Funeral of Samuel J. Friedman

Natchitoches Airport, July 7, 2023

Sam Friedman, Longtime resident of Natchitoches died peacefully on July 2, 2023 in Glenville, North Carolina. Mr. Friedman’s death brought hundreds of visitors to Natchitoches to pay their respects to this Hotelier, cattle rancher and businessman who always called Natchitoches home.

Mr. Friedman’s business acumen and visionary approach to the hotel industry, forged relationships across America for over 50 years. Natchitoches hotels, businesses and our local airport were inundated with mourners who traveled to Natchitoches from New York City, Chicago, Miami, San Antonio, Boston, Nantucket, and numerous other places to pay respects to Mr. Friedman.

Mr. Sam Friedman’s life was memorialized on Friday July, 7th, 2023 at the Natchitoches Events Center with a funeral service that was live streamed to many of the 80 hotels he or his company, Dimension Development, either own or manage.

Mr. Friedman will be sorely missed in the Natchitoches Community, at LSU football games or salt water fishing with his friends.

SERVICES: Samuel James “Sam” Friedman