Sammy Scribner

April 10, 1934 - July 01, 2013 

Sammy Scribner

April 10, 1934 - July 01, 2013 

Obituary for Sammy Scribner

Mr. Samuel David "Sammy" Scribner, 79, of Union City died 9:00 a.m. Monday, July 1, 2013, at his home.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home. Brother James Kinsey will officiate. Burial will follow in Mt. Ararat Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Michael Davis, Paul Davis, William Davis, Josh Barner, Matt Barner and D.J. Virgin.

The family will receive friends at Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday.

He was born April 10, 1934, in Obion County, to William Clem and Martha Jane "Gertie" (Harden) Scribner. He graduated from the former Troy High School in 1953, where he was a standout athlete and president of his senior class. He also held a degree in computer programing for LaSalle Extension University in Chicago, Illinois. He was a Christian.

He met his future wife, Patsy Roberts, while delivering stock for Alexander Jones Wholesale to the Red Star Drug Store in Union City, where she worked. They were married on July 8, 1960. She survives.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his four children, Anita Barner, Donna Smith and Steve Scribner, all of Union City and Stephanie Virgin of Cayce, Kentucky; six grandchildren, Matt Barner and Candace Scribner both of Union City, Josh Barner of Obion, D.J. Virgin and Madison Virgin both of Cayce, Kentucky and Zach Barner, currently deployed the the U.S. Army in Afghanistan; five great grandchildren; and his sister, Mary Rister of Eldorado, Illinois.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, William, George, James and Jerry; and two sisters, Sue Hooper and Ruth Buckelew.

He retired from the former Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in Union City in 1998, where he had worked for 24 years. He was a proud and loyal member of the United Steel Workers Local 878. He had previously worked at Alexander Jones Wholesale Company and Airport Machinery.

Sammy was an avid sports fan. His favorite teams were the Boston Celtics, St. Louis Cardinals and the University of Tennessee Volunteers.

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