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Who Sammy Masters
What Sammy Masters, 50s Country and Western, Rockabilly Star for Five Decades
When March 8, 2013
Where Orange, CA

Samuel T. Lawmaster, also known by his stage name of "Sammy Masters", passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, March 8 in Orange at the age of 82.

He was a member of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Born in Sasakwa, Oklahoma on July 18, 1930, Sam moved to L.A. and became a fixture in the country western and rockabilly music scene of Southern California from the 1950's through the next five decades.

He wrote songs that were recorded by Pasty Cline, Bobby Darin and Wayne Newton, and wrote the famous "Go See Cal" jingle for Worthington Dodge.

He appeared on Dick Clark's "American Bandstand", and hosted his own TV music variety shows in L.A. in the 1960's, featuring guests such as Johnny Cash and Glen Campbell.

He also was an accomplished soil engineer for the County of Orange, and will be greatly missed by all for his since of humor, hard work, and tender devotion to his beloved wife and family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his 3 brothers and 2 sisters, and is survived by his wife, Maria; 6 children, 19 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

Funeral Mass, Monday March 18, 10:00 a.m. at St. Norbert Catholic Church. Interment to follow reception at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery. Shannon Bryan Mortuary.

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