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  1. So sorry to hear about Sammy. May God give you strength and comfort during this time of sorrow. Praying for you all.

  2. Dearest Becky and Family. I was so sorry to hear of Sam’s passing. Please know my Thoughts and Prayers are with you all. I have so many fond memories of Sam. Big Hugs to each of you ❤️

  3. We are so sad to hear about Sam. We loved being his next door neighbors for years in Kitty Hawk. He was always so sweet, helpful, and took care of the neighborhood dirt road- never expecting anything in return. He and Becky were such a cute couple; always making and building things for others. Praying for peace for the family during this time. Big hugs to you, Becky!
    Love,
    Jesse and Whitney

  4. My sincerest condolences to the family. I went to school with Mr. Hilderbrand’s son Joseph and remember him as as a very nice and quiet person. May your fond memories comfort you in this difficult time. Praying for you all.

  5. Dear Becky
    I am so sorry to read of Sams passing. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    God bless you
    Donna and Don

  6. OMGosh, What a terrible loss!
    “Sam The Man” was 1 of the kindest men I’ve known!!!!
    He truly was a gentle giant!!!
    He knew NO strangers.
    Sam, would lend his hand to anyone, no color, no gender, it didn’t matter to Sam.
    Heaven has gained another Angel 😇. R I P Sam and have a “Bush” for me.
    My condolences to Becky his wife, and Beautiful Family.
    You’ll be missed Terribly Sam!❤️

  7. Saaaaam
    God gained another Angel ❤️
    Your family are in my thoughts and prayers 🙏❤️
    Love you, Sam

  8. So sorry moms Beckie , Sam was a very special man my prayers are with you and your family all my love to you

  9. Dear Becky,
    I was so sorry to hear of Sams passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

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Samuel L. Hilderbrand, Sr.

October 24, 2021

Samuel L. Hilderbrand, Sr., 77, of Elizabeth City passed away peacefully in his sleep on October 24, 2021. He was born May 5, 1944 to the late Lewis Avery Hilderbrand and Elizabeth Gilleland Hilderbrand and was the husband of Rebecca McGee Hilderbrand. Sam served honorably in the US Coast Guard, and he retired from Exxon as a Chief Engineer and worked for Moran Towing until he was 72 years old.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Steve Hilderbrand, Ted Hilderbrand and Bonnie H. Stearns.

In addition to Rebecca “Becky”, his wife of 57 years; he is survived by three children, Sammy Hilderbrand and wife Rhonda, Beth Liebno and husband Jim, and Joseph Hildebrand and wife Kim all of Elizabeth City; and his brother, Tony Hilderbrand and wife Cheryl. Sam is also survived by five grandchildren, Maranda Chappell and husband Jamie, Meagen Fiedler and husband Bobby, Brent Mason and wife Tori, Tyler Liebno and Abby Haring, Buddy Sawyer and wife Caitlin Sawyer; eleven great-grandchildren, Drake Cauley, Raylee and Maelynn Fiedler, Grayson and Ryland Liebno, Dakota, Lane and Aubrey Sawyer, Taylor, Bryce and Addison Chappell; his sister-in- law, Paulette Spencer; his brother-in-law, Phil Stearns; along with several nieces and nephews, including his bonus nephews, Carl Warren Stallings and Marty Hilderbrand; bonus niece, Nicki Hilderbrand; and his fur babies Willis and Lilly.

The family will hold a private memorial service. Expressions of sympathy and comfort are welcome via the online register at www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc., was entrusted with arrangements.

Condolences

Brian Stallings

My thoughts and prayers for all of the family

Smitty Drum

So, so sorry to read about Sam's passing. He was a good man and will be missed.

Terri Winslow

Praying for peace and comfort for your family in the days ahead

Pam White

Becky & Family So sorry to hear if Sammy's passing. Prayers of comfort for all of you. Audrey & Pam White

Kendal & Pete Owens

We are so sorry for your loss. May God Bless your family with comfort and strength.

Rose Sipe

So sorry to hear about Sammy. May God give you strength and comfort during this time of sorrow. Praying for you all.

Little Fuzz

So sorry to hear. Stay strong and prayers for all of you.

Sherry Murray

Dearest Becky and Family. I was so sorry to hear of Sam’s passing. Please know my Thoughts and Prayers are with you all. I have so many fond memories of Sam. Big Hugs to each of you ❤️

Trevor and Arielle Williams

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family 💓

Jesse & Whitney Hines

We are so sad to hear about Sam. We loved being his next door neighbors for years in Kitty Hawk. He was always so sweet, helpful, and took care of the neighborhood dirt road- never expecting anything in return. He and Becky were such a cute couple; always making and building things for others. Praying for peace for the family during this time. Big hugs to you, Becky! Love, Jesse and Whitney

Mary Pendill

Becky, I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Jeanine Hinton Telles

My sincerest condolences to the family. I went to school with Mr. Hilderbrand’s son Joseph and remember him as as a very nice and quiet person. May your fond memories comfort you in this difficult time. Praying for you all.

Renee & John Winslow

We are very saddened to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Donna Blankenship

Dear Becky I am so sorry to read of Sams passing. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless you Donna and Don

Kate Sedlar

OMGosh, What a terrible loss! "Sam The Man" was 1 of the kindest men I've known!!!! He truly was a gentle giant!!! He knew NO strangers. Sam, would lend his hand to anyone, no color, no gender, it didn't matter to Sam. Heaven has gained another Angel 😇. R I P Sam and have a "Bush" for me. My condolences to Becky his wife, and Beautiful Family. You'll be missed Terribly Sam!❤️

Kate Sedlar

Saaaaam God gained another Angel ❤️ Your family are in my thoughts and prayers 🙏❤️ Love you, Sam

Rebecca Harris

So sorry moms Beckie , Sam was a very special man my prayers are with you and your family all my love to you

Courtney J Quillin

Dear Becky, I was so sorry to hear of Sams passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.