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Christopher Samford

April 4, 1960 — March 14, 2016

Christopher Samford

Christopher Briley Samford passed away unexpectedly on March 14, 2016. He was 55 years old and a long-time resident of Santa Fe, TX. Chris was a Plant Manager at Mainland Concrete and had been with the company for 21 years. He was known to his family & work family as "Sidewinder", his CB handle from his many years of driving a truck. He was forced to quit driving commercially in 2001 due to medical restrictions after an emergency brain surgery to remove a tumor, which he fully recovered from. He is preceded in death by his father and mother, Carl & Maurine Samford of Texas City, TX.

He is survived by his brother, children and grandchildren. Chris always had a nickname for his children and grandchildren, and rarely called them by their real name. Daughter Brandy Garcia "Brandy Lou/Daja", son-in-law Anthony Saenz "Ant" & granddaughter Marissa Garcia "DoodleBug" of League City, TX. Daughter, Cassidy Samford "Dirtdobber", her fiancé Brandon Ringo & granddaughter Brighley Sobnosky "JuneBug" of Santa Fe, TX. Son, Christopher Samford "Homie" of Santa Fe, TX. and grandson, Bret Samford of Cross Plains, TN. And brother, H.C. Samford of Texas City, TX. Chris also had two pets that were very dear to him. His cat Starry and his dog Smokey Mo. Smokey went everywhere with Chris, he even went to work with him every single day. Everyone at the plant new Smokey.

The family would like to thank David Bailey of Mainland Concrete, Chris's longtime friend and work buddy, for adopting Smokey and offering to love and care for him just as Chris did. His daughters are so grateful for this act of kindness from Mr. Bailey. The family would also like to thank Larry & Peggy Burks, owners of Mainland Concrete. The Burks have gone above and beyond to help Chris's daughters make sure they had everything they needed to make his final arrangements. They have been like family to Chris for the past 21 years and have shut both plants down on the day of services to assure everyone is able to attend. The family is so fortunate that Chris has such an amazing work family and are sincerely thankful to the owners and his coworkers for everything they are doing to help his daughters during this difficult time of need and support.

Funeral service will be held at Emken-Linton Funeral Home in Texas City on Saturday, March 19, 2016. Service will begin at 12:00 p.m., and there will be a brief visitation before service from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock, TX. An announcement will be made at the close of service with information for anyone wanting to meet the family at the cemetery. Peggy and Larry Burks of Mainland Concrete have offered to arrange a reception afterwards, and that information will also be announced at the close of service for anyone that would like to attend. Anyone that would like to send flowers for the service may send them to Emken-Linton Funeral Home, 2100 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway, Texas City, TX. 77591.


Visitation


EmkenLinton Funeral Home
5100 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway
Texas City, TX  77592
Saturday, March 19, 2016
11:30 a.m.

Service


Funeral Service

EmkenLinton Funeral Home
5100 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway
Texas City, TX  77592
Saturday, March 19, 2016
12:00 p.m.

Cemetery


Galveston Memorial Park
7301 Memorial Drive
Hitchcock, TX  77563
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