Samuel R. Sosebee

August 21, 1933 - September 5, 2018
Samuel R. Sosebee

Samuel R. Sosebee, 85, of Hendersonville went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 5, 2018.

A native of White County, GA, he was the son of the late Ross and Fannie Mae Freeman Sosebee.

Samuel moved to Hendersonville with his family at the age of 11 and graduated from the Flat Rock High School in 1951. He was a dairy farmer for 31 years then later worked at Francis and Wright, Inc., Rose’s Dept. Store, and Piggy’s.

He was a member and Deacon at Main Street Baptist Church and a choir director at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church for many years. He and his wife, Helen, were 4-H Club Leaders for the Crab Creek Community.

He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Helen Moore Sosebee; daughters, Sandy Stepp (Terry), Debbie Bennett (Glenn) and Annette Ward; grandchildren, Kye Stepp (Kelli), Tara Bolman (Trey), Jennifer Picher (Jon), Stefanie Sigmon (Stephen), and Heath Ward (Andrea); 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Barbara Sosebee Gasperson (Henry); and many other relatives.

A funeral service will be held at 2 PM Sunday, September 9 in the Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Samaritan’s Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607 or Four Seasons Compassion for Life Foundation, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.


Sunday, September 9, 2018
2:00 PM

Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel - Directions
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792


Sunday, September 9, 2018

Forest Lawn Memorial Park & Mausoleum - Directions
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792


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  • September 08, 2018
    Pat Galls says:
    Sam and I worked together at Roses. He could always make me laugh. He always had a smile. I will miss him at Main street. I love you Helen. My prayer are with you and your family.

  • September 13, 2018
    Tara says:
    I'm sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time. You have my condolences.

  • September 12, 2018
    S. A. Brown says:
    Ms. Helen, Sandy, Debbie, Annette and family; I read of your dear husband, Father's passing and want to share what helped me get through my grief. May The Bible promises: "the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs (grave) will hear his voice and come out." (John 5:28, 29) Jesus Christ promised that millions now dead will live again on this earth and have the prospect of remaining on it forever in peaceful paradisiac conditions. (Psalm 37:29 & Isaiah 35:5, 6) You can have the hope of being reunited with your dear dead loved ones.

  • September 10, 2018
    Corum Smith and Family says:
    Dear Debbie, Annette and family, We were very saddened to hear of the loss of your father and would like to extend our heartfelt sympathy to you and all your family. May peace and comfort find you during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Corum and Anne Smith and Family

  • September 09, 2018
    Joe Shebest says:
    Dear Helen and family, Norma and I are so sorry for your loss. Sam was a very good man who loved his family more than anything. He will be sorely missed. Please let us know what we can do to help you. In our Prayers, Joe & Norma