Dallas Works Memorial - Employees In Remembrance

Sam Ortiz SAM J. ORTIZ SR., 71, long-time resident of Rockwall, TX, passed away Oct. 25, 2020, with burial there in Rest Haven Memorial Park. He was born Sept. 13, 1949, in Abilene, TX, to Louis P. Ortiz & Jennie (Jojola) Ortiz. He attended Abilene High School and graduated class of 1969. He worked at L3Harris as a Sr. Procurement Associate and loved all his coworkers. Sammy was a proud American and served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a loving husband, dad, and grandfather. Sammy loved the Lord and he attended Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall. He was passionate about playing the trumpet and played for many years at New Life Baptist Church in Garland, TX. He was a positive, generous person, who loved to entertain people. His granddaughter Christine called him “Papa” and he would make the best lemon meringue pies for her. Sammy was an extremely organized man. He loved being outdoors, enjoyed fishing, and was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. He will be deeply missed by everyone who loved him dearly. Sammy is survived by his loving wife of 51 years: Adella Ortiz; daughter: Elizabeth Ortiz Butts and husband Jordan; son: Sammy J. Ortiz, Jr.; grand- daughter: Christine Elise Butts; sister: Susan Carrasco and husband Ricky; brother: Ruben Ortiz; sister: Jennie Louise; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; beloved daughter: Ruth Marie; and his brother: Ronnie Ortiz.