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William Samuel "Sam" Studstill

July 21, 1925 — February 28, 2024

Forsyth, Georgia

William Samuel "Sam" Studstill, age 98, passed away on February 28, 2024, at Monroe County Hospital after a brief illness.

 Funeral Services will be held Monday March 4, 2024, at Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery 2617 Vinson Highway Milledgeville Georgia, with Reverend David Martin officiating.    In lieu of flowers the family request donations to The Pregnancy Center 562 N Lee Street Forsyth, Georgia or Samaritan’s Purse PO Box 3000, Boone N.C. 28607

Sam was born July 21, 1925, in Jacksonville, Georgia, to Melvin Studstill and Maggie Studstill. He lived in Jacksonville on the family farm with his parents and two sisters until he graduated high school and was drafted. 

  Sam was a proud Veteran of the US Army and bravely served in World War II with the 88 Division as a communications technician in Italy. He remained in Italy with the occupational forces before returning home.  

After Sam returned to the states he married Mary Seigler, they moved to Macon, and he became a licensed electrician he worked several jobs before partnering and eventually owning his own electrical business.  Sam and Mary owned and operated Wildwood County Store on Zebulon Road for several years.  After Mary died in 2009 Sam learned to use a computer and reconnected with veterans from the 88th division, he traveled to Italy for a Memorial Service for veterans and made several other trips to Italy his last trip was in 2019. His research he was able to provide information to families of other veterans concerning where they served as well as where the veterans were buried.  Sam was a jack of all trades and his creative ability enabled him to paint and carve.  

Sam is survived by his daughter Susan Leonhard (Erik) of Forsyth, son David Studstill (Gregg), 6 grandchildren; Logan, Phillip, Molly, Wesley, Micah, Timothy; 11 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, and faithful companion Joann Huffman. 

In addition to his parents Sam was preceded in death by his wife Mary Studstill and his sisters.  

The family wishes to thank the wonderful personnel at Monroe County Hospital and Drs Caldwell and Goodwin for their care in Sam’s final days. 

Monroe County Memorial Chapel 86 West Main St Forsyth, Georgia has charge of the arrangements.

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Monday, March 4, 2024

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery

2617 Vinson Hwy, Milledgeville, GA 31061

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