Samuel P. Amos

April 14, 1929 ~ August 16, 2011 (age 82)


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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