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Long, Sammie Lee -

Beechgrove - Graveside services for Mr. Sammie Lee Long, age 76, of Beechgrove, TN will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, at Gnat Hill Cemetery. Mr. Long passed suddenly from this life on Friday, April 3, 2020, at his residence.

Sammie was born on February 26, 1944, in Sewanee, TN to the late William Felix and Bertha Long. He was a Vietnam Veteran in the United States Army, and he taught Building Trades in Franklin County before going to Rutherford County to continue teaching until his retirement. Sammie enjoyed fishing, hunting, wood working, and beekeeping. He was an active member of the Coffee County Fair Board and a member of the Skills USA Committee for over 20 years. Sammie loved his family more than anything, and he was a loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather.

In addition to his parents, Sammie is also preceded in death by one brother, William Bertram Long. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Carolyn Long; one son, Kevin Long; one daughter, Mitzi Smith; five grandchildren, Chris Kochans, Samantha Long, Sydney Long, Chris Smith, and Reagan Smith.

Coffee County Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Long family.


Graveside Service
Starts: 4/8/20 at 1:00pm
Gnat Hill Cemetery
Coffee County, TN 37355


Michael & Joyce Crosslin says:

So sorry for the loss of Sam,prayers for the family.

LaVerne (McKervey) Fults says:

So sorry for your loss.
Ms. Carolyn he will be missed and our prayers are with you and your family.

Michael Robison says:

Dearest Carolyn and family, So very sorry to learn of the untimely passing of Mr. Sammy. You know that the angels are welcoming him to his heavenly home. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Also that Mr. Sam was a chriistian and fulfilled his earthly life for the Lord.
With loving, heartfelt sympathy, Michael Robison

Elmer & Connie Morris says:

Carolyn & family,

We are so sorry for your loss. Praying that God gives you strength
to get through this time. Thinking of you all.

Elmer & Connie Morris

Elmer & Connie Morris says:

Carolyn & family,

We are so sorry for your loss. Praying that God gives you strength
to get through this time. Thinking of you all.

Elmer & Connie Morris

The schultz’s says:

We are sorry to hear about Sam sending prayers to your whole family

Terri Rigney says:

Mrs. Carolyn,

So sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for you and your family during this difficult time. If you need anything just give me a call.

Terri Rigney

Jean Duncan says:

So sorry prayers for you and your family

donna fletcher says:

We were so sorry to hear about Sammie passing. You are in our thoughts.
Phil, Donna, John Revice, Ellen, Hatcher, Jane Ellen, Christopher, Dane the FLETCHER'S

Wilma Howland says:

Carolyn, sorry for your loss. Just wanted you to know that I was thinking about you.

Sandra floyd says:

Condolences to carolyn, Kevin, and mitzi

Amanda Garner McNish says:

I am so sorry to hear of Sammie’s passing. I wish I had gotten back to Tennessee to see him again. Sending love and prayers from my family to you and your family.

Jim and Angie Thomas says:

So very sorry for your loss, praying for all of you during this time

Sandra Hillis says:

Mitzi, so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. Praying for you and your family.

Brenda Shannon says:

Carolyn and family we are so sorry for your loss. Bobby and Brenda Shannon

Judy Hull says:

Our deepest sympathy for you and your family at this difficult time. Mark and Judy Hull

Stephanie Young Smith says:

So sorry for your family’s loss. Prayers for comfort in this difficult time.

Melvin Cooper and Penny Avans and family says:

So sorry for your loss

Phyllis and Winfred Peek says:

Dear Carolyn,
We are so sorry for your loss! Prayers for you and the entire family during this sad time.

Randy & Wilma Vaught says:

Kevin. Sorry to hear this. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Keely Beale says:

Carolyn and family, I am so very sorry to hear about Sammie’s passing. Please know that you’re all in my thoughts and prayers.

Sharon Spears says:

I am deeply sorry to hear of your loss. May the comfort of others help you through this time of sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Please accept my sincere condolences to you and your family.

Kyle, Brelyn, and Kerris says:

Thinking and praying for you all right now.

Debra Meeker says:

Sam will be missed by so many. I always loved our haircut visits and time at the ball field. I know it did so much for our community, especially with the Coffee County Fair. Sending prayers for comfort for all of you. Love you

CJ Keeler says:

So sorry for your loss. Praying for your family.

Joel & Glenda Trail says:

Dearest Carolyn, we are so sorry for your loss , we will be praying that God will give you comfort and peace during this time of grief. If you need us to help with anything just let us know. Joel

Sharla says:

Love. Sam loved all. His family, students and friends. I haven’t seen him in years, but I know I would get a great big hug if I ever traveled that way. I am so sorry for you guys Ms Carolyn, Kevin and Mitzi. Prayers and hugs!!

Benny Jones says:

Miss Carolyn, so very sorry to hear the sad news about Sammie. Our deepest condolences go to you and your family. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers in the coming days. Best wishes
Benny & Dow Jones

Charles and Susan says:

Carolyn, Kevin, Mitzi and grandchildren, we are so very sorry to here the sad news about Sam. Our deepest condolences go to you and all your family. We have so many great memories of all the Daytona Beach times we shared together each July over the past 35+ years. Great FOOD, FUN and FELLOWSHIP our whole Florida group will forever remember and cherish. Love, Charles, Susan, Robert, Amy, Delaney, Kendall, and Addison Sain

Sue Maxwell says:

Carolyn, Mitzi, Kevin and family,
We were so very sorry to hear about Sam. We are so very sorry about this bad time in your lives. We cherish all the wonderful memories of the "Florida bunch" and all the good times our families had together at Daytona beach. Sam will live on in your heart and through all the good memories that you shared. We just wanted you to know that we are thinking of you and praying for you.

With Sincere Sympathy,
James, Sue, Susan, and Jennifer

Jeff Hill says:

So sorry for your loss, I had the pleasure of being a building trade student of Mr. Longs from 1980 to 1982. I will never forget his face when I handed him one of my business cards a few years after graduation, you could see the gleam in his eyes like he had made a difference in someone's life. I think about him often and what a difference he made in my life. I'll get to see him again someday and tell him what he meant to me.

Dana. Smith says:

Carolyn, Ican still remember having you as a teacher.You and Sam were dating then.I think I saw him nearly every day.I loved both of you so very much.I am so sorry about his loss.I know that his laughter will be missed.He was a great man.Prayers for you and Mitzi and Kevin.

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