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Charles (Sam) Allen Yancey

April 1, 1942 ~ November 21, 2022 (age 80) 80 Years Old


Charles Allen (Sam) Yancey, 80, of Ladonia, Texas passed away peacefully Monday November 21, 2022, at 7 p.m. in Paris, Texas.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday November 25, 2022, at Delta Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Michael Davis officiating with interment to follow at Ladonia Cemetery. Family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to service 9:30 a.m. November 25, 2022.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Blake Henry, Miguel Fernandez, James Yancey, Charles Yancey, Ronny Henry, and William Smith.

Charles was born in Pratt City, Alabama April 1, 1942, to Russell Davis Yancey and Elizabeth (Worley) Yancey. They preceded him in death as well as his wife of 35 years Margaret Louise Clark Yancey, a brother Russell Davis Yancey Jr., and a sister Betty Ray.

Sam married Margaret Louise Clark on August 19, 1960. Sam was a retired mechanic from Nevada, Texas school district.

Sam was of Pentecostal Oneness faith. He was baptized in Jesus’ name and filled with the precious gift of the Holy Ghost in April of 1995.

Sam survived by his brother Stanley Yancey of Garland, Texas, his children daughter Mary Ann Johnson, son Charles Allen Yancey Jr., son James Kenneth Yancey all of Ladonia, Texas as well as his daughter Debra Kay Henry and husband Ronny of Sulphur Springs, Texas, daughter Tammy Lynn Mabry of Chickasha, Oklahoma, and many precious grand and great-grandchildren.

The family wants to thank the Paris Regional Medical Center ICU and 5th floor nurses and staff for their excellent care of our dad, as well as care and concerns of the family during this difficult time.

Sam was a family man through and through! Someone who loved with his whole heart…even if he didn’t say it often, he showed it in many ways!

Though he never received an education, he was brilliant self-taught mechanic and could fix things like a pro! Sam supported his wife and five children working hard but never complaining! He was a man who wore many hats. Unlike the saying, “a jack of all trades” he mastered them all!

Yes, he was a stubborn man, but he was also a very determined and strong man!

His dedication to his wife whom he loved with all his heart, and his family that was very proud of, was something to be admired!

Sam loved his children and grands and was proud and celebrated with them at every accomplishment as well as grieving with them at mistakes and losses. Each of his children knew that no matter what Daddy/PawPaw was always there to help in anyway and would drop everything to be there! He was generous man who would literally give you the shirt off his back.

But also, a fearless defender of those he loved and cared for, not someone you would want to tangle with!

His legacy will live on in his children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren whom he poured his love, life, and knowledge into.

He will be greatly missed and not soon forgotten!

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that gifts be made to Delta Funeral Home in Cooper, Texas for help with final expenses.

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November 25, 2022

9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Delta Funeral Home
451 Southwest First Street
Cooper, TX 75432

Funeral Service
November 25, 2022

10:00 AM
Delta Funeral Home
451 Southwest First Street
Cooper, TX 75432

Interment following funeral service
November 25, 2022

Ladonia Cemetery, Ladonia, Texas


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