Moyle, Samuel Boddie, III
Birth: Sunday, May 20, 1951 in Columbia, South Carolina
Residence: Lexington Park, Maryland
Death: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at the age of 58
Laid to Rest: Sunday, March 21, 2010 in the Oconee Memorial Park, Seneca, South Caroliona
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Samuel Boddie Moyle, III, 58, of Lexington Park, Maryland passed away on March 17, 2010 at the Hospice House of St. Mary's after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

Sam was born on May 20, 1951 in Columbia, South Carolina. As a young child, he moved with his parents, Mary Helen Gilmore Westmoreland and the late Samuel Boddie Moyle, Jr., to Walhalla, South Carolina in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. He spent his childhood roaming the outdoors and graduated from Walhalla High School in 1969.

He attended the University of South Carolina, where he majored in psychology, and spent several summers working at Yellowstone National Park where, in 1973, he met his wife, Sara. The couple married on April 8, 1979 and enjoyed 30 happy years of marriage. They had four children.

Sam served in the United States Navy and retired as a Lieutenant Commander after tours of duty in Charleston, South Carolina; La Maddalena, Italy; Monterey, California; Patuxent River, Maryland; London, England; and Virginia Beach, Virginia. He earned a master's of science in management from the United States Naval Postgraduate School and was a veteran of the Gulf War where he served in Operation Desert Storm. During the last decade of his career, Sam worked as a supply analyst and program manager for Wyle. He and his family have lived in Town Creek since 1997.

They say you can take the boy out of the South, but you can't take the South out of the boy. Sam was the perennial Southern gentleman. He was a voracious reader and a consummate historian, especially of the American Civil War. He loved bluegrass and Celtic music and played the fiddle and the bagpipes. He loved fishing, Gamecock football and beach vacations in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Most of all, Sam loved his family.

He is survived by his wife Sara Hanstein Moyle of Lexington Park, MD; daughter Rachel Rauh Moyle Beanland and husband Kevin James Beanland of Richmond, VA; son Daniel Gilmore Moyle of New York, NY; daughter Ruth Ellen Peevey and husband Kevin Alan Peevey of Roanoke, VA; and daughter Eve Rebecca Moyle of Lexington Park, MD; two grandchildren Gabriel Kevin Beanland and Clementine Tsehaynesh Beanland of Richmond, VA; mother Mary Helen Gilmore Westmoreland and stepfather Curtis Henry Westmoreland of Walhalla, SC; sister Mary Helen "Cissy" Terry and husband Marshall Woodfin Terry of Walhalla, SC; and brother William Booker "Bill" Moyle of Salem, SC. He was preceded in death by his father, Samuel Boddie Moyle, Jr. of West Union, SC.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate Sam's life on March 19, 2010 at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD, 20650. Visitation begins at 5 p.m. and a funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. Interment will take place at Oconee Memorial Park, 1923 Blue Ridge Boulevard, Seneca, SC 29672 at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 21.

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In lieu of flowers, please consider honoring Sam's life with a memorial contribution to either Hospice of St. Mary's at P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650 or the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at 2141 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 7000, El Segundo, CA 90245.
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