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Sammy Lee “Sam” Miller, 71, born on December 9, 1952, in Lamar, Colorado, left this world on February 5, 2024, in Amarillo, Texas. He was the beloved son of Glenn and Fern Miller. Sam’s early years were filled with love and laughter, growing up in a close-knit family.
Sam’s time in the United States Army shaped his character and instilled a sense of duty within him. He served his country with honor.
After his military service, Sam forged a long and fulfilling career as a truck driver. He spent most of his time with Levi and Walmart, where he not only excelled professionally but also formed some of his closest, lifelong friendships.
Sam’s infectious sense of humor and his ornery nature brought joy and laughter to his family and friends’ lives. He will forever be remembered as a man who had a zest for life and a genuine love for those around him.
One of Sam’s greatest joys in life was traveling with his beloved wife, Cindy. They explored countless destinations together, creating beautiful memories along the way. Their adventures were filled with laughter and love. Their shared experiences served as a testament to their love and the depths of their connection.
Sam was a loving husband, father, and friend who will be deeply missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings Max Miller, Thelma Darnell, Jack Miller, and Bonnie Copess. Though their absence was deeply felt, their memories were cherished and kept alive in Sam’s heart.
Sam’s legacy will continue through the loved ones he leaves behind. His loving wife, Cindy Miller, stood by his side for over four decades. They were married on January 26, 1980, in Amarillo, Texas. Their marriage was built on a foundation of love, respect, and unwavering support. Together, they created a lifetime of cherished memories.
Sam’s children, Katari Buck (Steven James) and Jackie Belden (Cullen), and grandchildren, Gunnar Belden and Tanner Belden, were the pride and joy of his life. He cherished every moment spent with them, nurturing their dreams and supporting them through life’s challenges.
In addition to his children and grandchildren, Sam is survived by his sisters Sherry Piner (Garry), Virginia Barnhart, and Connie Woods (Darrell), and by many beloved nieces and nephews. Their bond was unbreakable, and they provided strength and comfort to one another throughout the years. Sam was grateful for their unwavering support and love.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at Sam’s Memorial Service, which will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 10, 2024, at Lighthouse Funeral Home, 3707 Wolflin Avenue in Amarillo, Texas. The service will be a celebration of Sam’s life, honoring the impact he had on all who knew him.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to Lost Pets of Amarillo at https://www.
Sam will be missed immensely, but his spirit will continue to live on through the memories he created and the love he shared. May he find eternal peace as he joins his loved ones who have gone before him.