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Sammy Scribner

Samuel David “Sammy” Scribner, 79, of Union City died July 1, 2013, at his home.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home, with the Rev. James Kinsey officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Ararat Cemetery near Troy.
Pallbearers will be Michael Davis, Paul Davis, William Davis, Josh Barner, Matt Barner and D.J. Virgin.
The family will receive visitors from 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
He was born April 10, 1934, in Obion County, son of the late William Clem and Martha Jane “Gertie’ (Harden) Scribner. He graduated from the former Troy High School, where he was a standout athlete and president of his senior class, in 1953.  He also held a degree in computer programming from LaSalle Extension University in Chicago. He was a Christian.
He met his future wife, the former Patsy Roberts, while delivering stock for the former Alexander Jones Wholesale to the former Red Star Drug Store in Union City, where she worked. They were married July 8, 1960. She survives.
He retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. in Union City in 1998, where had had worked for 24 years. He was a proud and loyal member of United Steel Workers Local 878. He had worked previously at the former Alexander Jones Wholesale Co. and at Airport Machinery. He was an avid sports fan. His favorite teams were the Boston Celtics, St. Louis Cardinals and the University of Tennessee Volunteers.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, Anita Barner, Donna Smith and Steve Scribner, all of Union City, and Stephanie Virgin of Cayce, Ky.; their grandchildren, Matt Barner and Candace Scribner, both of Union City, Josh Barner of Obion, D.J. Virgin and Madison Virgin, both of Cayce, Ky., and Zach Barner, who is currently deployed with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan; five great-grandchildren; and  his sister, Mary Rister of Eldorado, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, William Scribner, George Scribner, James Scribner and Jerry Scribner; and two sisters, Sue Hooper and Ruth Buckelew.
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