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Samuel Luis "Sammy" Cruz Jr.

August 28, 1983August 4, 2016
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Samuel Luis “Sammy” Cruz, Jr., 32, passed away August 4, 2016 in a tragic automobile accident. Sammy was born August 28, 1983 in Taft, Texas to Sam Cruz, Sr. and Laura Martinez. He was a 2002 graduate of King High School then studied welding at Del-Mar College. He was a parishioner at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Taft. Sammy spent much of his free time working on and taking great care of his vehicles and loved spending time with all of his family and friends, especially at his family’s Bayside property fishing and cooking out. He was an avid fisherman and outdoorsman. Sammy was a loving son, brother, father and uncle and will be missed by all.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Rafael and Alejandra Cruz and maternal grandfather, Ramon C. Martinez. Survivors include his mother, Laura (Carlos Martinez) Martinez; father, Sam (Mary Ann) Cruz, Sr.; son, Samuel Oran Cruz; brother, Ted Cruz; sister, Tiffany Cruz (Lorenzo) Ramirez and one nephew, Marcus; six nieces, Layla, Maddy, Mikayla, Emma, Sophia and Elizabeth; maternal grandmother, Pauline Martinez; two step-brothers, Raymond Hinojosa and Jimmy Hinojosa; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at Colonial Funeral Home with Holy Rosary recited at 7:00 p. m. that evening. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 12, 2016 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Taft with interment to follow at Palms Memorial Park in Portland.

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Tiffany Ramirez

August 10, 2017

I miss you so much sammy..i still cant believe yoir not here with us. I love you so much. We will never forget you and this heart ache will never go away. I love you brother. Can't wait to see u again..i love you.

Patti Pope

September 16, 2016

Laura, was so sorry to hear about Sammy. I wish I could have been there, was out in Arizona..He was a sweetheart and I always remember how nice he always was to me. I will never forget him. He died on the same day my husband died, August 4th..My prayers are with you and your family. God bless you Laura.

Tiffany ramirez

September 15, 2016

Thinking about you. Love you and miss u

tiffany cruz

August 19, 2016

I love and miss u so much. Just thinking about u. ..your smile. We miss u Sammy. I love u brother .

Irma Olvera

August 14, 2016

To the CRUZ and MARTINEZ families, my condolences for the loss of young Sammy. He was a joy to have had as a student and to have shared in his life. He grew up to be a wonderful young man and God had a plan for him. Will continue to pray for his soul and family to reunite in Heaven. ✝

MaryAnn(Chacha) Garcia

August 11, 2016

Laura,Sammy my deepest condolences. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers in this most difficult time. I pray that God will help you find peace and strength to go on.

Donna Kauf

August 10, 2016

My heartfelt condolences to this young man's family and friends. May you look to our Lord for strength and guidance during this difficult time.

Melissa Gonzales

August 10, 2016

My heart weighs heavy for the entire family. Laura, I am so sorry. My prayers are with all of you. May you rest in peace, Sammy.
Blessings!

Mr and Mrs Ruben Michael Masquifelt

August 10, 2016

Condolences and prayers to the Family..

RIP..

Mandy Medina

August 10, 2016

We were two young kids who fell in love with one another and had a handsome loving son at such a young age. Both of our parents were dissapointed and even though we parted ways I'm having a hard time accepting that your no longer here. You gave me the biggest blessing in my life ... Our son Samuel Oran Cruz. May we one day find peace and may you be Orans guardian Angel from up above. He's ur mini me. It hurts me to know that you will not be there for his 1st communion, when he gets his lic, or when he graduates. Lord knows I gave you hell but Thank You for always spoiling him. He knows you loved him. Just know we were blessed with such a great kid.

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Biography

Samuel Luis “Sammy” Cruz, Jr., 32, passed away August 4, 2016 in a tragic automobile accident. Sammy was born August 28, 1983 in Taft, Texas to Sam Cruz, Sr. and Laura Martinez. He was a 2002 graduate of King High School then studied welding at Del-Mar College. He was a parishioner at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Taft. Sammy spent much of his free time working on and taking great care of his vehicles and loved spending time with all of his family and friends, especially at his family’s Bayside property fishing and cooking out. He was an avid fisherman and outdoorsman. Sammy was a loving son, brother, father and uncle and will be missed by all.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Rafael and Alejandra Cruz and maternal grandfather, Ramon C. Martinez. Survivors include his mother, Laura (Carlos Martinez) Martinez; father, Sam (Mary Ann) Cruz, Sr.; son, Samuel Oran Cruz; brother, Ted Cruz; sister, Tiffany Cruz (Lorenzo) Ramirez and one nephew, Marcus; six nieces, Layla, Maddy, Mikayla, Emma, Sophia and Elizabeth; maternal grandmother, Pauline Martinez; two step-brothers, Raymond Hinojosa and Jimmy Hinojosa; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at Colonial Funeral Home with Holy Rosary recited at 7:00 p. m. that evening. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 12, 2016 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Taft with interment to follow at Palms Memorial Park in Portland.

Condolences may be offered at www.colonialfuneralhometaft.com.

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