Samuel Riley Anderson

July 7, 1986October 26, 2012
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Sammy Anderson, 26, of Abilene, passed away Friday, October 26, 2012, at a medical center in Dallas, Texas.

A memorial service will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 30, 2012, at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Faith, 5701 Highway 277 South, Abilene, with Richard Adkisson officiating, directed by Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home.

Sammy was born July 7, 1986 to Marshall Anderson and Beverly (Berning) Anderson in Poncatello, Indiana. He was employed by Dallas County as a computer technician.

Sammy was preceded in death by his grandfather, Billy Snow Anderson and his grandmother, Phyllis Jones Spears.

Survivors include his father, Marshall Anderson and wife, Tonya, of Abilene; his mother, Beverly Berning of Oregon; two step-grandmothers, Betty Johnson of Abilene and Eva Anderson of New Castle, Indiana; a brother, Samuel Morgan of Lubbock, Texas; two sisters, Rachel Raylynn Anderson of Oregon and Tabatha Gonyo and husband, Michael, of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.

Sammy’s passing was with a warrior’s heart and a loving soul.

Memorials may be sent to Rescue the Animals, 5933 South 1st, Abilene, Texas 79605.


  • Memorial Service Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Samuel Riley Anderson

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Cindy Martin

June 10, 2013

You were a bright light in my life I love you and miss you. Forever yours,Cindy

Bucky Smith

November 15, 2012

I'm sorry for your loss, Samuel died with the Heart of a Warrior.

Brandy Harris

November 5, 2012

My thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies go out to the family in this time of tragedy. Though I dont know any of you personally I did know Sam and what you to know how deeply he touched my life and how much of an impact his death had on me. He was an amazing young man!!! His charm, smile and energy could be matched by few! He will forever hald a special place in my heart.

Brent Burmaster

November 2, 2012

Sam I only knew you for a short while but I will miss you. You are in a better place.

October 31, 2012

I am so sorry for the loss of your son. I did not know him but his passing touched me in a way no other patient has in my entire career as a nurse. May peace surround you .

Dana Rhoades

October 30, 2012

You are all in my prayers. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. God bless you all with Peace that passes understanding. Dana Burrow Rhoades

Alisa Darnaby (Candi's friend)

October 30, 2012

I am praying for your family.

October 30, 2012

Marshall, I am so saddened and heart broken for you and Tonya for your loss, my arms are holding you and your family with all my love. You are in my thoughts and prayers, May god bless and keep you. Please give Rachel a kiss and hug from me. Jackie Hampton, Sweetwater, Tx. ( Dr. Martin's office)

Caroline Walker

October 29, 2012

We are very saddened to hear of Sammy's passing. Our thoughts are with all of you at this time. Sending our love, Uncle Arlan and Aunt Caroline

Karen Arnett

October 29, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. So sorry to hear of this tragic loss. My prayers are with you and your family now and the difficult days to come. May God bless you and support you throught this time.