Photo courtesy of Ted Dickey West Funeral Home

Samuel Dean Arnold

Dallas, Texas

Jul 13, 1995 – Mar 24, 2011


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Ted Dickey West Funeral Home Obituary

Samuel Dean Arnold, age 15, passed away at his home in Plano on March 24. Sam was born July 13, 1995 in Plano, Texas.Sam had the special gift of friendship and brought joy to all who knew him. He enjoyed horseback riding, swimming, and attending camp with his friends. He loved school, riding...

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one of sams pics from an ALC party

Sam has had such a huge unimaginable impact on my life. Im a sophmore now, and in my 8th grade year i hung out with Sam for 2 hours everyday. He would sometimes be my motivation to get up and go to school in the morning , and spending time with him would give me something to look forward to each and everyday. Even after i started freshmen year, me and my friend would go by the school early in the morning to visit and check up on him. He has brought so much joy into my life and taught me so...

Jennifer, Abby & Tim,

My heart aches with sadness for you in your loss. Although my family never had the opportunity to get to know Sam, his smile has touched me through pictures over the years. As we both know too well, sometimes it is so hard to understand why things happen as they do but I know this for certain, God knew that Sam would need a very special family and that's why He gave him to you. The pictures in the video brought back so many wonderful memories of our...

Sam at MACH 1

Sam will always be remembered and loved by all his friends and ponies at MACH 1. He brought such joy to all of us.
Joy Rittenhouse

There are no words to express how sadden we are to hear of Sam's passing. He had a smile that could brighten any day. Please know that we are keeping your family in out thoughts and prayers.

Sam the man; what a delightful soul! Dave and I will always remember Sam for many reasons, in addition to being one of Grant's BFF. Sam was a happy, social child. His smile could light up a room. As one of Sam’s teachers, I remember him loving to be surrounded by pretty young ladies at school. He would smile as we teased him saying “hubba, hubba, Sam the lady’s man.” Sam also enjoyed playing ball with Ms. Lu. Dave remembers Sam in elementary always very content and confident –everyone...

We always loved being with Sam. His smile brightened everyone's day. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

I remember very distinctly the first time I met Sam. He touched my heart that day and every time I saw him after that. I'm so blessed to have known him. I will always remember his smiles and the smiles that others had when being with him. I hope your friendships, family and faith assist you at this very difficult time.

Mary Dell Donelson

We all feel very sad at the news of Sam's passing. We've been away for most of his life but our memories of him have returned and we know he touched our lives in a meaningful way. We are thinking of you with love and praying that God will keep you in His loving care.

Sam was a very special young man and brought a smile to everyone he met.He touched everyone's heart icluding mine. May your Faith aand memories bring you peace at this dificult time. Leslie Schroeder