Last updated 7/14/2020 at 10:04am
Samuel Joseph Khoury, Sr., 80, of Orange, passed away on July 11, 2020, in Beaumont. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 17, 2020, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Pastor Gerard Little of Emmanuel Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in Orange. Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, July 16, 2020, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Amarillo, Texas, on December 13, 1939, he was the son of Isaac Joseph Khoury and Iris Dené (Sanders) Khoury. Sam was a longtime active member of Wesley United Methodist Church. He was a dedicated Board Member at El Mina's Shriners Orthopedic Hospital in Houston and Burn Center in Galveston and Past President of Shriner Association of Texas, Past Master of Orange's Madison Lodge 126, AF & AM. He was also the Past President of Orange Shrine Club, the Kart Patrol and the Oriental Band, and is a member of Galveston Scottish Rite and an associate member of Lake Charles' Habibi Shriners and a charter member of Little Cypress Lions Club, the Jaycee's, and at one point a coach and umpire for Little League Football and Baseball. He served a Past President of American Bridge Bass Club, VFW, and American Legion. Sam headed up the award-winning barbeque team '35th Degree'. Of all the amazing things Sam did and accomplished he considered being a devoted father and grandfather his greatest achievement. He was preceded in death by his parents, Isaac and Iris Khoury; wife, Jimmie Gaye (Williams) Khoury; son, Mike Dumatrait; sister, Rhema Khoury; and Jerry Foreman. He is survived by his children, Donna Lynn Bennett and husband Brent of Buxton, North Carolina, Samuel Joseph Khoury, Jr. and wife Cyndi of Orange, Charles Isaac "Ike" Khoury and wife Theresa of Canyon Lake, Christy Khoury of Orange, and John Mitchell Khoury of Bridge City; the love of his life & significant other for 31 years, Dayle Foreman; grandchildren, Brittany Khoury, Samuel Joseph "Joe" Khoury III and wife Lacey, Joshua Khoury, Cody Bollich and wife Kari, Kristen LaBorde and husband Corey, Jeremiah Khoury, Coree Dené Guerra, and Arlan Wade Khoury; great-grandchildren, Keaton, Jaydon, Kade, Preslie, Paxton, Pailyn, Riley, Hadley, Kylie, Emma and Ellie; and the children he considered his own, Deanna Lansdon, Terri Childs and husband Brad, Ciara Lansdon, Zackary Corbello, Abigail Noah, and Bailey Noah. Serving as pallbearers will be Riley Williamson, Zach Corbello, Keaton Khoury, Arlan Khoury, Kade Bouillion, and Jayden Khoury. Honorary pallbearers are JC Jones, and Buddy Withrow. The family would like to extend a special thank you to his pastor Randy Branch for the constant and endearing support and love he showed to Sam without fail.