Samuel Lynn “Sam” Woods

Samuel Lynn “Sam” Woods, 72, of Skellytown, Texas passed away on Thursday, February 6, 2020 in Pampa.  He was born on March 6, 1947 to Albert and Charline Woods in Borger, Texas.

Sam had been a lifelong resident of the Pampa, Borger and Skellytown area with the exception of his service in the United States Army.  He enlisted in 1964 and was sent to the Santo Domingo Uprising as an 82nd Airborne Paratrooper and then later in 1970, to Vietnam as an Administrative to the Vietnamese Army and finished his tour in 1971.  Although Sam served his country proudly, he was very quiet about his experience holding it all within rather than sharing his stories which, unfortunately, eventually led to him living life as a recluse.  Sam was a very simple man; he didn’t like new things and sought-after old stuff…the older the better.  He once purchased an old ‘51’ Chevy pickup and took off to Mexico for a stint, then turned around and came home.  Sam liked living a nomadic life where he didn’t have any worries and was totally carefree.  He once owned a Harley and loved the vastness of freedom he got from the open road and wind in his hair.  Sam and his two brothers, Donnie and Jackie, all three worked at Serfco until it closed its doors and he had also been the caretaker for his parents for many years.  The life of the party sums him up really well, as he certainly knew how to have a good time!  His carefree spirit and stubbornness will be missed by many whose lives he touched.

He is preceded in death by his parents; a sister-in-law, Geneva Renee Woods and two nephews, Samuel Benjamin Woods II and Samuel Benjamin Woods III also known as “Pockets”.

He leaves behind to remember him, two brothers, Donnie “DC” Woods and wife Jan, Jackie Woods; special nieces, Leslie Woods, Charra Woods, Jacklyn Woods, Angel Woods, Whitney Roe, Kannon Roe and Kipton McLaughlin, Michelle Luster all of Skellytown, Sheila Helms of Pampa and Samantha Gassen of Pelican Bay.

Due to the family honoring Sam’s wishes, there will be no funeral services.  The family has entrusted the cremation care of their loved one to Winegeart Funeral Home.

To leave words of comfort and sympathies on Sam’s Book of Memories, please visit 

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