May 18, 1973 - July 27, 2021
Samuel Eugene Doane (Sammy), 48, entered heaven’s gates on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at Select Specialty Hospital, Bristol, TN. Sam was born on May 18, 1973, in Bristol, TN. He is preceded in death by his father, Walter Doane and father-in-law, Lewis Bussey. Sam was a 1992 graduate of Tennessee High School where he played football and threw shot put. Sam was a very talented singer and loved gospel music. Sam was a huge Tennessee Volunteer fan and devoted husband and father. Sam was the youth Pastor of Holston Valley Baptist Church, Abingdon VA where he was ordained into the ministry in September of 2000. Sam had a passion for preaching the gospel and an infectious smile for all he met. He is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Meredith Bussey Doane; son, Peyton Doane, whom he adored; mother, Peggy Doane; brother, Glenn Doane (Emma); mother-in-law, Winifred Bussey (Luther); sister-in-law, Michele Bowe, and several nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins, family, and a large host of friends. Sam will be greatly missed. The Celebration of Life service will be conducted at 2:00 pm Saturday, July 31, 2021 at Holston Valley Baptist Church, Abingdon, VA, with Pastors Paul Ketron and Jason Dunn officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 pm on Saturday prior to the service at the church. Inurnment will follow in the church cemetery. The family requests that everyone wear Tennessee Orange in memory of Sam. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Holston Valley Baptist Church Youth Program, 18396 Cleveland Rd., Abingdon, VA 24211. Condolences and memories may be left for the family at akardfuneralhome.com Akard Funeral Home, (423) 989-4800 is serving the Doane family.
Samuel Eugene Doane (Sammy), 48, entered heaven’s gates on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at Select Specialty Hospital, Bristol, TN. Sam was born on May 18, 1973, in Bristol, TN. He is preceded in death by his father, Walter Doane and father-in-law,... View Obituary & Service Information
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