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Samuel Adam Spell

Samuel A. Spell went home to join our Lord and Savior on January 24, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bud and Bessie Spell, his sister Kathy Spell, and his little brother Greg (Tubby) Spell. He leaves to cherish his life in memory his Son, Keith Spell (Jewett, TX), Son, Samuel Spell II (Foley, AL), and their mother Cheryl Blair (Corpus Christi, TX), Grandson, Dalton Spell, Granddaughter Taylor Spell,  in addition to his Brother Jerry Spell (WV), Sisters Sarah Spell (Michigan), Sandra (spell) Tasker (Ravenna, OH), Millie Spell (Ravenna, OH), and Brenda (Spell) Robinson (Newton Falls, OH) ,  and a large host of cousins, nieces, and nephews. Samuel was born July 31, 1956 in Warren, OH.  After moving to Texas with his wife and two sons, he lived the majority of his life in the Houston area, retiring from World Trade Distribution then settling in Jewett, Texas. Samuel was a hard worker, and had a huge heart.  He was loved by many, and had made a lot of friends along his journey. He enjoyed raising livestock and the peaceful life of retirement.  Sam will be missed greatly, and we pray he rests in peace until we meet again. There will be no services.  He will be cremated in Dallas, TX and his remains will be taken home to Ohio for his final resting place.


  1. Sandra Goldfuss on January 29, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    Until we meet again brother, rest easy. You are loved and will be missed!

  2. Jeff Joachim on January 29, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    Sam Spell worked for my family business for over 20 years. Many still at World Trade Distribution remember Sam as the most experienced hardest working driver any of us have ever seen to this day.
    Work ethic was Sam’s trademark. Sam once told me of his younger years also filled with long hard work days since he had to support the family after his father died when he was a young teenager. He had been working ever since,
    Sam was also very talented as a mechanic and could diagnose an engine problem by sound and smell. All the drivers looked up to Sam as their leader. I don’t think he ever realized just how much respect everyone had for him. But that was the way he was. As a young Company owner Sam watched out for me and helped me make the right choice many times. He was about as tough as a man could be with a very charming gentle way about him.
    Sam was always dedicated to finishing the job. Now his job is done. But he lives on in the hearts of all of us.
    Jeff Joachim, President , World Trade Distribution

  3. Stephen Johnson on February 1, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    I worked with Sam at World Trade in the 90s. He was my favorite employee. Every time I saw Sam, I was glad to see him.

    More importantly, when the chips were down, we could always count on Sam. He certainly was a man of many talents. I still think about what he taught me.

    So happy to know Sam enjoyed some quiet time in retirement. Boy, did he deserve it. Sam is one of the finest men I’ve ever known. May he rest in peace.

  4. Cheryl Blair on February 9, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    We met at 14 and walked a long road. Rest In Peace Sam. Your boys and I will meet up again one day soon.

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