Dallas Sams

Born: Fri., Jan. 17, 1947
Died: Tue., Apr. 3, 2018


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Mon., Apr. 09, 2018
Location: Shirley & Stout
Lincoln Road Chapel

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Mon., Apr. 09, 2018
Location: Shirley & Stout
Lincoln Road Chapel

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Dallas Sams, 71, Kokomo, passed away at 10:53 am Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at his son’s home.  He was born January 17, 1947, in Grey Hawk, KY.  He was the son of the late Rubin Sams & Lily (Parrett) Sams Roberts.  On November 17, 1968, in Grey Hawk, KY, he married Linda Forester who preceded him in death on September 25, 2016.

Dallas served with the United States Army from 1966-1969 earning the rank of Private.  He received a Purple Heart during his service in Vietnam.  He retired from IMI after 33 years of service.  Dallas enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, and riding around on his golf cart.  He loved spending time with his family, his grandchildren, and his great-grandchildren, and taking them fishing.    

Dallas is survived by his children, Dallas M. (Brenda) Sams, Lagro, IN, Timothy (Cyndi) Sams, Wabash, and LaDonna Sams, Kokomo; grandchildren, Ashli Sams, Andru (Kayla) Sams, Scott Pearson, Christian Sams, Kayla Sams, and Alexis Sams; step-grandchildren, Aaron Creech, and  Bethanie (Darrell) Martin; great-grandchildren, Qorlana Walker, Bentley Martin, and Averie Henschen; special friend, Deb Mullins, and her granddaughter, Jasmine Horvath; siblings, Adrian Sams, Kokomo, Lucille DeBarr, Atlanta, IN, Carol Lake Schreibeis, Sunman, IN, Molly Menchaca, Noblesville, and Chris Summers, Tompkinsville, KY.

Dallas was preceded in death by his father, Rubin Sams; mother, Lily Sams Roberts; step-father, Alex Roberts; siblings, Bill Sams, Charles Sams, Helen Griffen, Rubin Sams; grandson, Austin Sams; and great-grandson, Liam Martin.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm Monday, April 9, 2018, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home, 1315 West Lincoln Road, Kokomo, with Pastor Steve McKee officiating.  Burial will follow in Crown Point Cemetery.  Friends are invited to visit with the family from 11-1 pm Monday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made in Dallas’ memory to the Jim “Moose” Carden Kids Fishing Clinic.  Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com

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James & Robin Daniels
   Posted Fri April 06, 2018
Dallas was a great guy that will be missed by many at Mar-Brook Campground. Gonna miss those barbecue ribs that he was always bring up to us on that orange golf cart that was always playing his favorite county music. Rest in Heaven Dallas......the angels were waiting for you.......

Don and Kathy Wolfe
   Posted Fri April 06, 2018
Dallas you will truly be missed at the campground. You and Linda would always bring the little fur babies around on the golf cart to see us and Tink always knew when she was getting close to our camper. She would start barking so I would know to get her a treat. RIP my friends.

Charles and Norma Sams and family
   Posted Fri April 06, 2018
Sorry to hear that Dallas passed away.

Michelle Aubrey
   Posted Tue April 10, 2018
Dallas was a good ,hard working man and back when we were young we were friends and stayed friends along time, got to see them againthe past five years, and I pray for you kids, know could for a better dad, and such a great husband, he worked hard to get Linda everything she wanted, they were a true love story! Rip Dallas, no more pain, and l no my dad is probably fishing to! I know you are, and fish you only dreamed about!