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Samuel Lee Maynard, Jr.

Funeral services for Samuel Lee Maynard Jr., 55, Pomona, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 25, 2023, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.


Mr. Maynard passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Missouri.


He was born March 6, 1968, at West Plains, Missouri, to Sam and Opal Lea Maynard.  Sammy graduated from West Plains High School with the Class of 1986. On September 22, 1990, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Marie Costello.  He loved going to auctions and finding good deals.  Sammy enjoyed going to the car races, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.  He helped in need.  Sammy was a loving husband, great dad and wonderful person.  He was so proud of his family and of course his sweet loving daughter, who he loved helping her remodel her home.   Sammy worked at DRS Technologies for thirty-five years where he made a lot of very good friends.


He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Maynard and their daughter, Morgan Marie Maynard; niece, Krista Lair and husband, Heath and their children, Brett, Connor, Mason and Jax; sister-in-law, Robin Jordan; niece, Jenna Wintenberg and husband, Derek and their daughter, Gryffin; mother-in-law, Betty Costello; brother-in-law, Charlie Costello; aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family; his close friends Roger Smith and Robert Ford; and his many co-workers and friends from DRS.


His parents, one sister, Janice Squire, brother-in-law, Danny Squire; one brother, Pete Jordan and father-in-law, Charles Costello, preceded him in death.


Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Friday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to OMC Cancer Treatment Center and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO  65775. Online condolences may be expressed at