Sam Newt Pederson
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Sam Newt Pederson
  • September 14, 1935 - November 5, 2017
  • Stephenville, Texas

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Sam Newt Pederson, Sr., age 82, of Stephenville, Texas passed away Sunday, November 5, 2017 in Ft. Worth, TX, surrounded by his wife and 2 sons.
Newt was born in Hamilton on September 14, 1935, to John M. Sr. and Sammie Pederson. He graduated from Hamilton High School in 1954, then attended Abilene Christian College and Northeast Louisiana State before starting his career.
He married Bobbie Sue Robinson on June 26, 1955. They had two sons, Sam Newt Jr. and David Leslie.
He worked in retail and transportation management. Transfers with these companies took him and his family to several cities in Texas, Louisiana, and Alabama.
Newt enjoyed playing golf with his sons, watching sports and TV especially, the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers.
He is survived by his wife, Bobbie of 62 years; sons, Sam and wife, Suzan, and David and wife, Jan; two grandchildren, Kristi and husband, Bo, Sam Newt III, and Cecilia; four great-grandchildren, Elijah, Arizona, Ezekiel, and Zoie; brother, Paul and wife, Nancy; sister-in-law, Cindy and husband, Sandy Sandell; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father; brother, John M. Jr. and his wife, Kathryn; and sister, Sue and husband, Brett Willeford.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 10am until 12 am at Riley Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow at 1:30 pm at Oakwood Cemetery in Hamilton, TX.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Foster's Home for Children, P.O. Box 978, Stephenville, TX 76401.
Arrangements under the direction of Riley Funeral Home, Hamilton, Texas.