Sam Ikner, 78, of Vidor died Sunday, Nov. 7 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 10 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor, with burial to follow at Williamson Cemetery on N. Hwy. 105 in Vidor.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 9 at Memorial Funeral Home.

A native of Mobile, AL., Sam was born on April 17, 1932 but has lived in Vidor since 1968. He retired as the billing and accounting clerk with Temple Eastex Papermill in Evadale. Sam also served his country in the United States Navy.

 Sam was preceded in death by his sons Gary and Richard Ikner, his parents and all of his siblings.

He is survived by his wife Delores Ikner; sons James Ikner and wife Brenda, and Anthony Ikner all of Vidor; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.