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Obituary        by Richard Harvey

Richard Harvey, also most of people known as Sidewinder Sam or Good looking Sam.

He was a World War II Marian Corps Veterans, father, grandfather, grate grandfather. Passed away on September 5th, 2013 in Scott & White hospital in Temple Texas.                                                   

Sam passed quietly while Rena was next to him in 1:00AM on Sep. 5th 2013.

Sam is survived by Rena Chang Hoot, a lover, a life partner, a working partner, who he had been with together since 1990.

He was cremated as his wish, by Heritage Funeral Home in Harker Heights, Texas.               1947 Richard joined the Marine Corps at age 16

Richard Harvey was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1931 of a Native American mother and a Russian father. They produced a devote nature lover who shares his love of the great outdoors, its wildlife and his native American culture through his paint brushes and canvas.

He was an associate member in Oil Painters of America. And in the early 1970’s was one of the original members of the Northwest Artists organization.

Richard was accepted to exhibit in the National Wildlife Show of 1979, which featured 265 of the world finest wildlife artists. He was also awarded the First Runner Up prize in the State of Missouri’s First Duck Stamp Competition.

One of Richard’s painting “On the Run” won Best of Show at the Corpus Christi Art Museum’s 1983 show. The Same painting also won Best of Show in the Wildlife Category.  Another of his paintings, “Jetty’s End” won Best of Show in the Seascape Category.

In the mid 1990’s, Richard became one of the original artist members of the Academy of Western Artists based in Gene Autry, Oklahoma. 

He loves Blue Music with true passion.  by Richard Harvey

He stared to work with Dragon Lady Tattoos in 1988 until about 2 years ago. He created so many art works, and marked on so many people’s mile stones in their lives.

He had drawing and painting classes from 2009 to 2011 in local Hobby Lobby Creative Center. He used the entire fee that his students gave to him on the food for Dogs, cats and goats; they are his orphan hood kids.                                                             

My Dearest


Sam, my dearest




Never, never enough…………

Never enough time…… Never enough fun…….

Never enough for this life time………






Richard Harvey’s (also known as Sidewinder Sam) Memorial – Celebrate the Life

Time: 5:00PM Oct 2nd,  2013

Location: Charlie R Greene Memorial Hall/The Sergeants Major Retire & Chefs Assoc.

                  699 E Veterans Memorial Blvd, Heights, TX.

                   by Richard Harvey


                                                    By Richard Harvey