Samuel Ray Weimorts, 77, of Coeur d’Alene, ID, passed away on April, 23, 2019 surrounded by his family.
Sam was born in Mobile, Alabama, on January 18, 1942. He grew up in California, moved to Florence, Oregon as a young adult and has resided in Coeur d’Alene since 1985. He loved youth sports and coached both baseball and junior tackle football for many years in the Coeur d’Alene area. He loved helping kids to find a love for sports that he had. After an early career in the lumber industry in OR he retired after 20 plus years as a long haul driver traveling the US where he enjoyed seeing this great country and all its beauty.
Sam was a veteran of the US Army where he served during Vietnam. His love for his country never wavered and was followed in military service by his son, son in law and granddaughter.
Like all men Sam’s hobbies changed as life and location changed. While in Oregon he lived on the water and loved fishing and skiing and spending time on the boat with friends. In Idaho he played softball with friends at CdA Assembly until old age took him out of the game. The love for fishing never left and in his later years the love of watching NASCAR on television along with waiting for that elusive Mariners World Series.
Sam is survived by his wife June Weimorts, children, Sandra Robertson of OR, Aaron Weimorts of KS, Adam Weimorts of ID, Anthony Allen of OR, Michael Allen of WA and Pat Allen of NV, 15 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Sam loved his family which always brought a smile to his face.
Arrangements entrusted to Bell Tower Funeral Home.