Samuel Raymond Bellflower
Samuel Raymond Bellflower, 39, passed away at his home in Toano, Virginia Saturday, April 28, 2018. Sam was born on February 20, 1979 at the Naval hospital in Bethesda, Maryland to his parents Jim and Fowler Bellflower.
Sam was affectionately known as “Bubba” to close friends and family. Bubba grew up in Yorktown and graduated from Fork Union Military Academy in 1999. He had a deep love for his country and he went on to join the United States Marine Corps and obtain the rank of Corporal. He was trained as a helicopter mechanic and later certified by the FAA for airframes. After his military service, Bubba became a private contractor spending his days working on helicopters.
Above all, Sam loved his family. Sam is survived by his loving wife, Debora; parents, James and Fowler; three sisters, Alyse, Anne and Charlotte; brother in law, Jordan; and his two adorable nieces; Mary Catherine and Emmerson, as well as his step-children Dana and Shane.
Bubba married the love of his life in November. He had a gregarious and one of a kind personality. Part of his life’s mission was to make other people happy. He was an expert at lifting people’s spirits and making people smile. His compassion for all living things was especially expressed in his love for his dogs. He and his wife were living out a happy life on their farm in Toano with their three dogs. All in all, Sam considered himself to be a lover of his family, a lover of the military and a lover of dogs. Anyone who knew Bubba was blessed to do so.
A viewing will be held on Friday, May fourth at Amory Funeral Home from 6-8 pm. 410 Grafton Drive, Yorktown, VA. The funeral service will take place on Saturday, May fifth at 3 pm. Crooks Memorial United Methodist Church, 204 Cook Road, Yorktown, Va 23690.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Wounded Warriors Project. https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org