Samuel B. Foote Jr., 87, died peacefully Sunday, March 19, 2017, in his residence with his family by his side. He was born Nov. 12, 1929, in Washington, to Samuel B. Foote Sr. and Mable Melvin Foote. He was married for 60 years to his beloved wife, Georgia Jenkins Foote.
Samuel is survived by his four children, Michael Foote and his wife Gayla, MaryAnn Grady and her husband Rick, Steve Foote and his wife Tina and Scott Foote and his wife Shelly; seven grandchildren, Ryan Poorman, Chris Foote, Cameron Grady, Catie Grady, Sara Johnson, DJ Johnson, Shelby Foote; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; beloved wife; three brothers; one grandson; and one great-grandson.
Samuel came from a very large family, having six brothers, five sisters and numerous nieces and nephews. He was a mechanic most of his life until his later years when he was employed by Wolfe's Auto Auction. Samuel worked at Wolfe's until his retirement. He was very proud of being a veteran of the United States Army and being part of the 101st Airborne Division.
Graveside services are Monday, March 27, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Highland Lawn Cemetery with Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 972 providing Military Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, donations to Reach Services Veteran Service Program are appreciated. Arrangements were entrusted to Greiner Funeral Home, 2005 North 13th Street, Terre Haute. Online condolences can be made at:
Published on March 24, 2017