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Sam L. Jones

February 29, 1936 — May 15, 2024

Waco, Texas

Sam L. Jones

On May 15, 2024, the world said farewell to a compassionate soul, Sam Jones, who passed away in Waco Texas. Sam was born on February 29, 1936, in Eastland, Texas, and throughout his life, he left a legacy that will forever be remembered.


Sam graduated from Eastland high school and went on to further his studies at Texas Tech University. After leaving university he had a short stint in the oil fields before landing a job in insurance. Sam went on to dedicate 40 years of his life to serving the insurance industry, where he demonstrated an unwavering commitment and professionalism throughout his career. 


In Sam’s teenage years he found joy in activities like hunting, fishing, and spending time hauling cattle with his dad. These experiences laid the foundation for a lifelong love of the outdoors. Even as an adult, Sam continued to pursue his hobbies which now included camping, hiking and floating various rivers always finding solace in his love for outdoors.

Sam’s commitment to serving his community led to him dedicating time to the Foster’s Home for Children in Stephenville, and the youths summer camp.   He also was a dedicated member of the Church of Christ. Sam's circle of family and friends were profoundly touched by his presence.

 He was preceded in death by Samuel “Fritz” Jones and Leona Jones. His beloved wife, Joella, and three children Gary, Jana and Chris.
 
Left behind to cherish his memory are his daughter Melynda and her husband Howie along with their children Timothy, Jeremy, and Samantha; son Scott and his wife Debbie with their children Jared and Joshua; son Larry and wife Bonnie with their children Morgan, Trenton and Cole; daughter Melissa her husband Tim and their children Hailey, Taylor, Caden and Ryan; fifteen great-grandchildren; sister Kathie and husband Ronnie; as well as a multitude of other family members and friends who were fortunate enough to be touched by his kindness.
 
A viewing for Sam will take place at Lakeshore Church of Christ on Lake Shore Drive in Waco on May 24th from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM followed by a Funeral Service at 11:00 AM. The burial will then be held at Bosqueville Cemetery to pay final respects to this remarkable man.
 

Sam's legacy of love for family, passion for nature, and dedication to his work will continue to inspire all those who had the honor of knowing him. In our hearts forever remembered - rest in peace Sam.
 

 In lieu of flowers, please honor Sam’s wishes and make memorial contributions to the Foster’s Home for Children in Stephenville, TX.


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Visitation

Friday, May 24, 2024

10:00 - 10:45 am (Central time)

Lakeshore Church of Christ (Lake Shore Drive, Waco, TX)

2800 Lake Shore Drive, Waco, TX 76708

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Funeral Service

Friday, May 24, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Lakeshore Church of Christ (Lake Shore Drive, Waco, TX)

2800 Lake Shore Drive, Waco, TX 76708

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Burial

Friday, May 24, 2024

12:30 - 1:30 pm (Central time)

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