FORT WORTH, Texas — Sam LeNoir has received National Farm Life Insurance Co.’s highest honor, the Scott Anderson Memorial Award, for his exemplary commitment and service to some 1,400 policyholders in Central Texas.

“Like the award’s namesake, Sam puts his heart and soul into enriching the lives of the people he serves,” said NFLIC President Kyle McGregor. “His tireless dedication spans more than three decades, with so many Limestone County residents trusting him to protect the things they value most — their families, their homes and their businesses. That kind of trust is legendary.”

Scott Anderson introduced Sam to National Farm Life in 1990. They became fast friends and worked the company’s Central Texas region for 27 years before Scott passed away in 2020. Together they created an application, still in use today, that enables NFLIC agents to write group policies for businesses.

“If you have one good friend in your lifetime, you have more than your share,” Sam says. “Scott was a good friend and a good colleague. We never had a crossword. He was known for saying that true greatness comes from duplicating your success in others. That’s exactly what Scott did, for me and hundreds more. The Scott Anderson Memorial Award is a high honor.”

Clark Fryer created the award after Scotts passing to honor his mentorship within the company. This award is given to an agent who embodies NFLIC’s core values of family, service, integrity, loyalty and security.

Donna, Central Texas Regional Coordinator Clark Fryer and inaugural award recipient Bobby Johnson, an NFLIC agent in Waco, honored Sam at a celebration in February.

"Scott thought the world of Sam — a man after his own heart,” she said. “Sam is a mentor to many and an admired leader in the insurance industry.”

Clark Fryer: “Sam LeNoir is a trailblazer. His personal touch is what sets National Farm Life apart from other life insurance companies.”

Individualized service is the only way Sam knows to do business. A lifetime resident of Limestone’s county seat — Groesbeck (population 3,645) — Sam knows everyone. His policyholders are his friends, and he treats them all like family.

When he had trouble with his cellphone a few weeks back, he was concerned that he had forever lost his contact information. The carrier’s customer service representative helped him locate the data and found it hard to believe that anyone could know that many people.

She doesn’t know Sam, or National Farm Life Insurance.

Founded in 1946 in the Fort Worth Stockyards, NFLIC offers products through more than 1,300 independent agents. Whole life insurance is the company’s cornerstone, complemented by a suite of financial services marketed to families across Texas.