Sam Bain passed away peacefully on Monday, January 11, 2021, at his home in Houston, Texas, after an extended illness, with his wife and caregiver by his side.
Sam was born May 2, 1934, in Centerville, Texas, to Judge Sam and Edwina Geraldine (Bobbie) Gunn Bain. He graduated from the Centerville High School in 1952 and was a graduate from Sam Houston State University in 1956. Following graduation, he served in the U. S. Army for two years, stationed in Germany.
In February 1966, while attending a country western dance, Sam met his beautiful bride, Mary Timmerman Bain. They were married 54 years.
He was a 50 year member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and served as a Diplomat of the International Committee, traveling extensively to foreign countries with the group. He was a Lifetime Director and a member of the Breeders Greeters. He was also an honorary member of the Hold’Em and Hit’Em Club. Serving the HLSR was a passion of Sam’s and he made many lifetime friends throughout the years.
Sam was a 40 year member of the Tejas Vaqueros, and charter member of the Casa 4 – Bravo Camp. He cherished the many friendships gained and adventures sparked from the group. He was a 50 year member of the Grand Lodge of Texas, Jacques DeMolay No. 1390, of Houston and was a lifetime member of the Harris County Farm and Ranch Club.
Sam loved the outdoors – hunting and fishing was a passion and hosted many friends and family members throughout the years at his beautiful place in Centerville. He loved raising his cattle and made sure they were well taken care of.
Sam’s business tenures were with International Harvester Company and Stewart and Stevenson, where he was also a member of their “renowned” barbeque cook-off teams.
Sam is survived by his wife, Mary Timmerman Bain from Hondo, Texas. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and his sister-in-law Barbara Bain. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jerry Bain.
Private services were held in Centerville, Texas. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date, when gathering together is considered more appropriate.
In lieu of flowers, is it requested that donations be made in Sam’s honor to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Scholarship Fund, Attn: Jamie Voskamp, P. O. Box 20070, Houston, Texas 77225.
Arrangements were under the direct care of Walters Funeral Home, Centerville, Texas. www.waltersfuneralhome.com