Samuel P. Amos

Born: Sun., Apr. 14, 1929
Died: Tue., Aug. 16, 2011

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Samuel P. Amos, 82, of Shelbyville died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, at Ashford Place Health Campus.

Born April 14, 1929, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Claude and Grace (Richey) Amos. He married Bonnie Hendrick on Dec. 27, 1949, and she survives.

Other survivors include daughter, Vicki J. (Brian) Mann of Quinn, Mich.; sons, Donald (Julie) Amos of Bentonville, Ark., and Anthony (Stephanie) Amos of Louisville, Ky.; grandchildren, John Mann, Chris Mann, Lindsay Amos, Natalie Amos and Nathan Amos; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, a sister, two half brothers and two half sisters.

Mr. Amos was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving from 1947 to 1966.

He had worked as a quality control representative with the Federal Defense Logistics Agency.

He was a member of the United States Auto Club, Indianapolis 500 Oldtimers Club, Shelby Lodge No. 28 F&AM, Scottish Rite, National Greentown Glass Association, National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Eagles Lodge, American Legion and a 12-year- board member of Shelbyville's Aviation Board of Commissioners.

Sam loved the Indianapolis 500, and for 40 years worked during the month of May as an observer at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

No public visitation or services are planned.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's favorite charity.

Arrangements were entrusted to Murphy-Parks Funeral Service and Crematory, 703 S. Harrison St., and an online guest book may be signed at


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Lisa Schnepp
   Posted Wed August 17, 2011
Bonnie, I am so sorry for your loss. We all loved Sam and have missed seeing you both for your meals. My prayers are with you. Lisa

Cindy Bowman
   Posted Thu August 18, 2011
Bonnie, I"m sorry to hear of your loss. I can't imagine what a change for you. I miss you guys coming over to check on the house next door. Thinking of you.

Vicki (Lay) Oldham
   Posted Thu August 18, 2011
My deepest sympathy for your loss. I had just seen Sam at the Doctor's office only a few weeks ago. My prayers are with all of you. Vicki

Carol Fowler
   Posted Thu August 18, 2011
Bonnie, I am sorry for your loss. I miss your visits when Sam was the treasurer of the aviation board. He was a wonderful person! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Take care!

Lynn Bakker
   Posted Thu August 18, 2011
Bonnie, I''''m sorry to read of the loss of your husband. Please extend my condolences to Tony and Stephanie and the rest of your family.

Valerie Freeman
   Posted Thu August 18, 2011
So sorry to hear of Sam's passing. I remember fondly your visits to the Clerk-Treasurer's office. You both were so kind...never wanting to be a bother. Please know that Sam's gentle spirit will be missed by us as well. Praying that your memories and all those who care about you will guide through this difficult time.

Libby Ross
   Posted Thu August 18, 2011
I am so sorry to hear of Sam's passing. He was a great guy. I loved working with him when he was on the Aviation Board. Please convey my thoughts and prayers to all of your family. I will keep you in my prayers.

Julie Jean Amos Robinson
   Posted Thu August 18, 2011
Aunt Bonnie,
I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Sam''s passing. My deepest condolences. Please pass along my condolences to Donny, Tony, and Vicki. Julie Jean

Danny Tomes
   Posted Fri August 19, 2011
My deepest sympathy for your loss, may the Lord comfort you and your family during your time of grief.

Thoughts and prayers with you,

Jay Dee Hedrick
   Posted Fri August 19, 2011
HI sis : sorry to here of this call me when you get a chance . May god be with all of you now in this time of need . Your brother .

Pat and Charlie Johnson
   Posted Fri August 19, 2011
So sorry for your loss. I always knew Sam's voice when I got a report from Station 4 at the Speedway. He didn't get rattled, just the facts plain and simple. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Mona Gail Clark
   Posted Fri August 19, 2011
Dearest Bonnie and family, I wanted to tell you what an honor it was to care for Sam. He was a very dear and sweet man. I will always remember his wonderful smile and the way his eyes would light up when you cane into his room or we would talk about his life with you. Always know I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. You know where I will be if you need me, All my love to you. Mona Gail

Martin Quinn Brown
   Posted Fri August 19, 2011
Bonnie, I Am Very Sorry To Here Of Sam's Passing If There Is Anyting I Can Do Let Me Know He Was A Good Friend That Will Be Missed My Thoughts And Prayers Go Out To You And Your Family.
Martin Quinn Brown

Dick Olds
   Posted Fri August 19, 2011
Dear Cousin Bonnie and family,
Nancy and I were sorry to hear, via Jay Dee, of Sam''s passing. I read and printed out the obituary (and picture) that appeared on website on Wed. morning, so I''ve had several days to think about the good life he lived here on earth and the too-infrequent opportunities I''ve had to share time with him over the 60+ years since we''ve known each other. May the Lord comfort you during this time of loss and leave you with enduring good memories of your interactions with your beloved departed. Dick

Mike Bright
   Posted Mon August 29, 2011
Mrs. Amos, Tony, Don, Vicki--I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Amos. I have so many fond memories of him--especially while on camping trips. Time passes so quickly--it's amazing! 6 great grandchildren! Wow! He was a terrific human being--just an overall great guy. I hope this finds everyone else in your family healthy and happy! Mike Bright Troop 207

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