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Tuesday September 21st, 2021
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Graveside Service

Cagle Cemetery
Tuesday September 21st, 2021

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Terry Lynn Sams

Terry Lynn Sams, 72 of Whittier, passed away on Friday, September 17, 2021. Terry was born on March 29, 1949 in Buncombe County. He was the son of the late Jim Hendrix and Neta Sams Hendrix.

Terry enjoyed going fishing, hunting, and camping. He loved mowing his yard and cooking for his family. His specialty was Mexican cornbread. Terry loved his family especially his grandbabies. Terry loved the Lord; he was a member of Locust Field Baptist Church. He served on the church finance committee and cooked for all the events. Terry will be missed by many.

Terry is survived by his wife, Edna Sams; daughters, Christy Smith (Daniel), and Candy Smith (Mike) of Haywood Co.; son, Dale Patton (Molly) of Burke Co.; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and one on the way; sister, Vickie Sanders (Hawk) of Brunswick, GA. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Terry is preceded in death by his parents, Jim Hendrix and Neta Sams Hendrix.

A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at Cagle Cemetery.

Rev. Gary Moore and Rev. Caleb Kelly will be officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:00-2:00pm prior to the service at his home, 35 Whispering Pines Dr., Whittier, NC 28789.

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Terry Lynn Sams was born to Sonny Woods and Neta Sams (Hendrix) of Woodfin, North Carolina. Terry married his high school sweetheart, Nancy Wengard of Crossnore, North Carolina (currently of Tennessee). Terry and Nancy had two sons: Michael (Mike) James Sams of Florida and Ronnie (Ron) Lynn Sams of Arizona. Terry is a United States Navy veteran who served in the Vietnam War. Terry and Nancy lived in Spain during his military service. Terry has two other grandchildren. Mike has a daughter, Journey Sams. Ron and Melissa Sams have a daughter, Julia Sams. Most importantly, Terry was a Christian. May he rest in peace. Revelation 21:4 ESV He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.

Ron Sams Sep 20 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Terry Sams

Ron Sams Sep 20 2021 12:00 AM

We knew Terry . We knew he love his family. We knew he love to cook camp and enjoy life. We knew he love the Lord. We will miss his little red truck blowing as he pass the house just to say hello. Most of all we will miss him. Jim &Sandy Gibson

Jimmy &Sandy Gibson Sep 18 2021 12:00 AM

Friends and Family uploaded 1 to the gallery.

Friends and Family Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM