Journey of A Quiet Man…
Sammie Ivory Jr. was born February 2, 1937 to Sammie Ivory Sr. and Catherine Frazier Ivory. He lost his Mother Catherine at a young age and Mrs. Della Mae Vital stepped in as a Foster Mom to assist his Father with his upbringing. He was introduced to Christ at an early age, and sung in the church choir.
He attended St Peter Claver High School where he graduated from in 1956. Sammie served his country enlisting in the United States Air Force on March 14, 1956; he traveled to Alaska and other places prior to receiving an Honorable Discharge on March 31, 1961 in Amarillo, TX. where he was stationed at the time.
He became a Mason and later married Sallie Rejoyce Kinney on July 1, 1971. He began working at Auto Convoy Transporter and was the only person of color working at the San Antonio location delivering cars in San Antonio and across State lines. Sometimes he would take his children with him to watch him load his transporter; he would walk down the ramp with them after he was loaded. He worked there over 25 years until they relocated the company to Houston, TX. and he could no longer work due to health reasons. He will always be remembered for his beautiful smile.
Sammie was known as Uncle Sammie and Paw Paw because his grandson Dalis could not say Grandpa. That became the name all his grandchildren would call him.
Sammie was preceded in death by his parents, sister Alberta Boles, wife Sallie Ivory; stepdaughter Barbara Brooks and grandson Richard Littlefield.
He leaves to cherish his memory: 2 daughters Sharon Ivory (Earl Wright); Paulette (Corrnell) Wheeler. 3 sons; Sammie (Rhenea) Ivory III; Bernard (Sharian) Ivory, and Michael (Josette) Ivory. Foster sisters Barbara (Darrell) Vital Clarke and Joann (Morris) Marshall; 1 son in law Eugene Brooks; sister in law Lola Neal, close friends Chet and Peggy Hall, and a host of grand and great grand children, nieces, nephews. and friends.
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