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Samuel Louis Crockett

Samuel Louis Crockett was born on June 2, 1989 to Billie M. Crockett and Laurie J. Vellek in Tyndall, South Dakota. He grew up on a farm north of Tyndall and attended Bon Homme school. He went on to receive his GED and took a few college courses. Most recently, Sam worked as a cook at many local restaurants. He enjoyed mixing his own music, skateboarding when he was younger, playing video games and hanging out with his friends.
Sam was brutally murdered on the morning of Friday, January 5, 2018 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota having attained the age of 28 years, 6 months, and 27 days.
He is survived and remembered by his mother Laurie J. Vellek of rural Tyndall; sister Brandi Crockett of Texas; brother Cody Crockett of Sioux Falls; sister Jamie Fender of Rapid City; and many aunts, uncles, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father.
A private burial will be held at a later time in Sts. Cyril & Methodius Cemetery, Vodnany-Rural Tyndall, SD. Condolences may be sent at Sam’s family at 41466 295th St., Scotland, SD 57059.

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Not a day goes by the memory of you goes by. My girls and I were blessed to have a chance to be in your life even if was too short of time. You had a huge heart n was a awesome true real friend. My girls grew fond of you instantly an think of you n times we all had. U will always be missed by many Sam till we meet again.

Carolyn Roubideaux Jan 24 2022 9:48 AM

Sampson was like a brother to me... I miss him more now and it sucks because it's because I know I'll never see him again. Much love to you Sampson I'm sorry bro I shoulda been there... You were awake spiritually and you saw the world through the lens of a genius.

Juan Colombe Apr 30 2018 7:39 PM

Thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Jane Grant Jan 11 2018 3:00 AM

Our prayers and condolences to you and your family. Fly with the angels Sam.

Paula & Bill Reynolds Jan 10 2018 8:17 AM

Sampson was one of the kindest friends I've ever had. He went way out of his way to help friends and ask for nothing in return. I will miss this man always. Rest in peace my brother and thank you for all of the good times we had.

Ben Pike Jan 10 2018 5:18 AM

I will always remember Sam for the great person he was.. I always enjoyed making music hanging out skating with him .. just an all-around good person and he will be deeply missed.

Ryan Kelly Jan 9 2018 2:55 AM

Laurie and Jamie: I am so sorry for your loss.

Jane Fender Jan 9 2018 12:52 AM

One of the best friends I've ever known. Deeply saddened. Sam will always be remembered. My heartfelt condolences.

Jason J Phelps Jan 8 2018 8:03 PM

Laurie, I am so sorry for your loss, keeping you in thought and prayer.

Katherine Schmidt Jan 8 2018 7:56 PM

I'm soo sorry Sam I'm glad I got to get to know you, you were a really awesome person. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family! Rest In Peace Sam you'll be greatly missed.

Tiffany Lemon Jan 8 2018 5:50 AM

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