Oklahoma City, Okla., farrier Samuel Chesnut passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. He was 70.
Chestnut was a graduate of Oklahoma Horseshoeing School in Purcell, Okla. He shod horses around the Oklahoma City area for some time. During the 1970s, he traveled with his family showing Tennessee Walking Horses. He and his horse Checkmate won at the Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration.
He also was long-time youth pastor and associate pastor at Capitol Hill Church of God, as well as pastoring at the First Church of God in Norman and the South Sooner Cowboy Church in Midwest City. Chestnut also served for 27 years as a police officer for the Oklahoma City Police Department, including 10 years in assault with the Tactical Team and 14 years as a sniper.
Viewing will be from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31 at Mercer-Adams Funeral Service in Bethany, Okla. The family will greet friends from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 at Bethany First Church of the Nazarene. The interment, with honors, will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens.