Samuel Park Aldrich Sr., 93 of Dumas, passed away on Sunday, May 13, 2018. Memorial services will be held at 1 o’clock in the afternoon on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at First Christian Church with Rev. Darrell Wait, pastor of the church, officiating. Private family burial will take place in Dumas Cemetery under the direction of Morrison Funeral Directors.
Sam was born on July 17, 1924 in Thomas, OK to Frederick and Millie (Park) Aldrich. Just before graduation from high school, he enlisted in the United States Navy where he proudly served his country as a Radioman 2nd Class. He returned home and would eventually go on to receive his diploma from Montrose High School in Colorado. He was united in marriage to Harriet Moore on August 26, 1942 In Montrose, Colorado. The couple would move to Dumas in 1956 where they would raise their family. After working for Gordon Stores and Levines, Sam would establish Aldrich’s Menswear which he and his wife would operate until their retirement in 1986. Sam loved to golf and could be found on the course most every day; he even recorded two holes in one. Sam was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and will be greatly missed.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife in 2009; son Gregory Michael Aldrich in 1966; and his siblings.
He is survived by his son: Sam Aldrich II and wife Lora of Dumas; granddaughters: Stephanie Aldrich Milbourn and husband Curtis of San Angelo, TX, Jennifer Cockrill and husband Tony of Allen, TX, Lisa Aldrich of Lubbock, TX; great grandchildren: Sarah Feese and husband Andrew of Houston, TX, Gregory Carrell, Stephen Carrell, Lauren Lopez and Noah Lopez, all of Lubbock; several nieces and nephews.
The family suggests with gratitude that memorials be made to Open Heart Hospice, 508 N Taylor, Amarillo TX, 79107.
The family will be at 203 Carson.
Sam &Lara... Sending our prayers to you and the family over the loss of your Dad. Sam was always so sweet and kind to me and my family, and I will always treasure the years we lived as neighbors in”our little circle”. Your Mom and Dad were great friends to Mother and Daddy, and Greg and I had a special friendship that I treasure to this day. Knowing they are ALL in the arms of Jesus and together makes my heart glad. Thinking of you 🙏🏻🙏🏻 Linda& Randall
Linda ( Sissy) Burns RobinsonBorger, TX
One of the most influential men in my high school years ... R.I.P.
Judith & Terry BallTERRELL, TX
Sam was a good friend and a great neighbor. We looked forward to his Christmas popcorn and an always pleasant visit. Sam and Harriet were very typical of what made Dumas what it was.
David McMurryAmarillo, TX
I love you Grandy! I will miss your whistling, the great times we spent together. You blessed my life in countless remarkable ways.
Kelly CarrellSpearman, TX
Prayers for your family Sam. So sorry for your loss.
Kenneth BumpasDumas, TX
Sam n family
So sorry in the loss of your father. He was a great man.
Peggy RobertsDumas, TX
Our prayers are with you all.
Johnny & Cindy DobbinsDumas, TX
Stephanie so sorry for your loss
Sheryl spruellDumas, TX
You will be missed, thank you for your friendship.
Dacell ShamburgerLongview, TX
Dear Sam , And Family ,
So Sorry hear about Sam . Know he up in Heaven visting with Daddy . And who know what them to are talking about He Was a Great Man so glad Daddy and him was good Friends.At the home . Praying for you all . God be with you all each day .
MaryK Harbour And FamilyStinnett, TX
Blessings to you Sam and Lora! I remember Sam Sr. from all my growing up years! My parents were Charles and Willa Christie. I'll be lifting you and your family as you mourn Sam's death, and prepare to celebrate his long and exemplary life.
Janie Christie HenifordPonca City, OK