61 years old
4th generation life-long resident of Davidson County
Raised on a farm in southern Davidson County.
Married 35 years to Karen Hege Watford.
Karen is a retired teacher.
Daughter Jordan is a teacher in the Chapel Hill area.
Jordan is married to Jonathan Lupton who is an engineer at Hill-Rom.
Daughter Morgan is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill.
Sam has two grandchildren.
Western Carolina University 1971-73
Guilford Technical Institute 1974-76
Degree in Civil Engineering Technology
Watford Construction Company
Utility contracting and site preparation (heavy construction)
Licensed plumbing contractor
Member of Liberty Baptist Church where Sam teaches a Sunday school class,
is Sunday School Chairman, Finance Chairman and Chairman of the Deacons.
Thomasville Jaycees past President and Life Member
J.C.I. Senator - North Carolina Jaycees
Cardinal Corp - North Carolina Jaycees
Thomasville Masonic Lodge #214
Oasis Shriner - Secretary
Chair City Shrine Club past President
Currently serving 3rd term as Davidson County Commissioner
Served on Davidson County Planning and Zoning Board
Former Liberty GOP Precinct Chairman
Member of A.O.P.A (Aircraft owners & pilots association)
Member of E.A.A (Experimental aircraft association)