Samuel's Story

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Samuel Calhoun Dominey, Jr., 87, of Huntsville, Texas passed away on December 24, 2016. He was born October 29, 1929 in Dodge, Texas to Olivia and Samuel Calhoun Dominey, Sr.
Sam went through Dodge Kindergarten, Elementary and High School to the 10th grade and graduated from Huntsville High School in the 12th grade. He attended and graduated from Sam Houston State Teachers College in 1952. He was honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award from Sam Houston College.
Sam was an enlisted man and a Lieutenant in the U S Army in 1952.
Sam was a scholar, pioneer inventor, nuclear physicist, entrepreneur, cowboy and a gracious philanthropist. He was a brilliant physicist and was loaned to Oakridge Tennessee Laboratory with top clearance to work on things he couldn't even discuss after he left. He also worked for Convair, Westinghouse and Lockheed Murietta Corporation in Sunnyvale, California, Durham, South Carolina and Burbank, California.
Sam worked for TYCO Corporation and purchased the corporation, General Nucleonics, Inc. from TYCO. He invented and patented the IBIS system and also patented many other inventions, such as how to measure oil and nuclear scale to measure snow.
Sam is survived by his loving wife, Barbara; his loving children, Matthew and wife Diana Dominey, Florence Olivia and husband Scott Campbell, Elena and husband Jack Langston, Mark Dominey; step-daughter Paula Bourne; seven grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Rose Farmer of Galveston; nephew Sid and wife Louise Farmer; his brother, Sam and wife Arden Dominey; brother-in-law Carl Davenport. He is preceded in death by his parents and son John (Dr. Smith) Dominey.
Sam was blessed to have many aunts and uncles as his father was one of 13 surviving children and his mother was one of six, he was blessed with many cousins that he played with and grew up together.
Sam is also survived by co-workers in California; the Cowboys and Ranch Manager in Walker County, led by Ken Cook; and co-workers at Dominey Family Enterprises.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to your favorite charity on Sam's behalf.
Viewing is scheduled at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home, on Monday, January 2, 2017 from 5-7PM. Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at Northside Baptist Church. Graveside burial is respectfully requested to be for family members only.
Sam was a great man full of love, a sense of humor, wit, and stories, and a brain most of us wish we had.
Full obituary may be viewed and memorial condolences made to the family at www.shmfh.com.
Published on December 28, 2016
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