Dr. Samuel Winston Reeves III

Dr. Samuel Winston Reeves III
Dr. Samuel Winston Reeves III

On Wednesday, June 3, 2020, Dr. Samuel Winston Reeves III, of Amarillo, TX passed away at the age of 74 after a two-year battle with ALS/Lou Gehrig’s Disease. He was born on June 18, 1945, in Lubbock, TX to Annie Letha and Samuel Winston Reeves. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Texas A&M University in 1968 and practiced veterinary medicine for 44 years in Amarillo. On June 28, 1969, he married Carol Ann Rankin. They raised two daughters, Casey and Carey.

Sam was active in his community and lived loving and serving others in everything he did. He was a member of South Amarillo Kiwanis for more than 40 years, during that time serving as President and as a Distinguished Lieutenant Governor of Division 33 of Kiwanis International. He was President of Amarillo Association for Retarded Citizens and served on the Board of Texas Panhandle MHMR for 19 years. He was President of the Amarillo Veterinary Medical Association and served on the City of Amarillo Animal Control Board for many years. He was twice selected to be a volunteer veterinarian for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Alaska.

Sam was an avid outdoorsman and loved many hobbies including running, camping, backpacking, scuba diving, photography, and cycling. He was also a licensed pilot. Sam was an avid supporter of all things Texas A&M.

Sam was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Carey Allison Reeves.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Ann; daughter, Casey Reeves McCann and husband Matt; two grandchildren, Corinne and Catherine McCann; and brother, Dr. Robert Reeves.

Services will be held on Monday, June 8, 2020, at 2:00 P.M., at First Baptist Church Amarillo, 13th and Tyler. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, Amarillo.

Memorials can be made to First Baptist Church Amarillo or the charity of your choice.

18 Replies to “Dr. Samuel Winston Reeves III”

  1. Carol Ann. May God continue granting peace and reducing grief daily. Sam and you have always been in my heart. Both of you were always so kind. I know you miss your special guy. He was a Godly man.

    I live in Pearland TX and both girls and my grandchildren are here. Mary is in college and Ricky graduates in May so I wouldn’t see them as much as I would like. I moved here the day after Mary was born.


  2. Carol Ann, I am so sorry to read of Sam’s passing. He will be truly missed. I will cherish our time spent with your family and enjoying A&M activities. May you find comfort knowing that I care and may God help you in finding peace.

  3. I am sorry to hear of Sam’s passing. I am confident that there is a grand reunion in heaven with Sam’s parents and daughter.

  4. Carol Ann and family,
    I’m so sorry to read of SAM’S passing. He was a wonderful vet and so compassionate to animals and humans alike. He fulfilled so many roles in our community. May God enfold you in his loving arms and give you peace in this trying time.

  5. Sam was many things to a lot of people but to me he was a true FREIND someone you could be quiet with! I will miss him greatly but cherish our time together ! Love is Special

  6. I know how your heart is aching in this time. I’m thankful that I can celebrate with you that he is well and fully whole and we will be with him again! May you be surrounded with God’s comfort, peace and strength during this time of grief and sorrow.

  7. Carol Ann,

    I feel honored to have known him. He was a great advocate for TPC. My thoughts are that he is really not gone, just changed his address. But, he will be missed.
    You are in my prayers,
    Janis Robinson

  8. We loved Dr. Reeves & he took such good care of my Scottie & many cats! We, too, enjoyed some Aggie conversations as my dad was in the Class of ‘41. We will be praying for the Reeves family!

  9. Awe … we are so sorry to hear this news, but he had a sweet reunion with Carey! Our sympathy and prayers for all of you today and the days ahead. Heaven has gained some special people. Kae Rae and Stan Austin

  10. Sam was a wonderful classmate and friend. Of course, he was also an excellent and an outstanding citizen of his community. An all round good guy in all respects!

  11. Dr. Reeves was a scholar and a gentleman and so proud of his wonderful family. He treated my animals with the greatest dignity and respect; for which I will always be grateful. I am sending hugs and prayers!

  12. So very sorry to hear of Sam’s passing. His true compassion for helping animals and his warm sense of humor made him our favorite Vet, and he helped all of our dogs live a long & healthy life. He will be dearly missed. Sending our love, thoughts, and prayers to Carol Ann and family. –The Gibsons

  13. What a wonderful vet for all of my cocker spaniels from the early 1970’s until he retired. He also was a friend and so many times when I went to see him with one of my dogs, we would talk about my Red Raiders and his Aggies even if his waiting room had others waiting to see him! We’ll see him again in heaven and I know he is there now lovin’ on all the many animals he helped throughout his career.

  14. Dear Carol Ann and family,
    I am. very sorry to hear of Sam’s passing. He is at peace now with no more pain. I remember so many summers spent with him and Robert at their home in Lubbock. We would ride horses every day and play the organ and eat Florence’s delicious pies. After all these years I still remember so clearly how I loved my visits to Texas. Our love to you, Kathryn(Hamilton) and Steven Marzolf

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