|Birth: ||Sep. 29, 1923|
|Death: ||Apr. 28, 2012|
Samuel Lafayette "Sam" Futch, Jr., 88, courageously made his final safe flight home on Saturday, April 28, 2012, to be with his Lord and Savior.
Sam was born on Saturday, September 29, 1923, in Barnum, Texas to Samuel L. Futch, Sr. and Bessie Williams Hughes. He proudly served our country in the United States Air Force during World War II, the Berlin Air Lift, the Korean War and Viet Nam War . Sam retired after 25 years as a Senior Master Sergeant and was regarded as one of the best aircraft mechanics. During WWII, he was responsible for a P-47 – "The Fighting Gator" that flew 200 missions without a mechanical failure.
Sam was preceded in death by his first wife, Claudia Mai and second wife, Lou Beth (Betty). He was also preceded in death by his granddaughter, Shanna Marie. He is survived by his sister, Bessie Myrtice Clamon, of Chester Texas; his children, Ron Futch and wife Donna, Wayne Futch and wife Donna, Steve Futch and wife Sandye and Sue Carol Dacquisto and husband Tony. Sam left a legacy of grandchildren and step grandchildren: Tiersa, Shanna Michelle, Veronica, Beth, Adam Wayne, Misty Lynn, Bill and Jason; great grandchildren: Kristin, Moses, Breann, Gerron, Gen'a, Kendon, Lilly, Graydon, Morgan, Cade, Jackson, Taylor Lynn and Bryan; numerous step great grandchildren, other loving relatives and dear friends.
The family will receive friends at the graveside from 10:30am until service time at 11:30am on Saturday, May 5th at Woodlawn Cemetery, 1101 Antoine in Houston.
All flowers must be delivered to Waltrip Funeral Directors, 1415 Campbell Road, Houston, Texas 77055, prior to 5:00pm on Friday, May 4th.
For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors.
Waltrip Funeral Home
Samuel Lafayette Futch (1865 - 1953)
Bessie Williams Futch (1887 - 1971)
Lou Beth Fulgham Futch (1930 - 2009)*
Created by: Elaine
Record added: May 03, 2012
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