Jessie Sams

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Jessie Sams, 80, of Munfordville, passed away Saturday, March 31, 2012, at his residence.

He was a self-employed carpenter and active in jail ministry.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Ella Brown Sams; a son, Glenn Sams; two brothers, Jake and George Sams; a sister, Luree Sams; and a grandson, Brian Sams.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Deanna Sams; eight children, Barbara (Jeff) Brotzge, Jesse (Kathy) Sams, Patricia (Larry) Hicks, Wanda (Gary) Gaddie, Louis (Wanda) Sams, Allan (Brenda) Sams, Jessie (Patti) Sams Jr. and Marcy (Rick) Gilbert; a sister, Mary Richardson; four brothers, Charles (Carolyn) Sams, Lonnie Sams, Irvin Sams and Otis Sams; 22 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

The funeral was Tuesday from the chapel of Dixon-Atwood & Trowbridge Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with Michael Moore officiating. Burial was in Howevalley Cemetery.

To leave a condolence and light a memory candle, visit www.DixonAtwood.com.