Allen Samuels Wiki – Allen Samuels Bio
Allen Samuels is a Former central Texas auto dealer and benefactor Allen Samuels, who has appeared in countless television commercials over the years, draped himself over his shoulder and invited viewers to “come in, let’s be friends,” died Friday. in Fort Worth after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
Allen Samuels Wife & Children
He is survived by his beloved wife, Donna, 9 children, 22 grandchildren and 19 great-grandparents. Grandchildren He was preceded in death by a son, Bruce Samuels and a grandson, Austin Little.
Allen Samuels Career
During his long career, he owned and operated 21 dealerships, 17 of which were in Texas, forming one of the largest private car groups in the country. He also owned the Allen Samuels House of Travel, Allen Samuels Realty, and Waco Regional Tennis & Fitness Center, managed by Allen Samuels Sports. Samuels entered the automobile business in 1963 and in 1982 he moved to Waco to take a job as general manager of Steakley Chevrolet. A year later, he purchased the North Loop Dodge in Richland Hills and began building his automobile empire.
He supported youth activities ranging from soccer to exploration and was known to pay far more than the market price for steers, pigs, lambs, goats, chickens, turkeys and rabbits at youth cattle shows. During the McLennan County Annual Junior Cattle Show, Samuels and his wife, Donna, along with their dealers, were consistently the largest buyers of animals raised by 4-H and FFA area students.
Allen Samuels Death & Cause
Allen Samuels battle with pancreatic cancer
He was preceded in death by a son, Bruce Samuels, and a grandson, Austin Little.
“It was my honor to pay special tribute to my friends, Allen and Donna Samuels, at this year’s McLennan County Junior Livestock Show auction,” said Clayton Hall, who has played a leadership role in the auction.
“Allen Samuels has inspired other businesses to participate and he has also helped existing participants raise the level of money they pay for these animals. He will be missed, but his legacy will continue.”
Samuels, a Fort Worth native, is survived by his wife, nine children, 22 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were pending Friday.
The family requested those who wish to make memorials contribute to the Shriners Hospitals for Children or the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.