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Samuel INMAN Jr.

1922 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Samuel INMAN Jr. Obituary
INMAN, Jr., Samuel SAMUEL MARTIN INMAN, JR. Samuel Martin Inman, Jr. born in Birmingham AL July 9th, 1922 but most recently of Mooresville NC, died peacefully Tuesday morning March 18th, in his sleep beside his beloved wife Pat Inman. Sam and Pat's magnificent love story began in 1985 after the tragic death of his devoted first wife, Marion Jordan Inman. He and Marion were happily married for 39 years and blessed with four children. Mr. Inman was preceded in death by his brother Thomas "Skeet" Inman and brother in-law George E. Scott both of Birmingham. In addition to Pat, Sam is lovingly survived by his daughters Patricia Berini and husband Bob of Mooresville, Marcia Waite and husband Bill of Herndon VA, his sons Sam III and wife Jean of Laguna Niguel CA, Steve and wife Chris of Atlanta, GA, stepson Jim Darter and his wife Eduarda of Denver, CO, stepdaughter Nancy Blanchard and her husband Gary of Manassas VA, and stepdaughter Susie Darter of Bradenton, FL. Sam is also survived by his sister Issa Scott of Birmingham, Skeet's wife Nancy Inman of Birmingham, and his brother Russell "Sug" and his wife Billie Lou Inman of Blue Ridge, GA;. There are also thirteen grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and their children that make up the family that mattered most to Sam. A graduate of Auburn University, Mr. Inman was a decorated pilot in the US Navy, serving in the Pacific Theatre during WWII and retired as a Lt. Commander from the US Naval Reserves in 1982. He had an exemplary 30-year career with US Steel originating in Birmingham AL, with stops in Duluth MN, Gary IN, and finally Pittsburgh, PA, where he retired in 1978. He then spent the last ten years of his professional life as Comptroller for the American Iron and Steel Institute in Washington DC. Sam's loved nothing more than a bluebird day just being with his family. His incredible personality and sense of humor will live on through his children and grandchildren and all who knew him. His life was strongly influenced by his Navy experience and the subsequent GI bill that got him to Auburn, his Mama's English heritage, and his love of his two Tennessee Walkers, Pizza and Dragon. For close to fifteen years Sam was up before dawn working the stables so he and Pat could be out riding the beautiful trails around their Oakton, Virginia home. Pat and the family would like to recognize and thank the wonderful caregivers - Monique, Audrey, Yolanda, Cassie, and Teresa - who not only did their jobs exceptionally but also shared genuine affection with Sam during the last several months of his life. Mr. Inman will be buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery at a date yet to be determined. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests the honor of donations to in Sam's name. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, NC, is serving the Inman family. Condolences may be made to the family at
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Mar. 23, 2014
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