Samuel “Sam” Lee Chaney, 81, passed away March 28, 2021, at Vanderbilt Hospital, in Nashville.
He was born Oct. 18, 1939, in Henning, to Y.Z. and Flossie Chaney.
Sam attended Lauderdale High School, in Ripley, for his basic studies. Sam met the one and only Margie while he was working construction with the railroad system. They were married for 50-plus years. Sam would often tell his family that “Granny robbed the cradle” due to the age difference and give that bashful smile.
Sam worked at Thomas Industries and retired after 40 years with the company. Sam also had a lawn mowing business that he would faithfully attend to after working a full day at Thomas Industries. Sam did not slow down after retirement and continued his lawn business up until his death. Sam was known for his work ethic and the fact that he never slowed down. Sam Chaney was a caring husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. Sam loved his family unconditionally, and it showed every day.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Margie Chaney; parents, Y.Z. and Flossie Chaney; sons, Samuel Lee Chaney Jr., Willard Lowery; daughter, Diane Hogan; and grandson, Curron Lowery.
He is survived by his daughter, Maxine Glimps; siblings, Carrie Sue Moore, Clarence L. Chaney, Gloria Jean (Joseph) Buford, Frances Melinda Moore, Nerissa Debra (Byron) Harvey; grandchildren, Saxton Lowery, Isha and Lori Chaney, Cassandra Nicole Peppers; great- grandchildren, Curronica Lowery, Mahayla and Thomarius Simmons, Hali and Chris Howard, Hillary and Blake Huddleston; Ahralyn Peppers, great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, James Gwynn.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m., April 2, 2021, at Thurman Funeral Home, with burial in Davis Cemetery. Visitation will be noon-1 p.m., April 2, at the funeral home.
Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.