In Memory of Sam Elliott

In Memory of Sam Elliott

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A message from one of Sam's best friends, Mike Slaughter:

Our dear friend Sam Elliott, 54, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2020. He was born December 11, 1965 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Sam came to Cincinnati in 1992 with his wife Teresa for career pursuits and raised two incredible children, daughter Sarah and son Paul. While Sam was a hardcore Razorbacks and Cardinals fan he came to adopt Cincinnati as home.  Sam’s greatest impact was his friendship. He referred to it as “the Elliott Charisma” and you would be hard pressed to find anyone who could disagree. Sam’s family and his friends want to honor Sam’s legacy through donations to BBBS because Sam absolutely loved children. Sam loved baseball and of course his “Redbirds” and anytime he saw a child sitting near he would ask "is this where the handsome people sit” and then of course strike up a conversation with them and make them laugh at his silliness throughout the game.

Sam had the greatest sense of wit that always showed up on the golf course.  If he hit the ball two feet from the cup,he would look at you and say “that’s good right”…then he would have to rib you the rest of the day because he had to ask you for the gimme. Sam was always the first to pick up a check…wings and beer were our vices and we never had a conversation that Sam did not have to talk about Sarah and Paul and his nephew Nicholas. When you were done you knew more about his family than you did your own.  Sam was such a gentle soul, funny, respected, well-read yet simple.  This is a guy that used a rubber band for a wallet for all 28 years that I got to be his friend.

We were all Sam’s best friends. We loved him and he loved us. Pretty simple. We want your help to honor Sam. Sam leaves us broken-hearted but with a legacy of friendship that can't be broken.  Sam will forever be part of us and proud that his family and friends are there sitting next to him in the handsome section helping lift a child up.

We Love you Sammy!

  1. An anonymous donation of $100 has been made
    My deepest sympathy to the family
    15 days ago · Like
  2. An anonymous donation of $1,700 has been made
    16 days ago · Like
  3. Kim Hall
    Kim Hall gave a donation
    Sam was a true kid at heart ❤️ cheers to being part of his ripple effect.
    23 days ago · Like
  4. Ray3 Gunter
    Ray3 Gunter gave a donation
    Dedication In Memory of: Sam Elliott
    With deepest sympathy
    25 days ago · Like
  5. Beth Wettstein
    Beth Wettstein gave a $50 donation
    I did not have the pleasure of meeting Sam. He touched so many lives.....Gone to soon! RIP
    25 days ago · Like
  6. Sharon & Terry Southworth
    Sharon & Terry Southworth gave a donation
    Dedication In Memory of: Sam Elliott
    25 days ago · Like
  7. Suzanne Davies
    Suzanne Davies gave a $50 donation
    Dedication In Memory of: Sam Elliott
    25 days ago · Like
  8. C. J. Rice
    C. J. Rice gave a $100 donation
    My thoughts and prayers are with Sam’s family. May you find peace in the memories of how great of a man he was and the positive impact he made on so many. I went on one golf trip with Sam and he welcomed me to the group without hesitation and was a friend ever since.
    26 days ago · Like
  9. Jeanette Coulson
    Jeanette Coulson gave a donation
    Sam Elliott, a co-worked of 12 years early on in my career. Comfort and Blessings to his family and friends.
    26 days ago · Like
  10. Jeff Pawlowski
    Jeff Pawlowski gave a donation
    Dedication In Memory of: Sam Elliott
    29 days ago · Like
  11. Tom & Sue Dermody
    Tom & Sue Dermody gave a $50 donation
    In Honor of Sam
    about 1 month ago · Like
  12. Karyn Mathis
    Karyn Mathis gave a $50 donation
    Dedication In Honor of: Samuel Clay Elliott
    Teresa, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    about 1 month ago · Like
  13. Kara Kashner
    Kara Kashner gave a donation
    Dedication In Memory of: Sam Elliott
    Sam was an amazing human being and when I think of him I smile. I really enjoyed working with him and always looked forward to seeing him at SCJ meetings. We are all better for having known him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time. Rest in peace Sam. You will be missed.
    about 1 month ago · Like
  14. Ron Gramlich
    Ron Gramlich gave a donation
    Will never forget the memories from opening days and golf trips. You made me feel part of the group from the first time I met you. You will be missed. God bless your family. “8”.
    about 1 month ago · Like
  15. An anonymous donation of $50 has been made
    Sam was a lot of fun, we all enjoyed his sense of humor. His dedication in arranging and running the Myrtle Beach golf was second to none. Going to miss him. Rest in peace.
    about 1 month ago · Like
  16. Rich Calkins
    Rich Calkins gave a donation
    about 1 month ago · Like
  17. Matt Buskirk
    Matt Buskirk gave a $1,000 donation
    Sammy – since the day we met, you were like a brother to me. The “Elliot charisma” and your genuine personality were so damn likeable. Anyone who ever met you, knew you lit up the room as soon as you walked in. More than our friendship, I will always cherish how much you taught me. I learned so much from you; from category management to how to be a better friend, father, and husband. You always made me laugh even if it was teaching me that a 5-footer was a gimme’, or that the Elliott’s could catch any card on the river and that they never lose at dice. Whether it was a golf trip, a day at the ballpark, a football game, a day at Keenland, or a top-to-top with “muckety-mucks”, some of my fondest memories in life and greatest adventures were with you by my side. That will never be replaced but I will have those memories forever. In your own way, I’m certain you have everything scouted out by now, and know where the wide fairways, smooth greens, hot tables, and great bar stools are….please save me a spot.
    about 1 month ago · Like
  18. Lisa Lipa
    Lisa Lipa gave a $50 donation
    Dedication In Memory of: Sam Elliott
    about 1 month ago · Like
  19. An anonymous donation of $100 has been made
    Teresa, Sarah and Paul - still finding it hard to accept losing Sam. Gone way too soon - will miss that smile as he goes to get the mail! Always here if there is anything I can do. Linda Francis
    about 1 month ago · Like
  20. Jeff Hall
    Jeff Hall gave a $100 donation
    Dedication In Memory of: Sam Elliott
    Sam was a great guy to hang out with and such a pleasure to be around. He always made lemons into lemonade. When the pace of golf was slow, he was never frustrated. He would just take out his Disney character kids fishing pole and "wet a line" on the golf course ponds entertaining us with his ability to catch a fish bigger than the pole. Sam allowed me to be an honorary Elliott for one of our annual golf trips to Myrtle Beach. I lived an Elliott's life that week with slow country music (both old and new), ice cold Coors, golf, poker, and many many stories and memories that I will forever cherish. I miss you brother.
    about 1 month ago · Like
  21. Len & Loretta Corpora
    Len & Loretta Corpora gave a $200 donation
    So sorry to hear this news...RIP Sam...
    about 1 month ago · Like
  22. Michelle Madill
    Michelle Madill gave a $100 donation
    Dedication In Memory of: Sam Elliott
    about 1 month ago · Like
  23. Brad  Goodwin
    Brad Goodwin gave a $50 donation
    about 1 month ago · Like
  24. An anonymous donation of $500 has been made
    about 1 month ago · Like
  25. Megan Salyers
    Megan Salyers gave a $20 donation
    about 1 month ago · Like
  26. Jodi Truckor
    Jodi Truckor gave a $250 donation
    I will be forever grateful for my friend ship over the last many years with this amazing man. He cherished his family and friends and truly enjoyed his life 😀. Thank you Sammy for being an amazing friend and keeping me grounded on what was really important in life ...
    about 1 month ago · Like
  27. John Love
    John Love gave a $200 donation
    Sam was a true original and unmatched in wit and intellect. A great friend and will be missed dearly.
    about 1 month ago · Like
  28. Lisa Mulvaney-Nelson
    Lisa Mulvaney-Nelson gave a $50 donation
    Dedication In Memory of: Sam Elliott
    It's been years more years than I can count since I worked with Sam but I remember him as a kind, funny and VERY smart guy. I am sorry for your loss.
    about 1 month ago · Like
  29. Kurt Unkelbach gave a $500 donation
    about 1 month ago · Like
  30. Dave Milka
    Dave Milka gave a $100 donation
    Dedication In Memory of: Sam Elliott
    Sammy was an inspiration to a great number of people. I admired the wonderful qualities that made him the unique person he was. He had intelligence, wit, charm, a fantastic sense of humor and a caring heart. All these things made him a friend. I will cherish the many work memories, Sammy. Rest In Peace. ‘While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil.’ - John Taylor
    about 1 month ago · Like