Sam Shine

September 2, 1933 ~ November 15, 2019 (age 86)


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.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Sam Shine, please visit our floral store.


November 19, 2019

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
520 Park East Boulevard
New Albany, IN 47150

November 19, 2019

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Naville & Seabrook
1119 E. Market St.
New Albany, IN 47150

Funeral Service
November 20, 2019

10:00 AM
Trinity United Methodist Church
2796 Charlestown Rd.
New Albany, IN 47150

Please note
SamTec visitation is for current and former employees only please and are encouraged to attend at this time.


Sam Shine Foundation

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