I came along …RiP Mr Sam you will be missed
It was an honor and pleasure to know such a unique and special man. Rest in peace.
One of my heroes. Great WWII stories and great stories about my Campbell family that he grew up around. Miss him already
Sam I will always think if u since i grew up in Dugan and have played a tune or two with umay God enjoy your great Fiddling and music.
Sending prayers & sympathy to family & friends. Mr. Younger obviously brought great joy to many with his musical gift! A life well lived.
Keeping the Younger family & friends close in thought and prayer. We are so sorry for the loss of your precious war-veteran, father, great-grandfather, friend & bluegrass legend. What a legacy he left for all of us to remember.
A great man. My condolences to the family. ❤️
Privileged to have known and made music with this Arkansas legend! Rest in peace, Sam.
Sorry to hear about Sam he was a good man who shared many stories with me. RIP friend
So sorry Sam will truly be missed ! Prayers 🙏🙏🙏
I will miss you so much. I loved playing music with you since I was a little girl. You treated me like a daughter and you will never be forgotten I Love you.
Uncle Sam, you will be missed, all your stories and music and your love for reminiscing on generations of family. Sure wish I had taken notes. I love you
Will miss our many talks about our ancestors, military and life in general. He was a walking encyclopedia. Anytime I needed to know something about our ancestors I just called Sam. Sure will miss him. RIP Dear one! Ruby Nell
Our thoughts & prayers go out to your family & loved one's. I know he will be greatly missed, by all who knew him. Wanda Wade Sutton & Larry Sutton.
Rest In Peace ,Friend...
Our prayers and love are with you all . Willie Ford and family