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Samuel “Sammy” Munoz Ochoa

Samuel “Sammy” Munoz Ochoa, 57 of Vernon, Texas passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020 in Vernon, Texas.
Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 11, 2020 at 1 p.m. at the Templo Centro Evangelistico Church with Rev. Jonathan Ochoa. Burial followed at the Eastview Cemetery under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home.
Sammy was born Monday, Nov. 26, 1962 in Taylor, Texas to the late Benjamin Ochoa and the late Emma Munoz Ochoa. Sammy married Melissa Ford Ochoa on June 11, 1982 in Vernon, Texas. Sammy had worked for Norman’s Catfish, and Freeman Construction and North Texas State Hospital. Sammy was an accomplished musician and had a passion for playing music for God. Sammy and his family were members of Templo Centro Evangelistico.

Sammy is survived by his wife of the home Melissa Ochoa, two sons, Josh Lee Ochoa and wife Ashleigh, and Eric Justin Ochoa, all of Vernon, Texas; one daughter, Jessica Tyra and husband Josh of Vernon, Texas; eight grandchildren, Valerie, Audrey, Jayden, Ben, Jacob, Jordan, Rylie and Nola. Sammy is survived by six brothers, Isaac Ochoa, Benny Ochoa, Daniel Ochoa, Ruben Ochoa, Saul Ochoa and Paul Ochoa, and six sisters, Mary Zapata, Rebecca Webernick, Martha Garza, Olivia Stanfill, Rosa Freeman, and Eva Aluiso. Sammy is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Sammy was proceeded in death by one daughter Candy Ochoa, one brother Jesse Ochoa and one granddaughter Vanessa Tyra.
Visitation was Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the Sullivan Funeral Home Chapel.
Memorials can be made to Templo Centro Evangelistico Church.
Online condolences may be made to the family at

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