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Steven Ray Sams
November 19, 1957 ~ October 20, 2023 (age 65) 65 Years Old
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Steven Ray Sams, age 65 of Crawfordsville went to be with his Lord and savior on Friday, October 20, 2023. He was born in Crawfordsville on November 19, 1957 to the late David Earl and Charlene Sue (Darding) Sams.
Steve graduated from Southmont High School in 1976. He married the love of his life, Rhonda Lynn Amstutz, on March 10, 1984. Steve was currently employed at Grand Contracting as a Senior Project Superintendent where he was working on a 25-acre multifamily development. He previously owned his own business, S.R Sams Construction, for 15 years, where he was the Principal. Steve was a member of Calvary Baptist Church for 25 years where he served in ministry through music and headed up two building projects.
Steve loved life and he lived it fully. Things that brought him the most joy were his Lord and Savior, his family, his beautiful girls, and his amazing grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a great storyteller and enjoyed making people laugh. In previous years, Steve enjoyed playing in his band Blackhawk but once he accepted Jesus Christ as his savior he enjoyed singing for the Lord in church. Another great passion of his, when he had a chance, was going deep sea fishing with his friends and family.
Steve is survived by his wife of 39 years, Rhonda; daughters, Stephanie McKinney and Jessica (Caleb) Thayer; eight grandchildren, Kylee (Brody) Mefford, Kasey (JonGray) Harwood, Kelsea (Tanner) Wolf, Drake Arnold, Mackenzie Arnold, Knox Thayer, Georgia Thayer, and Bentley Thayer; five great-grandchildren, Madalyn, Jameson, Ashton, Averie, and Emmy; three siblings, Gary (Pam) Sams, Greg (Ami) Sams, and Diana (Daryl Donahue) Martz; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Dennis Sams.
Visitation will be at Calvary Baptist Church, 128 E. 400 S in Crawfordsville on October 28, 2023 from 11:00am until the time of funeral service at 3:00 pm with Pastor Randy Glenn Officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill North Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Steve's memory to Calvary Baptist Church, 128 E. 400 S, Crawfordsville, Indiana 47933. Sanders Priebe Funeral Care is entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at www.SandersFuneralCare.com.