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Sam McCanless

August 17, 1927 — April 28, 2020

Paducah, KY

Sam McCanless, 92, of Paducah, died Saturday, March 28, 2020 at Parkview Nursing and Rehab Center.

Sam was a retired pipefitter welder at Local 155 in Little Rock, Arkansas. 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, Tonia Kerr of Bella Vista, Arkansas, Tasha Garza of Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, and Micah Hamlett of Jonesboro, Arkansas; 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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