Samuel James Mize

August 23, 1931May 26, 2013

Samuel James Mize, 81, of Humble, was born in Midway, Texas on August 23, 1931 and died in Humble, Texas on May 26, 2013.

Preceded in death by his parents, SJ Mize and Lurah Bell Bennifield, Brothers- George Vernon and Luby Gene, Sister- Mary Ruth Scott, Daughters- Debbie Ann Michals and Barbara Lynn Mize.

Samuel is survived by his sons- Joseph (Theresa) of Houston, Steven (Brenda) of Magnolia, Samuel Jr. (Debbie) of Cleveland. Daughters- Pamela Ramshur (Billy) of Conroe and Lurah Story (Louis) of Porter. He was blessed with 21 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren. He also has 6 nephews and 3 nieces.

Samuel served in the US Navy as a SNBM during the Korean War from 1950-1954. Winning 3 medals-Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal. After an Honorable discharge from the service, he was employed with Weingarten’s Bakery on Lockwood. He worked for Weingarten for 34 years, achieving the position of Supervisor. During his time at Weingarten, he also umpired high school and boy’s major league baseball for 10-15 years in the Houston area. After Weingarten’s closed, he went to work driving an 18 wheeler truck with his youngest brother for a few years. He then went to work for All Tex Coating in Gladewater. When he finally decided to retire he moved to Porter to be closer to his children and grandchildren. During this time he and his youngest brother lived together until Luby died in 2004.

His final years were as a resident of Humble Healthcare in Humble, Texas. He was under the care of Grace Hospice.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, May 31, 2013 at Kingwood Funeral Home, 22800 Highway 59 North, Kingwood, TX 77339. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2013 in the Chapel of Kingwood Funeral Home. Interment will follow at 3:00 p.m. at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery, 6900 Lawndale St., Houston, TX 77023.


  • Visitation Friday, May 31, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 1, 2013

Samuel James Mize

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Angelo & Melissa Poli

June 12, 2013

Dear Steve and Brenda, So sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Gob bless.

Eric & Kyla Mayweather

June 1, 2013

"Steve, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!"

Juan Zapata

June 1, 2013

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!

Kathy Smith

May 31, 2013

Dear Steve and Brenda, I am sorry for your loss. Your father must have been a wonderful person and will surely be missed. You are in my prayers, Kathy Smith

Michel and Deborah Oliver

May 31, 2013

Steve - we are very sorry for your loss.

tempie fields

May 31, 2013

I love u grandpa I'm gonna miss u we didn't spend much time together but I loved u I ca n rember when I was 16 and no one to turn to you werre there love you

Maria & Jaime Vargas & Maricela Campos

May 30, 2013

I am sorry for your loss, I know what you are going through. Our prayers are with you and your family.
Love you Lurah

Seth Niles

May 28, 2013

So sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers go out to your family.He was the best , he will be missed! He was straight up and a real genuine good man.
God Bless, Seth & Kristina Niles

Steve Cooper

May 28, 2013

Sam sorry to hear about your dad, If I can do any thing give me a call,Steve Cooper 281-806-4601.

sheri bond

May 28, 2013

My prayers for your family.