Sam Shine, 86, passed away Friday, November 15, 2019 at Louisville Baptist Health Hospital. Sam was born in New Albany, IN on September 2, 1933. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in New Albany. He had a bachelor’s degree in business from Indiana University. He served in the US Army and spent most of his assignment in Korea.
Sam founded Samtec in 1976 and from its humble beginnings, in New Albany, IN. Samtec has grown to a global company with locations in 40 countries. He was an avid fisherman and outdoorsman. This sparked his passion for nature conservation in his later years upon which he founded the Sam Shine Foundation dedicated to environmental conservation.
He is survived by his wife, Betty; son, John (Jane); and his 2 grandchildren, Jack and Jenna.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Ira and Patty Shine and his brother, J. Robert Shine.
Visitation for SamTec employees and retirees will be held at SamTec on Tuesday, 9-11 AM. Public visitation at Naville and Seabrook Funeral Home will also be held on Tuesday, 2-7 PM at 1119 E. Market Street. Funeral service will take place at Trinity United Methodist Church on Wednesday at 10 AM with private entombment to follow at Graceland Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, plant a tree (Oaks were his favorites) or please consider a donation to the Sam Shine Foundation.
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Sam Shine Foundation