Sam Denson O’Callaghan

Sam Denson O’Callaghan, 66, of Dickinson, Texas, passed away September 20, 2021 in Houston, Texas. Sam was born March 1, 1955 to parents, Dale Holder O’Callaghan and Wilma Jean Lyles, in Texas City, Texas.

Sam is preceded in death by his parents and beloved aunt, Gladys Fannin.  He is survived by his stepmom Sylvia, the love of his life, wife of 46 years, Renee, sons Brent and wife Holli, Cory and wife Michelle, Heath and wife Tiffany and Christian.  Brother, Gary O’Callaghan and wife Karen; sisters, Tanya Young and husband Bill; Sandy Pierce and husband Roger; Peggy Residori and husband Larry; Debbie Flores and husband George; Wendy Heldt and husband Jim; and Michelle Minarcik.  Grandchildren, Tristan and wife Haley, Gavin, Quinten, Braden, Kierstyn, Leighton, Kai, Royce, Daniel, Annalysa and Holland. Great-granddaughters, Arden and Josephine, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Sam’s greatest treasure was his family. His love for them was evident by the way his face would light-up every time he saw any one of them.  He loved spending time with his family, especially being silly with his grandkids.  He enjoyed being a father to four sons but truly forged the best bond with his daughters-in-law. Sam was newly retired and worked on creating a second career with his sons, called Sam and Sons, LLC. He was very proud of his Irish heritage, especially the O’Callaghan name.  He was a talented guitar player and enjoyed playing for his family and friends.  He loved to travel with his wife Renee, and family. Sam was the kind of man that was always there when his family or friends needed him. He enjoyed life to its fullest. Sam will be greatly missed and forever loved by everyone that knew him.

Pallbearers include: Tristan, Gavin, Quinten and Braden O’Callaghan, George Flores and Bill Young. Honorary pallbearers include: Kai, Royce and Daniel O’Callaghan.

A visitation for Sam will take place on Monday, September 27, 2021 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson, Texas. A funeral will be held on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 11:00 AM also at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson. Interment will follow at Hayes Grace Memorial Park Cemetery.


  1. Renee and family,
    Losing a beloved spouse or parent is such a blow! Yall must be devastated! We grieve with you!

    James, Debbie, David Pittman
  2. Words cannot express our deepest sorrow for the boys & family.

    Jewell ONeal
  3. I love and miss u Sambo😭

    Patty Lyles
  4. We miss you so much!! But we all know you’re in a way better place!! I’m sure your spreading the laughs around up there in heaven!! I know I only got to hang out a handful of times but in those short times we shared the best of laughs and you were such a great guy!! Taken way to soon, but I guess God had other plans for you!! Fly High till we meet again!!

    Lauren Malm
  5. My heart breaks for the O’Callaghan family. I worked with Sam for many years. He was so excited about retirement and spending time with his most beloved family. Rest In Peace Sam – it was always a joy working with you.

    Vickie Harrison
  6. May our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ fully engulf all the family and friends, that have lost such a beloved loved one.Know that God now has him in heaven and has embraced him, and added him to his kingdom. Comfort yourselves by knowing that Sammy is much happy, and wants everyone to meet him there in heaven. John 3:16, and Romans 10:9

    Luis and Lilly Ferrer
  7. My heart is broken for you Rene, your kids, grandkids, and family. We were talking just a few weeks ago about coming and visiting you before all of this happened. I love all of you dearly and always looked forward to seeing you, Sam, Karen and whoever else from our family would come and visit.
    There are so many good memories that I will always treasure. I’m praying for you and everyone touched by Sam’s passing. Know that I am grieving with you, sending everyone love and hugs.
    I know that Sam is in Heaven celebrating and rejoicing with our loved ones that have gone to be with the Lord.

    Tommy Vaughan
  8. Renee,
    I am so very sorry to hear of Sam’s passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God Bless each and every one of you and, comfort you during this most difficult time.
    Elaine Glass

    Elaine Glass
  9. My Heartfelt Condolences, Rene & Family,
    Rest in Peace Sam, you will be greatly missed

  10. My heart breaks for the family during this time. Rest in peace. You will be missed by so many people.

    Misti perry
  11. I worked with Sam for 16 years and was saddened to hear of his passing. May God comfort your family during this difficult time. Rest in peace Sam.

    Casey Shuler
  12. Sam was my friend. He will be missed.

    Guy Rivas
  13. It is with great sorrow for the loss of such a kind friend, husband, father.. requesting legions of angels to surround you and family during this difficult time. 🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️

    Peggy Haden
  14. Am so so sorry to hear about this. We just got word from family today. Sam was such a big part of the family and will be missed by us all. Rene, we will be praying for you and your family. God bless you and peace be with you all.

    Most sincerely,
    Stephen & Robin Winfrey

    Stephen Winfrey

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