Graveside services are scheduled for 9:30 a.m., Saturday, July 6, 2013, for Sam Morley, 74, who passed away on Friday, June 28, 2013, in Roswell. Pastor Herbert Gage of Vista Care will be officiating with Roswell Veterans Honor Guard conducting military graveside services. A reception will follow at the Eagles Lodge for family and friends. Visitation will be held Thursday, July 4, 2013, at Ballard Funeral Home from 3 to 6 p.m.
Sam was born March 6, 1939, in Baudette, Minn., to Jefferson H. Morley and Minnie Russell. His parents preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death was his wife, Joyce L. Cravens Morley, his son, Mike W. Morley, and his sister, Barbara Chapin.
Those left to cherish his memory are his sons, Robbie Morley, of Austin, Texas, Rick Morley and wife Rose, of Visalia, Calif., and Andy Morley and wife Nanci, of Roswell; daughter Glenda Lynchard and husband Marvin, of Arnold, Md.; brothers Lynn Morley of New Hampshire, Vaughn Morley and wife Maxine, of Arkansas and Adrian Morley and wife Donna, of New Mexico; sisters Lorna Quick and husband James, of Georgia, Sharon M. White, of New Hampshire, Irene M. Tomsich, of Roswell, Thiel Peck and husband John, of Utah, Camille Dulas and husband Ron, of Massachusetts; grandchildren Ricky Morley and wife Katie, Joshua Morley, Sydnie Morley, Zachary Lynchard, Samantha Lynchard, Lana Morley, Kelsey Morley and great-granddaughter Abigail Morley.
Sam enjoyed competition shooting; he won many trophies and also received the distinguish rifleman designation. Sam was a rock collector, loved going to flea markets, garage sales and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Sam was a hard worker and was happy most when he was working or helping a friend.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at ballardfuneralhome.com.