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Samuel “Sam” M. Morlock, age 72, of Lowell, passed away on Wednesday, February 9, 2022.

He was born on October 17, 1949, in Reed City, to Milton & Dorothy (Leinwebber) Morlock.  Sam married Betty R. Renfrow on June 14, 1975.  Sam proudly served his country in the U.S. Army.  He worked as a setup mechanic for Amway until retirement.  Sam enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, planting trees and going to the casino as well as volunteering at the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital and being a Victim Advocate Volunteer for the Kent County Sheriff’s Department for several years.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Morlock; daughter, Jamie (Ryan) Watrous; grandchildren, Tyler Morlock, Denver VanBeek, Kyle Myers and Zach Watrous; great-grandson, Kinsler Morlock; great-granddaughter, Silvia VanBeek; sister, Sue (Lance) Morlock; and special nice, Jacqueline Gray.

He is preceded in death by his son, Steve M. Morlock; parents, Milton & Dorothy; sister, Linda Langworthy; and in-laws, Ralph & Arlene Renfro

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Friday, February 18, 2022, at First Baptist Church, 2275 W. Main Street, Lowell.  Visitation will continue at 10:00 am on Saturday, February 19, 2022, at the church with a Memorial Service being held at 11:00 am.  Burial will take place at Oakwood Cemetery in the spring.

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Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, (616) 452-3006, honored providers of Veterans Funeral Care.


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15 Condolences

  1. Jean Wahlfield on February 18, 2022 at 3:25 pm

    Betty – Thinking of you with deepest Sympathy. Comfort and peace to you and your Family.

    – Jean Wahlfield, Alpine Township.

  2. Cris & Ed Shearer on February 19, 2022 at 9:17 am

    We are so sorry to hear about Sam’s passing. He was always a joy to be around and so up-beat. Please know our hearts are with you during your time of grief. It will take time but some day things will be better for you and your family.

  3. Dave Biller on March 7, 2022 at 12:25 pm

    So saddened for the passing of my classmate, Sam, 😢, he was a great friend, 🙏🙏,
    Dave Biller

  4. Fern Barnett on April 10, 2022 at 6:18 pm

    Just read this. So sorry
    We laughed a lot.

  5. Cindy (Baker) Watkins on April 14, 2022 at 4:13 pm

    Betty and family,
    I just heard today of Sam’s passing. So sorry, I have so many fond memories of Sam, we had many laughs together he was so much fun. Laughed to myself over the years of those silly times. Wonderful person,he will be missed but the memories will live forever.

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