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Charles "Rabbit" E. Samples

June 30, 1936 ~ March 6, 2019 (age 82)

The Lord called Charles E. “Rabbit” home on Thursday, March 6, 2019 at his home in Whitwell, Tennessee.   Rabbit, as everyone knew him as, was 82 years old.  He had lived in South Pittsburg, Tennessee until he moved a few years ago to Whitwell.

Rabbit had a 20-year career working at Tennessee Valley Authority as a carpenter.  His love was his best buddy  Sam, his dog of many years.    Rabbit loved to drive around to chat with folks; loved good ribeye steaks, loved to talk and most of all enjoyed listening to music and Elvis.

Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, John and Bertha Samples.

Those left to cherish his memories are; his son, Kenneth (Natasha)Samples; daughters, Tammy (Thomas) Mason and Melinda (Robert); brother, Billy Joe Samples; sisters, Lucille Muir, Betty Muir and Ruby Howard; grandchildren, Stephen Mason, Sylvia Wooten, David Vance, Megan Vance along with two great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends and family at Tate Funeral Home, on Sunday, March 10th, 2019 from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm CST.

Rabbit’s funeral Service will be held on Monday, March 11th, 2019 at 1:00 pm CST in the chapel at Tate Funeral Home.

Burial will be at Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens, Jasper, TN  37347.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Tate Funeral Home, LLC., 950 Mel Dixon Lane, Jasper, TN  37347, 423-942-9500

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