Sam McCanless

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Sam McCanless, 92, of Paducah, Ky., died Saturday, March 28, 2020, at Parkview Nursing and Rehab Center. Sam was a retired pipefitter welder at Local 155 in Little Rock. He was a member of the congregation of Jehovah’s Witness.

Mr. McCanless is survived by his son Sammy McCanless and wife Sue of Owensboro; four grandchildren, Crystal Ford of Owensboro, Ky., Tonia Kerr of Bella Vista, Tasha Garza of Twin Lakes, Wis., and Micah Hamlett of Jonesboro; and seven great-grandchildren, Stevie Ford, Castle Kerr, Corbin Kerr, Ty Garza, Preston Hamlett, Ellana Hamlett, and Ava Hamlett.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Nellie; second wife, Paula Sue; one daughter, Suzanne Hamlett, a great-granddaughter, Gracie Garza; three brothers; and one sister.

A private family graveside will be held Wednesday at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Paducah.

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Lindsey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.