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Samuel Joseph Cormie

December 10, 1952 ~ September 6, 2011

Samuel J. "Sam" Cormie, 58, passed away, Tuesday, September 06, 2011 in his residence.


He was a native and life long resident of Lake Charles and later lived in DeRidder, where he was an active member of First Baptist Church of DeRidder. He was a graduate of LaGrange Senior High School. Sam worked as an officer for the Lake Charles City Police Department, the Calcasieu Parish Sherriff's Department, and the Beauregard Sherriff's Department for several years. He loved doing carpentry work and making cabinets. Sam worked as a manager at Cormie's Grocery for many years. He was a Veteran of the U. S. Air Force stationed in Korea. Sam was a gentle and compassionate person whom will be dearly missed.


Survivors include two sons, Brandon and Joshua Cormie; four grand children, Dylan, Auna, Kiya, and Coralynne Cormie; his parents, Mural R. Cormie, Sr. and Camille Calloura Cormie of DeRidder; three brothers, Mural R. Cormie, Jr. and companion Barbara, Nathan D. Cormie and wife Yvonne, and Greg Cormie and wife Eileen; one sister, Brenda Cormie Porche and husband Mike all of Lake Charles and numerous nieces and nephews.


His funeral will be, Friday, September 9, 2011 at 11:00 AM in the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Reverends Lindsey Burns and Frank Nihart will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM, Thursday, with a prayer service at 6:00 PM with Reverend Brian Fitkin officiating and continue from 9:00 AM until time of service, Friday, in the funeral home.

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  1. Brenda Cormie Family,I am so sorry to read of the loss of your brother. I pray that God will comfort you all in His everlasting arms today and in the days ahead.Karen

  2. MERLE/CAMILLE: PATSY AND I ARE SO SORRY ABOUT YOUR LOSS. SAM, IN MY BRIEF ACQUAINTANCE, WAS SUCH A NICE PERSON. OF COURSE, HE HAD THE NICEST PARENTS SO IT WAS NOT A SURPRISE. PLEASE LET US KNOW IF WE CAN ASSIST IN ANY WAY.

  3. To the loving and wonderful Cormie family, my prayers and condolences go out to you in your loss. I was saddened on learning of the passing your loved one; one of my dearest childhood friends, Sammie. Immediately, my thoughts moved back to the days when we met at the Opelousas St. neighborhood store and the joy came. My tears turned to a smile as I recalled the fullness of the spirit of Sammie. I recall fondly the many stories of the unique, character of this young man filled with adventure, boldness and so much fun. We shared much talk and laughter under the big cinneyball tree in our yard and on the steps of the store. Numerous times after playing, Sammie would suddenly tell the playing youngsters, I'll be right back! Before long he'd return with pockets full of treats from his family store for the neighborhood kids who could not afford a treat. I noticed his brillant greyish-blue eyes sparkled with joy as he shared with the less fortunate. Some of the most peaceful days were spent in your home which was filled with love, kindness and family unity. Thank God for those beautiful days. I commend you to Phillipians 4:8 which says:…whatsoever things are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, and of a good report; if there be any virtue and praise, think on these things Of course you will hurt and miss Sammie. But remember, he was God's child before he was your loved one and my childhood friend. Now that he has gone, he's not left to be with strangers. He's left to be with the One who loved him first and created him as a gift to you for a while to love, honor and cherish. And that you all have done so well! God continue to bless you all and keep you close to Him. With Love!Kathy


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