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Friday, August 14, 2020
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Sam Gummelt, age 73 of Evant, passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2020 in Temple.
Graveside services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, August 14, 2020 at Hurst Ranch Cemetery in Star, with his dear friend, James Hudgins officiating.
Sammy Ray Gummelt was born on October 7, 1946 in Mills County, to the late O.B. and Retta Gay Medford Gummelt. He attended school in Midland and graduated from Evant High School in 1966. He attended Cisco Junior College and was drafted into the U.S. Army on January 26, 1968. He was attached to the 11th Armored Cavalry Division, Black Horse Regiment. He served in Vietnam and was involved in the battles at Long Khanh Province, Bien Hoa, Long Binh, and Saigon. He was honorably discharged on August 31, 1969. After his military service, he went to work for his brothers as a brick mason in Texas and Florida. Sam loved to fish, hunt and watch the Texas Longhorns play football. He was very close with his brothers, whether working, fishing or watching football games. Sam was a very generous and loving man with a tender heart. He loved his family, friends and all children, they loved him as well.
He was preceded in death by his parents and step-father, J.B. Thompson; three brothers, O’Dale Gummelt, Bud Gummelt, June Gummelt; sister, Yvonne Meissner and husband, Ray; and a nephew that he dearly loved, Rex Kelly.
Sam is survived by one sister, Janice Melde and husband, Lloyd; sister-in-law’s, Ellen Ann Gummelt, Donna Gummelt; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; “special niece”, Kitten Clark; “special young man”, B.J. Stephens and his family; “special friends”, Cathie Chaney, Gerald Kinsey and James Hudgins, who was like a brother to Sam.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Hurst Ranch Cemetery, 20 FM 1047 South, Goldthwaite, TX 76844 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at stjude.org/donate.