Sam Ebb Forbes, age 83 of Shop Springs passed away at the Pavilion on March 11, 2017.
At the time of his death, Mr. Forbes was the oldest living grandson of a Tennessee Civil War Confederate Soldier. Mr. Forbes was a 1950 graduate of Watertown High School. He was a life-long farmer and founder of the Shop Springs tomato stand (Shop Springs Farmer's Market) in 1963. He ran his roadside produce stand for 54 years before handing it over to a younger generation in 2015. He retired after 35 years with Tuckers Ham & Sausage Company and was also a well-known food concessionaire. He was in the food concession business for 66 years. He was a member of Bethel Greenwood Church of Christ for 72 years. Born May 16, 1933, Sammie was the son of the late Ebb A. Forbes & Maude Merinda Tucker Forbes.
He is also preceded in death by his wife, Edna Gannon Forbes and sisters, Robbie Forbes, Margaret Forbes, and Virginia Forbes Walsh.
He is survived by daughters, Ginny(John) Laudeman, Cindy(Bart) Brown; son, Mike(Melinda) Forbes, and close friend, Roy Sweet. Grandchildren, Crystal(Thomas)Crockett Shields, Brittany(Blake) Crockett Waring, Kyle Forbes, Nick(Christy) Forbes, and Hannah Forbes; great grandchildren, Shepard Shields, Olivia Shields, Scarlet Shields, Crockett Waring, Troy Forbes, Carter Forbes, Eli Forbes, and Brooklyn Forbes; nieces, Vicky Leanna Martell and Sandra(Roger) Kaiser; cousins, Betty Ann Tucker Griffin, Peggy Tucker Watson, Ronnie Tucker, Sherrie Green, Kathy Green Lowery, and Danice Green Purcell.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday March 15 from 4 to 8 p.m. and Thursday March 16 from 11 a.m. until funeral service at 1 p.m. in the Partlow Funeral Chapel. Bro. Carl Goad will officiate the services. Interment, Cedar Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers, Kyle Forbes, Nick Forbes, Thomas Shields, Blake Waring, Russell Scales and Bill Piercey. Honorary pallbearers, Kenneth Anderson and the Shop Springs Community.
Partlow Funeral Chapel, (615) 444-7007, www.partlowchapel.com.