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1944 Billy 2021

Billy Kimble Sample

September 6, 1944 — August 9, 2021

Corpus Christi

Billy K. Sample, 76, of Corpus Christi, Texas, passed away August 9, 2021, after a long illness.

He is preceded in death by the love of his life and wife of 56 years, Yvonne Sample; parents, Rullie and Altha Sample; brothers, Ronald and Larry Crain and sister-in-law, Vicky Crain.

He is survived by his devoted son, Troy (Chrissy) Sample; his beloved granddaughter, Abbigale Sample; sister, Loretta (Ray) Crittendon; nieces, Kim (Jim Bob) Boren of Boerne, Texas and Cindy Burns; nephew, Jason Crain (Andy Olsen) of Los Angeles, California and many great nieces and nephews. He will also be missed by his canine companion, Sunny.

Billy will be remembered for never knowing a stranger, telling long winded stories and meeting up with his friends in his garage to watch NASCAR and football with a cold beer. Billy loved watching Troy race, whether it was BMX, motocross or cars and spent countless hours supervising him working on his race car.

The family will receive visitors from 5:00 - 7:00 pm on Thursday, August 12, 2021 at Sawyer George Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at Memory Gardens on Friday, August 13, 2021 at 11:30 am. The family asks that visitors be respectful of Covid protocols and wear masks in the funeral home and at the graveside.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation in Billy’s memory to Alzheimer’s Association or your charity of choice.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Billy Kimble Sample, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, August 12, 2021

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Sawyer - George Funeral


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Graveside Service

Friday, August 13, 2021

Starts at 11:30 am (Central time)

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