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Samuel A. Head Jr.


1927 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Samuel A. Head Jr. Obituary
Samuel A. Head, Jr.

Memphis, TN

Samuel A. Head, Jr., age 90, died May 7, 2017 in Memphis, TN. He was a member of First Methodist Church of Columbus, MS. Mr. Head was born on January 22, 1927 in Memphis, Tennessee to the late Mildred Head and Sam Head, Sr. and served in World War II in the United States Navy.

He was raised as Baptist and became Methodist at age 21, served as Sunday School teacher and in various capacities in the church. He also served on several boards including Chamber of Commerce, Industrial Development (CLEDA), North MS Industrial Development (NMIDA) and Tennessee Valley Public Power Association (TVPPA). Director of Boy Scouts of America Cullman AL. Member of American Public Power Association (APPA), and Scottish Rite/ 32° Mason.

Sam served the consumer owned power industry, faithfully, for over 50 years, 45 in municipal power systems, followed by 10 years with the rural electric cooperatives. He retired from Memphis Light, Gas & Water as Director of the Electric Division and served as General Manager of Columbus Light & Water in Columbus, MS. He also served as General Manager of both Cullman Electric Cooperative, Cullman, AL and Coosa Valley Electric Cooperative, Talladega, AL.

Sam is survived by: his wife, Bonnie H. Head, two daughters, Peggy Crum(Larry) and Patricia Sellars(Brad) of Memphis, TN, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family requests that Memorials be sent to: The Palmer House for Children, P O Box 746, Columbus, MS, 39703. 662-328-5704.
Published in The Commercial Appeal from May 11 to May 14, 2017
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