Samuel Nowell Flamer was born May 11, 1944 and he departed this life on July 3, 2013. Samuel was the son of the late Eva Elizabeth & the late Robert Leonard Wilson and John Thomas Downes. "Sam" grew up in Queen Anne's, Maryland on the farm with his Aunt Maggie and Uncle Sam. Sam received the majority of his education in Talbot County Public Schools. At an early age Sam had a love for truck driving and his first Employer was Fox Trucking in Easton, Maryland. Sam was determined to start his own trucking business while still in his twenties; KS & F Trucking was born. He also started his welding business, Flamer's Welding. Family was first and foremost to Sam, he was a very kind and passionate person. He enjoyed being around the house with his wife Eleanor, children and grandchildren. Eleanor knew she had to have "Sam's Platter" ready when he came off the road. A regular plate wouldn't do, only the platter! If you knew Sam you knew he had a passion for vehicles. The love for trucks, motorcycles, classic cars and anything with a motor and a steering wheel peeked Sam's interest. Whether it was fixing or riding, Sam was the best at it. There was no riding going on of course without his loyal road dog, Deamus (man's best friend). After his shot gun riding friend passed away last year Sam started to give the truck driving business up, but he knew Deamus wouldn't want it so he kept on trucking. Sam leaves to mourn: his wife of 42 years Eleanor Marie Flamer, 5 daughters Terry (Joseph), Stephanie, Elsie, Yvonna (Kenya) and Alisha; 3 sons Robbie, Gregory (Caroline) and Steven; 21 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren; 3 brothers Theodore "Teddy" Wilson, Samuel Rodgers (Beatrice) and Calvin Downes; 7 sister-in-laws and 8 brother-in-laws. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins along with a mentee Bobby Bennett and many others; special friends Bernard Sanders, Frank Caldwell, Joe Lee, Don Parag, and Eric Fry. Family that preceded Sam in death: 1 son Kurt Flamer, 1 sister Morita Wilson and 1 brother Raymond Wilson. Services will be Sat., July 13th 11am at Allen AME Church Thomastown, MD with a viewing Fri. evening 7-8:30pm at Grace UM Church 900 N. Washington Ave. Wilmington, DE and one hour prior to service on Sat. Interment in Sandtown Cemetery, Ridgely, MD.