Samuel E. Lavigne Sr.

July 1, 1930August 25, 2013
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Samuel E. Lavigne, Sr. 83, of Texarkana, Texas passed away Sunday, August 25, 2013 in Texarkana. Mr. Lavigne was born July 1, 1930 in Salem, New Hampshire. He was a retired from the U.S. Air Force, veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars; receipeint of the Bronze Star; retired from Cooper Tire and Rubber Co. and was a catholic.

Survivors are his wife Lelia Jo Lavigne of Texarkana, TX; four sons and daughters-in law Charles and Judy Lavigne of Fouke, AR., Samuel, Jr and Linda Lavigne of Nash, TX., Joseph Lavigne of Texarkana, TX., John Lavigne and Linda Lomax of Hooks, TX; three daughters and sons-in-law Anne Akin of Texarkana, TX., Lilly Ellen Dalby of DeKalb, TX. and Vicki and John Smith of Manhatten, KS; 11 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

Graveside funeral service will be 10 A.M. Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at Hillcrest Memorial Park officiated by Fr. Paul Worm. Services are under direction of East Funeral Home-Moores Lane.

Family will receive friends at East Funeral Home-Moores Lane from 6 to 8 P.M. Tuesday, August 27, 2013.

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  • Visitation Tuesday, August 27, 2013
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, August 28, 2013

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Alberta Padilla

April 27, 2014

TO My Uncle Sam's family: I am sorry to hear of your loss. When I made contact with one of you around 2002, my marriage was winding down and the possibility of my meeting you compromised all too soon. Shortly after that I moved to San Antonio where I live today. I regret not making it out there.
Seems Uncle Samuel had that soft-spokenness quality in common with his siblings. I am glad to hear that he lived a full life surrounded by lots of family.
Alberta (Lavigne) Padilla

George Lavigne

April 24, 2014

My our lord be with Samuel Lavigne family.When I was a child growing up in Pennslyvania,My Dad (George Lavigne)shared many good stories how Sam was a good man.I'm sure he'll be pleased where he's at now.Please,read.John 3:16

Jane Correll

April 21, 2014

I am a niece, who unfortunately never got to meet any of you. I am the daughter of John s. Lavigne, who passed away when I was one. It is sad that we never meet. I am sorry to hear of your loss, my uncle.

Jane S. Correll

August 28, 2013

So sorry for your loss. Sam was a good man and a great friend to my Mom. She enjoyed his visits very much. May God bless you all with peace during this time of mourning. Cherish all the memories.

Dee Boatner Atlanta, Texas

Teresa Adkins

August 27, 2013

So sorry to hear of your father's passing. May God keep you and all of your family surrounded with His Love during this trying time. Teresa

William Lavigne

August 26, 2013

The world will be a more empty place without you. You were a perfect picture of a man who was a true gift to the world. I always saw you as a soft spoken, yet genuine and honest man and I have always considered you as a true roll model for how to be a good person. Your service to your country and your family are a true testament to the life you lived. I know that heaven is a better place now that you are there!

Rhnea Pomeroy

August 26, 2013

To all the LaVigne family, a wonderful, giving, caring man has been called to heaven. Sam was so nice to my family. He was a friend to my late Mother and kind in every way. He opened his home to my husband & I during the big ice storm. He accepted my son,Vicki's husband, John, as one of his own. He was generous and supportive to all who loved him. Thank the Lord for blessing us with Sam.


August 26, 2013

We love you papaw Bean... You will forever be in our hearts!! JR,Jamie, Hollie,Gracie,Haylie

Kevin Greer

August 26, 2013

Love You Papa Bean