Sammy was born in Harts‚ WV‚ on June 5‚ 1943‚ to the late Elza and Alice (Crittenden) Smith. He served in the U.S. Army. Sammy worked as a tire builder at BF Goodrich.
One of the things Sammy loved most in his life was the fire department. He served on the Antwerp Volunteer Fire Department for over 30 years. One of his favorite activities was spending time at the fire department’s card room where the older gentlemen would spend time playing Euchre and other card games together. His greatest passion and pride was being involved in the fire and EMS service.
He and his wife‚ Anne‚ were married for 39 years and would have celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in November 2007. Sammy loved staying home and spending time with his wife and their son‚ Michael. They enjoyed doing yard work together. Every Sunday‚ the two of them enjoyed spending father and son time together by going out to a local restaurant. Sammy enjoyed relaxing and reading western novels such as Louis L’Amour.
Sammy is missed by his fire department‚ his family‚ and all those who knew him.