Samir Khoury passed away peacefully in Dallas, Texas on September 10th, 2021 at 79 years of age. He was born in Acre, Israel on May 22, 1942 to Ya'coub and Beikeh Khoury. He attended Terra Sancta school in Acre for elementary, middle, and high school. As the oldest son in the family, following the passing of his father, he served as a strong role model for his five younger brothers, teaching them and other kids in their neighborhood.
In 1967, he immigrated to the United States where he would go on to earn a bachelor’s degree from Howard Payne College in Brownwood, TX, a master’s degree from East Texas State University in Commerce, TX, and later a Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine degree from Parker University in Dallas. He worked as a chiropractor in Andrews, Midland, and Odessa, TX for over 15 years. He retired in 2008 and spent his remaining years as a resident of Midland and Dallas, TX.
Sam was an avid sports fan who enjoyed watching boxing and football with his sons and nephews. If he wasn’t at his clinic or at home, you could find him at the bowling alley where he competed in leagues and played for the pure fun of the game. Nearly all those evenings and weekends were with his brother Raja. Bowling was a carefree way to spend quality time together with his family and friends. His primary joy in his final years was spending time with his grandchildren Taylor and Connor in Dallas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Samira Driscoll, and his brothers Gabriel, Constantine, and Raja Khoury. He is survived by his sons Michael and Andrew, his grandchildren Taylor and Connor, his sister Nabiha, and his brothers Nabeeh and Eli Khoury, along with numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, in-laws, and extended family who loved him very much.