Dr. Samuel H. Power Jr.

April 15, 2021

Dr. Samuel H. Power Jr., 73, of Frankfort, died April 15, 2021 at Witham Hospital Extended Care, Lebanon, Ind.  He was born February 12, 1948 in Clinton County, Ind. to the late Samuel H. Power Sr and Mary M. (Bojinoff) Power.  He was formerly married to Monica L. Ridenour.

He was a 1966 graduate of Frankfort High School and a graduate of Indiana University with a degree in Optometry.  He was a long-time eye doctor in Frankfort with his office being on 1608 E. Wabash St. and a lifelong Frankfort resident.  He formerly attended St. Matthew United Methodist Church and was a former member of the Frankfort Jaycees, Frankfort Kiwanis, and the Indianapolis Ski Club.  He loved history, traveling to historic sites and I.U. Basketball.  Sam enjoyed his practice, his patients and believed in Community Service.

Visitation and Services

Private family services were held. Entombment was in Clinton County Mausoleum, Green Lawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Clinton County Humane Society, P.O. 455, Frankfort, IN 46041.

Survived by:

Son: Samuel H. Power of Bloomington, Ind., Sister: Donna (Brent) Threlkeld of Indianapolis, Nieces & Nephews: Ashley Nichols Blevins, Claire Threlkeld Januils, Jeff Threlkeld and Scott Threlkeld and nine grand nieces and nephews.

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16 Condolences for “Dr. Samuel H. Power Jr.”

  1. Rise Compton April 17, 2021 at 10:11 am

    We are sad to learn of the passing of our dear classmate. Sam served on the reunion committee for many years. Sincere sympathies to his family.
    Risé Miller Compton
    FSHS Class 1966

  2. Shiela Scott April 17, 2021 at 10:46 am

    So sorry to hear this! Sam was a longtime family friend and we enjoyed many good conversations over the years. He was the Best Optometrist and such a great guy! RIP SAM!

  3. Tom & Phyllis Hoyer April 17, 2021 at 11:00 am

    So sorry to hear of Sam’s passing. He was a great guy from a wonderful family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Donna, Sam and family.

  4. Donna Denton April 17, 2021 at 11:26 am

    Donna,
    I am sorry to hear about your loss of Sam. I always enjoyed being with him at our family gatherings. I’m sure he will be missed by many. My thoughts are with you and your family.

    Donna Bitner Denton

  5. Louise (Mills) Smith April 17, 2021 at 11:40 am

    So sorry for your loss. We played in band and orchestra at Frankfort High School. He was always kind and had a quick smile. Always remember the good memories and enjoyable times.

  6. Chuck Snavely April 18, 2021 at 8:59 am

    My condolences to Donna and the rest of Sam’s family. Enjoyed knowing Sam during our time at FSHS.
    With fond memories,
    Chuck Snavely

  7. Debbie Kraner April 18, 2021 at 11:35 am

    I started my optical career with Sam in the 80’s. He was a great boss and mentor and constantly told me I had a natural ability to make adjustment’s and repairs. I went on to become an ABOC Optician and
    Paraoptometric professional. As the years went on and I worked for other Dr.’s, every time we ran into each other he would still compliment me on my optical skills. Sam was a great influence in my life.

  8. Jacqueline J. Rose April 18, 2021 at 4:28 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of Sam’s passing. I’ve lost contact with most of the family at this point, having lived out of state for so long, but I still care about you all.

  9. Jacque Douglas April 18, 2021 at 8:42 pm

    Donna,
    I was sorry to read of Sam’s passing. I thought back to the hours we all spent together growing up. Whether it was building a fort, playing kickball, holding a talent show, putting on a Fourth of July neighborhood parade, playing hide-and-seek or any of the other childhood activities we did, we had a good time. I know you have many other fond memories, which I hope are of comfort to you and the rest of the family. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Jacque (Huffer) Douglas

  10. Dennis Power April 19, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    I am sorry to hear about your loss.

  11. Bush Fullerton April 20, 2021 at 12:22 pm

    Sam was such a great volunteer in the 1980’s and 90’s. Always made it more fun doing Jaycees and Kiwanis projects when Sammy was there, and he was always there. And then their was IU basketball fandom. Sammy was a charter member of our IUBCPA (IU basketball couch potato association). Our group always met at a common location to view the games on TV. The host provided food, while members were responsible for their own beverage. Excused absences were OK only if you had tickets to attend the game. RIP Sam, memories of you will always make me smile or laugh out loud.

  12. Shandel L. Wallsmith April 20, 2021 at 2:36 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Sam was my eye doctor for many years. He was a great man and will be missed. Bless you all.

  13. Marjorie Copas April 21, 2021 at 7:04 pm

    Thinking of the family during this difficult time. So sorry for your loss.

  14. Steve & Beth Keeney April 21, 2021 at 9:11 pm

    Dr. Sam was a great, caring eye Dr. He was concerned with his patients and a few times met us at the office after business hours to see us. To his family and friends, sorry about your loss. May you find peace in your fond memories.

  15. Randy Ridgway April 22, 2021 at 2:26 pm

    Sorry to learn of Sam’s death at too young of an age. We were great pals when we both returned to Frankfort following college. We played a lot of golf together in the late 70’s and 80’s, as well as tennis. We both skied and made trips to northern Michigan, Vail, Steamboat Springs, and Aspen Colorado. We also went to Innsbruck, Austria in 1982. And we spent many years in the Frankfort Jaycees together. Sam loved the Haunted House project and would spend countless hours beginning in September building out the rooms in the upstairs of the old Ross Building. He ran a great optometry practice and was very well respected. He was also a very caring son and looked after his mother in her later years.
    R.I.P. my friend.

  16. Lynn Maish April 22, 2021 at 4:42 pm

    Thoughts and prayers for the family and friends of Sam. He was my eye doctor for many years. Such a nice guy and committed member of our community. Sorry for your loss.

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