Joe Samson (Sam) Dismukes
Published 3:45 pm Friday, February 5, 2016
Joe Samson (Sam) Dismukes, 82 years old, of the New Hope Community in Coffee County, went home to be with his Lord on February 4, 2016, after several weeks of hospitalization. He will be missed by his family and his many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene Vester and Connie Lou Dismukes; half brother. Jim Mack Dismukes, half sisters, Mary Claude Kelley, Norma Griswold, and Erma Gene Roberson and by two brothers:
Don Vester Dismukes and George Washington Dismukes and a beloved granddaughter, Elizabeth Grace Dorriety. He is survived by his loving and faithful family – wife of 61 years, Betsy Wilson Dismukes of the New Hope Community, son, Raif Eugene (Reed) (Eve) Dismukes of Jack, Alabama, and daughter, Donna Dismukes (Gregory) Dorriety of Fairhope, Alabama. Other survivors include Grandchildren, Brittany Elise (Justin) Watford of Ozark, Alabama, William Herston Dorriety, II, Lt. JG of Groton, CN, Erin Elizabeth
(Justin) Winters of Jack, Alabama, Samson Ryan (Lexie) Dismukes of Jack, Alabama and a very special Great-Granddaughter, Payson Camille Winters also of Jack, Alabama. He is also survived by a brother William Ray (Bill) (Judy) Dismukes of Jack, Alabama.
Sam joined the United States Air Force shortly after graduating from high school at New Brockton, Alabama. He faithfully served his country for nine years as a crew chief on B-52 bombers. Departing the Air Force for family issues, he was employed at Fort Rucker. Then he became the manager/ co-owner of Ariton Milling Company. Later he was employed by Alabama Farmer’s Cooperative as Manager of both Pike Farmer’s Cooperatives in Troy and Brundidge, Alabama. At the time of his retirement from AFC, Sam was serving as a “troubleshooter” for cooperatives across the Southeast which were experiencing difficulties due to economic stresses.
Sam enjoyed his family, especially his grandchildren and his only great granddaughter. He liked to travel and to fish, particularly in Bon Secour, Alabama. He was a lifetime member of New Hope Baptist church, serving as a deacon for more than 40 years and filling several other offices over the years. He was a charter member of the New Hope Cemetery, Inc. He became a member of the Brundidge, Alabama Masonic Lodge during the 1960’s, followed by membership in Alcazar Shrine Temple in Montgomery, AL., and Troy Shrine Club, Troy, AL., where he served as past president.
Visitation for family and friends will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.,
Saturday February 6 at New Hope Baptist Church sanctuary. Funeral services will be held at New Hope Baptist Church at 2 p.m., Sunday, February 7 with Reverends Lanny Shepherd and Mack King officiating. The body will lie in state at the church from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Burial will follow in New Hope Cemetery with Hayes Funeral Home directing.
The Dismukes family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Sam’s memory to New Hope Cemetery, Inc. at 5711 County Road 114, Brundidge. AL., 36010.