Obituary photo of Melvin Sams%2c+Sr., Louisville-KY
In Loving Memory of

Melvin R. "Bud" Sams, Sr.

1944 - 2023
Obituary photo of Melvin Sams%2c+Sr., Louisville-KY
In Loving Memory of

Melvin R. "Bud" Sams, Sr.

1944 - 2023

Services & Gatherings

Services & Gatherings

Visitation:
Thursday, January 26, 2023 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions
3309 Ballard Lane
New Albany, IN  47150
(812) 949-9900
Service:
Friday, January 27, 2023 at 11:00am
Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions
3309 Ballard Lane
New Albany, IN  47150
(812) 949-9900
Interment:
Fairview Cemetery
New Albany, Indiana
Newcomer - S. Indiana Chapel (812-949-9900) is assisting the family
Melvin R. "Bud" Sams, Sr. Life story video
Melvin R. "Bud" Sams, Sr., 78, of Elizabeth, Indiana, passed away on Friday, January 20, 2023. Bud worked for Hoosier Panel for 20 years and Floyd Central School for 19 years until his retirement. He was a member of Faith Fellowship Church in Elizabeth.

He was born on January 25, 1944, in Georgetown, Indiana, to the late Charles and Viola (Riley) Sams. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his siblings, Betty (Rocky) Rake, Irene Sams, Shirley Peppler, Gary (Angie) Sams, and Madeline Durbin.

Bud is survived by his loving wife of over 59 years, Vada (Meek) Sams; children, Richard (Kim) Sams, Tracy (Tim) Troutman, and Melvin "Micky" (Marilyn) Sams, Jr.; grandchildren, Amanda (Billy), Joshua (Kayla), Courtney, Hallie, Caden, and Olivia (Matt); 5 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Jim Durbin; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 26, 2023, at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany). His Funeral Service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home with entombment to follow at Fairview Cemetery in New Albany.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bud’s memory can be made to Hosparus of Southern Indiana (502 Hausfeldt Lane, New Albany, IN 47150).

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Services & Gatherings

Services & Gatherings

Visitation:
Thursday, January 26, 2023 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions
3309 Ballard Lane
New Albany, IN  47150
(812) 949-9900
Service:
Friday, January 27, 2023 at 11:00am
Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions
3309 Ballard Lane
New Albany, IN  47150
(812) 949-9900
Interment:
Fairview Cemetery
New Albany, Indiana
Newcomer - S. Indiana Chapel (812-949-9900) is assisting the family

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