Dec. 19, 1947 - Jan. 3, 2017

Sam Harris Brigman, aka 'Buddy' passed away from acute myeloid leukemia at age 69. Sam resided in Tarpon Springs, Florida with his wife, Vicki L. Brigman. Sam was born in Huntsville, Alabama to parents; Sam (deceased) and Virginia Brigman and has one sister, Alice Brigman. Sam is survived by one daughter, Jennifer King and one son, Nathan Brigman; two granddaughters, Paige and Emily and one nephew, Patrick Shane Henry. Sam graduated from Lee High School, joined the Air Force and was stationed in Thailand during the Vietnam era. He had a degree in cabinet making and worked as a carpenter and as a graphic artist. Sam loved the outdoors, traveling and making others laugh. There will be a celebration of his life in Huntsville, Alabama at a later date.

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Posted by Vicki Lynn Brigman at

On Tuesday morning, January 3rd 2017, my adoring husband, Sam 'Buddy' Brigman passed on. Sam said it is true what they say, "that cancer is a fight". Sam's body just couldn't fight any longer and he is now pain free. I don't know what else to say except thank you for the love, support, hugs and tears that kept us going through 2016.

This is the most difficult journal entry for me and for the rest of us Sam fans left behind. Please remember how he made us laugh; how he was a true southern gentleman; how he was a pirate 200 years too late; how his art lives on and how his love lives on through his children and grandchildren. He was one of a kind. Peace out.

Sam wished to be cremated. I will have a celebration of life in Huntsville, Alabama at a later time. In lieu of flowers you may donate to the Fisher House Foundation.

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