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Samuel "Sam" Melban – March 8, 2018

Samuel “Sam” Melban, 90, of Dumas died Thursday, March 8, 2018.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2018 in Boxwell Brothers Memorial Chapel, 500 N. Maddox with Lane Boyd officiating.  Burial will be in Northlawn Memorial Gardens.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas.
Sam was born on May 14, 1927 in Van Houten, New Mexico to Jack and Davina Melban.  He had worked for CIG as an operator over 30 years.  He was a carpenter and had helped build the little league parks in Dumas, one of these fields were named after him.  He was a member of the VFW.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jenease Melban.
He is survived by three sons, Charlie Melban and wife Beverlee of Bushland, Sid Melban and wife Gail of Dumas, Jerry Melban and wife Lana of Amarillo; two brothers, Kenneth Melban and Jimmy Melban, both of California; six grandchildren, Cameron and wife Keri, Kassie and husband Jerry, Shelby, Shayne and wife Jayna, Alayna and Joe, and Sydney and husband Andy; and 12 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be to Bill Lackey Memorial Scholarship in care of Dumas Education Foundation, P.O. Box 615, Dumas, Texas 79029.
Viewing will be from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday in Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors in Amarillo and from 10:00 a.m.. to 8 p.m. Monday in Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home in Dumas.


  • Walt and Kathy Baker Posted March 9, 2018 10:32 pm

    Loved Sam and Nese! Such a legacy.

  • Dewayne & Harriet Powell Posted March 12, 2018 2:43 pm

    We are sorry to hear of Sam’s passing. We first met Sam when we moved to Dumas and lived on Fox Street. He was truly a great neighbor – always spoke or waved as we went by and we had many good conversations. Please know you will be in our thoughts and prayers. May God’s Spirit comfort each of you in the days ahead.
    Dewayne & Harriet Powell

  • George and Marilee Self Posted March 13, 2018 8:39 pm

    We will miss Sam but we know he and Janease are united and celebrating. Our condolences to all the family.

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