Samuel Carter McCamy III
1955 - 2018
BORN
1955
DIED
2018
FUNERAL HOME
Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel
5301 Fountain Rd
Knoxville, TN
Samuel Carter McCamy III

Knoxville, TN

Samuel Carter McCamy III, age 63, received his final prayer to go home to meet his Maker on July 27, 2018. Born on his dad's birthday, January 14, 1955, in Knoxville, TN, he was the eldest son of Sam and Angie McCamy, and a brother to Gail McCamy Wedekind and Jeffrey McCamy. He graduated from Bearden High School where he played football and then attended his beloved university, The University of Tennessee, where he was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity and received his Bachelors of Science. It was at UT where he met the love of his life and best friend, Susan McConnaughey (Susie), and after seven years of courtship and behavior modification, they were wed and enjoyed thirty-six fun filled years of marriage together.

Samuel is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his loving wife, Susie, his son George Tyler McCamy (Spike), his daughter Callie McCamy Jubran, her husband Nadim, as well as his beloved granddaughter Mabry. He is also survived by his siblings, wonderful in-laws, as well as many loving nieces and nephews who he adored.

His passion for business was evident to all who knew him. His work and impact in the electrical and construction fields were nothing short of admirable. He remained a lifelong entrepreneur, investor, dreamer and visionary through his last days. With a love for family, friends, travel, food and health trends, and more, Sam had an incredible zest for life that was contagious. His larger than life personality, fun-loving spirit, love for entertaining others and making them laugh, quick wit and unique charm, along with his perseverance, dignity and strength were unmatched here on earth and no doubt all welcomed additions to the gates of Heaven. Just over two years after receiving a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, Sam fought harder and longer than anyone could have imagined. With his bucket list a mile long, he lived out his days full of love and laughter.

Sam had an incredibly generous heart and loved to give - he gave his blessings, advice, time, friendship and love to so many. He had a passion for helping others and especially mentoring young people in business and in their faith. Sam had the special gift of making every person he knew or met know just how important they were - his family, friends, business partners, along with every doctor, nurse, or other health care worker that helped him along this difficult journey. With quality time being his love language, he cherished every person in his life and reminded us of that constantly.

Sam's suffering - through the cancer that took so much from him - became his sermon, impacting lives far beyond what he knew with his undeniable strength and endurance, as well as his unbelievable faith and unwavering relationship with the Lord. He kept his eyes on God and his hope for the miracle of healing throughout his excruciating fight. A scripture he held close to him was "If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer." (Matthew 21:22). We believe he received many miracles throughout his life but has now received his biggest miracle, which was ultimate healing in heaven. He will be missed here on earth so deeply, but we find peace knowing he is exactly where he wants to be and has finally been made whole again with his Creator.

A celebration of life will be held at Grace Presbyterian Church (1610 Midpark Rd., Knoxville, TN, 37921, off Middlebrook) on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 2:00 PM. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12:00-1:45 PM. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to UT Cancer Integrative Medicine (2121 Medical Center Way Suite 110 Knoxville, TN, 37920), a mission Sam felt very passionate about. Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the McCamy family and invites you to view and sign the online registry at gentrygriffey.com.

Published by Knoxville News Sentinel from Jul. 29 to Aug. 3, 2018.
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Now, it's your time to walk around HEAVEN all day. My every thought seems so cliche. Susie, Spike and Callie, you have my deepest and most heart felt condolences.
Gail Conner
November 29, 2018
Dear Susie, We were out of the country for our family vacation from July 26th thru August 5th. We found out recently about Sam's passing. He was a wonderful family man and a great guy. We are both very saddened by this news. Don and Connie Ferguson
Don & Connie Ferguson
September 18, 2018
We will always remember the special times we shared with Sam in Hilton Head. Whenever we got together on our beloved island, good times were had by all.
We are rejoicing that Sam is healed & reunited with loved ones already in Heaven. We look forward to seeing him again when we too will be called to our heavenly home. Wendy & Dick Coffey
August 3, 2018
Sending our condolences.
Our Electrical Industry is a big family and even as far as South Carolina we can see through the wonderful TED article that losing Sam will leave such a gap in our industry. Our hearts hurt for your family and for all his friends and co-workers. Susan Mc -Capital Electric
August 3, 2018
Susie,

I was deeply saddened to hear of Sam's passing. Though it's been quite a few years since we've been together at various Westingouse/WADA events, I have such strong memories of what a wonderful dynamic, smart, funny, and caring person he was.

And my palms sweat thinking about how fast he could get down the steepest ski slopes in Utah!

We always looked forward to being with the two of you and your family.

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

God bless,

Peter Tedesko
Vero Beach, FL
August 3, 2018
Susie,

I was saddened to hear of Sam's passing. Though it's been many years since we were all together at various Westinghouse / WADA events, I have such strong memories of what a dynamic, smart, funny and caring person he was. He really depicted the model of the work hard / play hard ethic.
We always looked forward with being with the two of you and your family.

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Peter Tedesko
Vero Beach, FL
August 3, 2018
Peter Tedesko
August 3, 2018
Susie, I am so sorry for your loss. Sam was a great guy and a great fraternity brother! - Bob Elliott
Beta Sigma, 75
Bob Elliott
August 3, 2018
Susie,
I am thinking of you and your family today. I know that God will give you peace and wonderful memories.
Harold Hundley
August 3, 2018
Susie, Thinking of you & your family. Sam lived a full life & loved you & his family so much.
Our heartfelt sympathy ,
JAck & Joyce Tapscott
Joyce Tapscott
August 2, 2018
Susie and family,

We followed Sam's journey , we are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace and comfort in the days ahead.

The Armstrongs
David, Amanda, Lauren and Preston
Amanda Armstrong
August 2, 2018
a loved one
August 2, 2018
Susie, Mary and I are so sad to learn of Sam's passing. It's been many years since we were together when I was active in the electrical industry during my tenure at Carol Cable.

We have fond memories of our relationship with your in-laws as well and remember years ago, when our kids were young, during the World Fair when we all had dinner in Knoxville.

Please extend our condolence to your entire family.

Bob and Mary Snyder
Robert Snyder
August 2, 2018
I was very sad to hear of the passing of such a wonderful man. I didn't know him very long, but when you first meet a person like Mr. McCamy he is someone that you will never forget! The short time I knew him, he was always full of energy and laughter. My prayers go out to his wonderful wife Susie, his children, granddaughter, and the rest of the family. Always remember, that "God will not put more on us than we can bear."
Laurie Hall
August 2, 2018
Dearest Susie,
We shall miss Sam greatly! He was a true Southern gentleman and a man of strong faith! We hold you in our hearts and in our prayers.
God bless you and your entire family.
Let be,
Diana and Bob Samples
August 2, 2018
Sam was a very entertaining individual and will be missed. I know he fought a good fight but now is resting in the arms of the Lord. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. McCamy family, please remain strong.
Sharon Jordan
August 2, 2018
a loved one
July 31, 2018
Sam was a wonderful friend to our family; someone who could put a smile on anyone's face. When you spent time with Sam, you walked away feeling better about yourself. So hard to believe he is gone. Thoughts and prayers to Susie, Callie and Spike. George and Isabel Adams
george adams
July 31, 2018
Sam will be greatly missed. He was a great man, father,leader, friend and more. I have often mentioned what a good speaker he was and how much I enjoyed his stories. Our prayers go out to all of the family.
Blake and Jamie Wilson
July 30, 2018
My prayers are with your family. I knew Sam in high school and my son knows your children.
Marilyn Campbell Sollenberger
Marilyn Sollenberger
July 30, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. What a beautiful tribute to such a wonderful man of GOD.
Melanie Cusmano
July 30, 2018
This message is sent with my deepest sympathy. My prayers are with you and your family.
Martha Daily
July 30, 2018
William Hansard
July 30, 2018
Melanie McCline
July 30, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. This is a wonderful tribute to Sam (we were classmates at Bearden). I hope the memories of the good times you shared with him will help to sustain and comfort you at this difficult time. Sending condolences your way.
Erika Fine
July 30, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Bart Fite
July 29, 2018
Bart Fite
July 29, 2018
Ron Hampson
July 29, 2018
A life well lived and the gift of heaven to finish. Wow! How great is that? This tribute to Sam so well written the tears well up in my eyes. I regret now only having met Sam half a dozen times or so. He and I shared many friends and our families touch on so many points. I am so sad not to be able to attend the celebration next Saturday. Kim and I will be out of town. Our prayers are now and will be then for all to be blessed with time and memories shared. Eccl. 4:12
Mike Bailey
July 29, 2018
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