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Samuel Headen

November 26, 1945 — July 27, 2018

Samuel Raymond Headen, age 72, of Bastrop, Texas was called from this life on July 27, 2018 in Tucumcari, New Mexico. He was born November 26, 1945 in Belton, Texas.

Sam was proud of his service in the United States Coast Guard. Sam enjoyed many years as a chef for the federal prison system. Beginning in Connecticut, he was transferred to the Bastrop FCI in the 1980's. On February 14, 1995 he married Josephine Mae Headen.

Sam could never say "no" to anyone as his love was truly unconditional. He was generous with all he had. He loved to garden and share the vegetables with his friends and neighbors. Sam enjoyed fishing and was planning trips with his wife, Mae. Sam also enjoyed the Bible. He read it faithfully and listened to it going down the road on his many trips.

Sam was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Dorothy Headen; his first wife, Mary; and a daughter, Kimberly.

Sam is survived by: his wife of 23 years, Josephine Mae Headen; a son, Arthur Headen and wife Kimmy; a daughter, Tonya Barker; 4 step-sons, Robert, Charles, Edward, and Richard Freeland; 21 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

A visitation will be 12:00pm Friday, August 3, 2018 at Marrs-Jones-Newby Funeral Home in Bastrop, Texas. A Celebration of Life will be 1:00pm Friday, August 3, 2018 at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Oak Hill - McDade Cemetery with Full Military Honors by the Bastrop County Veterans Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, it is requested that memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital (


Marrs Jones Newby Funeral Home
Bastrop, TX
Friday, August 3, 2018


Funeral Service

Marrs Jones Newby Funeral Home
Bastrop, TX
Friday, August 3, 2018


Oak Hill Cemetery
McDade, TX

Memorial Contributions

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

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