Sam Bernard Stubbs was born on October 27, 1944 in Decatur County, Georgia to the late Sam and Adell Stubbs Sr. He attended New Salem school from 1950-1955, WestBainbridge in 1955 and graduated from Hutto High School in 1964. Sam attended DeVry Institute of Technology in 1971 with a diploma in Electronic Communications. He attended Tallahassee Community College in 1971 with an Associate of Arts Degree in Business Administration. Sam was drafted in the United States Army in 1965 where he served for 2 years. He received a Certificate of Honor for his honorable service during the Vietnam War from August 1965 to August 1967. In 1974, he was a recruiter for the Army National Guard. He later served in the National Guard for 22 years as a Sergeant First Class. Sam and Alice joined in matrimony on February 25, 1968. He was the proud father of two loving daughters Jacqueline and Cheryl. Sam was a member of American Legion Post 0502. He was a gold card member of 197 Rockpond Lodge for 35 years. He spent much of his life working as a Forestry Technician with International Paper Company for 30 years. During that time, he received the Quarter-Century Award for completing 25 years of service to the company without a lost-time accident. After he retired, he started his own Contracting Business with S and B Farming with his brother Bobby. He confessed Christ at an early age. He served faithfully as Chairman of the Deacon Board at First Morning Star MissionaryBaptist Church for 52 years, Superintendent of Sunday School, member of Man on Mission, and he supervised the presidents of each board or auxiliary in the church. Anyone who knew Sam knows about his love for working on classic mustangs and watching his favorite baseball team the LA Dodgers. He was preceded in death by his parents; Sam and Adell StubbsSr, and three siblings Gerta (Lewis) Brown, Benjamin (Euzera) Stubbs and Thurman (the late Catherine) Stubbs. He leaves to cherish his memories: a devoted and dedicated wife, Alice Stubbs, two devoted daughters: Jacqueline Stubbsand Cheryl (Corey) Johnson, two loving grandchildren: Brandon Banks and Kaitlyn Johnson, Siblings: Annette Allen, Beulah (Ralph) Handsford, Billy (Betty)Stubbs, Bobby (Lucy)Stubbs, Larry (Debra) Stubbs, Carlton (Pearl)Stubbs, Clinton (Norvia)Stubbs, and Ronald Stubbs: and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
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