Died: Jan. 22, 2014|
WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. – Samuel L. Hemphill, 53, of Wesley Chapel, Fla., unexpectedly passed away Jan. 22, 2014. He was born in St. Charles and moved to Florida in 2002.
He served in the United States Navy and retired after serving 23 years. While in the service, he worked as a naval air crewman and rescue swimmer/ instructor. Sam worked at Busch Gardens for more than five years as a skilled HVAC technician.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Sonja; son, Samuel Patrick Hemphill; mother, Lillie Mae Hemphill; brother, Wade Patrick Hemphill, and wife, Babette; sisters, Jody Miller and husband, Paul, and Carol Gordon and husband, Stan; and many extended family members and friends.
A funeral service was to be held at Loyless Funeral Home in Florida on Jan. 26, 2014, at 7 p.m. Visitation was to be one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla. Donations in Sam's name may be made to the Salvation Army. Words of comfort may be expressed at Loylessfuneralhome.com. To learn more, call Loyless Funeral Home at 813-996-6610.
Published in Kane County Chronicle on Feb. 8, 2014