Samuel E Hayworth

February 28, 1933 - September 7, 2019
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Funeral services for Samuel Elam (Sam) Hayworth will be held Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 2 pm at the First Baptist Church in Carnegie, Oklahoma. Hayworth, age 86, of Carnegie, passed from this life on Saturday, September 7, 2019.

Sam Hayworth was born near Clayton, New Mexico, on February 28, 1933. He and his brothers, Murray and Jerry, were raised north of Texhoma, Oklahoma, where their father, Enos Maltravis Hayworth and mother Mary Griffith, operated a farm and ranch. After graduating from Texhoma High School in 1951, he attended Panhandle A&M College in Goodwell, Oklahoma. It was there where he met and married his wife of 66 years, Ernestine Pollard.

After a two-year enlistment in the U.S. Army (1956-1958), Sam graduated from college in 1959 and began his public education career in a one room school in Holly, Colorado. He taught in the Anadarko (Oklahoma) Public Schools from 1960 to 1968 as an elementary science teacher and assistant principal. In 1968 he accepted the position of Junior High School Principal in the Carnegie (Oklahoma) Public Schools and ended his career back in the classroom as a science teacher in 1993.

Sam enjoyed traveling and passed on that joy to his two sons, Douglas and Gary. With both parents being teachers, summers were filled with camping adventures from the Rio Grande River to Alaska and most points in between. In retirement, he combined his love of travel with his love of serving others. As a volunteer, Sam travelled over the United States assisting in the construction and remodel of churches, parsonages and youth homes.

A big part of Sam’s life was his dedication to the Royal Ambassadors youth program in the Baptist Church and Gideons International. Sam influenced countless lives in his 30+ years working with boys in the activities of the Royal Ambassadors. He work tirelessly distributing Bibles and coordinating Gideon speakers for local churches for 30+ years. Through these activities it is impossible to calculate the numbers of lives impacted by Sam’s servant spirit.

He is survived by his wife, Ernestine, of the home; sons; Doug (wife Terri) of Anadarko, Gary (wife Terri) of Edmond; grandchildren Susanna Roberts (husband Anthony), Caroline Essex (husband Ryan), Benjamin Hayworth, Samuel Hayworth, Hunter Hayworth, Matthew Hayworth (wife Tessa) and Hannah Hayworth; great-grandchildren Camille Essex, James Roberts and baby Roberts.

Burial will be in the Carnegie Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Gideons International, . or the Oklahoma Baptist Relief Fund.

Funeral Service: 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 10, 2019
First Baptist Church
Carnegie, Oklahoma
Interment: Carnegie Cemetery
Carnegie, Oklahoma

Service Information

Date: September 10, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm
Date: September 10, 2019

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Warren Jones
Farmersville, TX
He was a good man that had a position impact on lots of people.
Chris Hodges
Gilmer, TX
He was a good man and always fun to talk with. He will be missed.
Mark & Lydia Hooper
Mtn. View, OK
May GOD be with you and comfort you.
Margaret Roman Nose
My prayers and condolences for the family.  He was my Jr High principle and was very sincere.
Milton otis jr
Lawton, OK
Rest in peace Mr Hayworth.I will be forever grateful to have known you sir. I will miss all the conversation we had. My prayers of comfort for your family' you
Joe Nelson
Edmond, OK
Rest In Peace, Mr Hayworth. You were a positive in my life and I will be forever grateful.
I'm glad we were able to visit often over the last couple of years.
Deanna (Ratliff) Bernius
Newman, IL
He was a wonderful man who had a huge impact on a lot of our lives.
Danny Behne
Norman, OK
Sorry for the loss of a very good man!
The Washburns
Arlington, TX
Doug, very sorry for you and your family’s loss.  All of you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Brian, Deanna and Tyler Washburn
David Chaddlesone
Anadarko, OK
Sincere Condolences to the family.
Robert Gilbert
Moore, OK
Sam was a Great Principal at Carnegie & he showed his Faith in the Lord to all. God Bless and condolences to your Family, and you can at least have Grace in knowing where he will spend Eternal Life.
Bill Reedy
Carnegie, OK
My Love & Prayers Go Out To You. He was a Truly Christian Man who served God Daily, whatever he was doing or wherever he was at. I Truly Appreciated and Loved Mr. Hayworth. He was Very Special and God took him home. We spent a lot of time together in his last years and he was a True Inspiration to me.
Kelly Harris
Carnegie, OK
The wind blows freely as it wishes, and such are those born of the Spirit.
Linda Dyer
Carnegie, OK
Love this man and his wife and sons. Such a great man of God. He is loved by many and has brought many to know Christ through his work over the years. I will always have a great respect and memory of him.
Phil and Carla Hawkins
Wichita Falls, TX
We're so sorry to hear of Sam's passing...He was a wonderful man and a friend to so many...We all loved him and you too Ernestine.. We will keep you in our prayers.. God Bless you and your sons and family...
Lance Temple
Wichita Falls, TX
Sam was such a great family man, loving husband, and a friend to everyone he came in contact with.  Sam was very special to both my parents...….they loved travelling together all across the country with him and his wife Ernestine.  I'm sorry to hear of his passing from this earth, but I am rejoicing that he is finally at home, at peace, and with the Lord! God bless you and your entire precious family.  I send my love to you all...…………...
Lynn Munoz
Carnegie, OK
Wonderful educator, man of integrity & servant of God. He always had a smile for everyone. Much love & respect for him, my sincere condolences to his family...
Monica (Botone) Johanntoberns
Anadarko, OK
Mr. Hayworth was my Science teacher in elementary school and had a positive impact on my life.  My sincere condolences to Mrs. Hayworth and family.
Sarita Unap Tofpi
Carnegie, OK
My condolences. Prayers for your family.
Curtis s
Lindsay, OK
Mr.Hayworth, you were an inspiration too many , your life was a testament to your faith, and it showed in your living, you will be missed RIP
Martha Bridwell Williams
Mustang, OK
I’m truly sorry for your loss! You will be in my prayers.
Melinda Witte
Chickasha, OK
When the 6th graders in Anadarko merged and went to Sequoyah Elementary (1965-1966), Mr. Hayworth was my homeroom teacher.  He was an awesome teacher and a wonderful man.  I've always had fond memories of him.  RIP, Mr. Hayworth.
Leanita Laney
Yukon, OK
My Condolences. He was a good man.
Butch Spence
Anadarko, OK
He was a kind gentleman always had a smile a great teacher .l have only find memories of him . Love to the family Doug and Terri
Becky Lowe family
Carnegie, OK
Sam was a wonderful Christian man. I’m so proud that I knew him. He will be missed by all.  Prayers for you today and in the days to come.
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