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“I was touched at a young age but his testimony in Chase Md at Church of God church 1983 I was 13 yrs old then. My mother and 4 siblings were there...Read More »
1 of 100+ | Posted by: Robin Hicks - Acquaintance

“To Jackie ”
2 of 100+ | Posted by: Janine Pleskonko Loomis - PA

“i was searching the internet to see where Sammy was and what he was doing and I found this obituary. Sammy had a great impact on my life.. Sammy had...Read More »
3 of 100+ | Posted by: John Burrell TIMARU, New Zealand

“I went to a Sammy Hall concert in the 70's at Lanett High School. I still have the paper he gave to all that committed their life to Christ that...Read More »
4 of 100+ | Posted by: Dale Walls - Lanett, AL

“No one sang Bridge over troubled waters better than Sammy... so sad ”
5 of 100+ | Posted by: Karen Katko - Birmingham, MI

“I saw Sammy at an amway convention in the late 70's at age 19. His lyrics to 'love hurts' changed my life. It's now 2018 and just found he passed....Read More »
6 of 100+ | Posted by: Joan Hunt - Madisonville, KY

“I saw Sammy numerous times at Amway functions. I was shocked to see his Obituary. What an inspiring human. He will be sorely missed by all who was...Read More »
7 of 100+ | Posted by: Barbara Phillips - Newton, NJ

“I saw Sammy once at an Amway rally and was so touched that I have thought of his music many times throughout the years since. However, I had...Read More »
8 of 100+ | Posted by: Sharon Heavener

“It's now 2017 and I just learned of Sammy's passing. I don't know if you will see this Jackie or if you remember me. I brought you to Morrisville NY...Read More »
9 of 100+ | Posted by: Tom Goetschius

“Saw Sammy and Horizon perform a couple of times and was amazed by their shows. I am truly sad to have learned of Sammy's passing. RIP, Sammy!! ”
10 of 100+ | Posted by: Jim Uht

“i was searching the internet to see where Sammy was and what he was doing and I found this obituary. Sammy had a great impact on my life.. If it...Read More »
11 of 100+ | Posted by: Kevin Elliott

“I would like to thank Sammy and his family and Band for there ministry for teens and I will always remember the time we had with him personally. We...Read More »
12 of 100+ | Posted by: Johnny Ray Salling

“I truly appreciated Sammy Hall and God's ministry in song and music through him. God Bless You Family. I knew him since 1969 while at Lee College,...Read More »
13 of 100+ | Posted by: J. L. Knight

“aw Sammy when I was 13 and I have never forgot it. ”
14 of 100+ | Posted by: Kathy Blake

“Been looking at a stack of vinyl in my workout room for a couple of weeks with Sammy's picture smiling at me. Knew him from Amway days and I'm sure...Read More »
15 of 100+ | Posted by: Bob Wykoff

“I don't remember what year it was but I attended a performance of his at a church in Pensacola, Fla. When he sang "Bridge over Troubled Waters" , he...Read More »
16 of 100+ | Posted by: Paul R DePaepe

“Sammy was a real good friend he will be truly missed rest in peace with the angels ”
17 of 100+ | Posted by: Melissa Dreiling - Hays, KS

“Sammy, Sammy, I miss you and Jacki and Monte and the kids. I love you Sammy. ”
18 of 100+ | Posted by: Doug Wead - Herndon, VA - Friend

“Back in the 90', I hosted Sammy and his band for a week of concerts at our local high schools. The experience impacted many young people in our town ...Read More »
19 of 100+ | Posted by: Terry Hill

“I would like to say that Sammy taught me a valuable lesson when we first met in Anniston Alabama. I was a young man when God in divine intervention...Read More »
20 of 100+ | Posted by: David L Mayfield

“Merlin and I had just moved to Ft Lauderdale in summer of 1968 with our little 2 yr old boy Tommy andwer members of of West Lauderdale. BAPTIST...Read More »
21 of 100+ | Posted by: Lela rushing - ESSEX, MO - Friend

“Merlin and I had just moved to Ft Lauderdale in summer of 1968 with our little 2 yr old boy Tommy andwer members of of West Lauderdale. BAPTIST...Read More »
22 of 100+ | Posted by: Lela rushing - ESSEX, MO - Friend

“I had seen Sammy a few times in gospel concerts in Grove City, Ohio. And had not known he had passed away. His music was an inspiration to me. My...Read More »
23 of 100+ | Posted by: Sandra Brown

“I was looking Sam hall singers up on internet, to see if they were still singing and saw that he had passed away in 2013, I'm so sorry but happy he...Read More »
24 of 100+ | Posted by: diane stanifer woodall - kennesaw, GA

“I was in 6th grade when Sammy Hall group came to Cumming, Ga. I remember well the concert inside the old movie theater. We all showed up the next day...Read More »
25 of 100+ | Posted by: Tina Swanson - Buford, GA

“I was at one of Sammy's Concerts in Deland Fla in the early 70's. I strum a guitar, and sing a few of his songs in Church. I was hoping to meet him...Read More »
26 of 100+ | Posted by: Donald Jezewski - Sandersville, GA

“I knew Sammy when he was working with the youth of America. We had Sammy in Cumberland County NC schools. A fine young man who helped many young...Read More »
27 of 100+ | Posted by: Jeff Maxwell - Stedman., NC

“I cried when I heard he had passed on. My buddies and I idolized Sammy. We were at every concert we could get to, Sammy in his white boots, white...Read More »
28 of 100+ | Posted by: James Vicars

“Sammy you brought many wonderful moments to our lives and the millions you touched. You made us laugh, you made us cry, you helped us to feel and to...Read More »
29 of 100+ | Posted by: Darrell W Millner

“Sammy was such a good influence on us when we were young believersin the Lord, and to our generation in the 70s and 80sWe praise the Lord that he...Read More »
30 of 100+ | Posted by: Don and Barbara - friends

“So sorry I didn't know. I just found out about Sammy's death and I am so sorry. What a wonderful blessing he was. His family had grown so much and I...Read More »
31 of 100+ | Posted by: Carol Sterbens Beck

“I attempted to reach Sammy in his last days as he had a profound effect on my life. I met him, at least, 35-40 yrs ago. May God bless his family...Read More »
32 of 100+ | Posted by: Janine Pleskonko Loomis - PA

“We are sad to hear of Sammy's passing. He ministered to our family through his music. ”
33 of 100+ | Posted by: Judy Langen

“He always had that great voice and I'm so glad I had the opportunity to see him one last time a few years ago in Ft Lauderdale. He and The...Read More »
34 of 100+ | Posted by: Randy Mcgee

“I went to one of his concerts when I was a teenager. You could really tell he loved The Lord. He was a great solider for the Lord. God Bless and our...Read More »
35 of 100+ | Posted by: Connie

“What can I say? I never met Sammy personally. He was special speaker at the Tennessee Youth Camp for two years. He made such a big impact on me. ...Read More »
36 of 100+ | Posted by: Nina Griffith - Chattanooga, TN

“when I was young my parents got involved in Sammy's ministries and we would go to all his concert when he was in Michigan. we also got involved with...Read More »
37 of 100+ | Posted by: Rene Delgado Todd - papillion, NE

“when I was young my parents got involved in Sammy's ministries and we would go to all his concert when he was in Michigan. we also got involved with...Read More »
38 of 100+ | Posted by: Rene Delgado Too - flint, MI

“I just found out today that Sammy has went to be with the lord. My family and I just meet Sammy and Jackie a few months ago at the cancer center...Read More »
39 of 100+ | Posted by: DeLyn Seal - Dandridge, TN

“Sammy will long be remembered but forever in eternity. Tony and I shared wonderful times with Sammy. He has fulfilled the Great Commission and...Read More »
40 of 100+ | Posted by: Sue Renard

“Where do I even begin! Sammy had to have been the most amazing man, other than my Dad that has ever been in my life. Sammy got me through my high...Read More »
41 of 100+ | Posted by: Toni Brown

“Jackie and family, We send our heartfelt condolences. So very sorry to hear this sad news! Our love and prayers, Fred & Merry ”
42 of 100+ | Posted by: Fred & Merry Falduti

“The first time I met Sammy & Jackie was on a family trip to Tennessee to watch my brother in law play football. I felt so welcomed and part of the...Read More »
43 of 100+ | Posted by: Monica Rissler - sarasota, FL

“I remember going to Sammy's house in the summers when I visited my Aunt Cathy & Uncle Gary Smith (they lived next door) or when he would come...Read More »
44 of 100+ | Posted by: Amber

“Where to begin?? To Jacki and the family, Years and years ago when you came into our lives, we knew that God just knits some people to our hearts....Read More »
45 of 100+ | Posted by: Janet Rissler - Sarasota, FL

“When I got saved I received a book that Sammy wrote "Hooked on a good thing" I still have that book and will cherrish it for the rest of my life. I...Read More »
46 of 100+ | Posted by: Paul Lambert

“our deepest sympathy. my wife laura and myself met you years ago in nashville,tn at the national qt. convention. have really enjoyed the music of...Read More »
47 of 100+ | Posted by: ernest m gilliam

“So sorry to hear about this loss! 38 years ago in a high school gym in Reidsville, NC, the Lord used the words of Sammy Hall to bring me to a place...Read More »
48 of 100+ | Posted by: Kim Woodin

“Just got the news that Sammy Hall died. I truly wish that I could come to the funeral to pay me respects. In something like 1976 the Sammy Hall...Read More »
49 of 100+ | Posted by: Mark Steed

“Fear Jacki and Family, I am so sorry for your loss, I pray that God comforts you in this time. I remember when Sammy came to our church in Greensboro...Read More »
50 of 100+ | Posted by: Janice Adams Helton

“God gained another angel this week. I meet Sammy back in the 70's, our church had him several times and each service was standing room only, even...Read More »
51 of 100+ | Posted by: Maegan

“I know heaven has gained a great man of God. I was truly blessed back in the early 70's under Sammy's ministry. My prayers are with the family. ”
52 of 100+ | Posted by: david williams

“With love and fond memories of Sammy. He gave many years of joy thru his music and his testimony. ”
53 of 100+ | Posted by: Diane Reasons - Spring Hill, TN

“Thinking of you and your family. I met Sammy in Mobile, Alabama, through Jill Harden. We will miss Him. Martha Holland ”
54 of 100+ | Posted by: Martha Holland

“Jacki and family, we are so sorry for the loss of Sammy. We will be praying for all of you. God bless and comfort you. Sammy was a genuine man of God...Read More »
55 of 100+ | Posted by: Kent and Teresa Loveday

“We loved to hear you sing. We have many of your tapes that we still listen to.So sorry you had to leave us, but God called you home and we will see...Read More »
56 of 100+ | Posted by: Tim & Kay

“Our loss is Heaven's gain. Your Sammy's testimony has touched millions and I am one of those. I met him as a teen and his music he shared has...Read More »
57 of 100+ | Posted by: Laury Pressley

“So sorry about your loss. Sammy will always hold a special place in my heart. My prayers are with the family during their time of loss. I pray that...Read More »
58 of 100+ | Posted by: Donna Nunley Dennis

“Prayers to the Hall family, very blessed by his messages and music,Thank you for sharing a great man of god with us. ”
59 of 100+ | Posted by: Preston and Evelyn Boarts

“Sammy entertained many of us at BWW business functions. We always appreciated his deep commitment to his ministry and his love of music that he...Read More »
60 of 100+ | Posted by: Tom & Pat Mercedes Buckman

“What a joy it was to "experience" a Sammy Hall performance. His Ministry touched so many around the world. His Legacy will continue and we are Blest...Read More »
61 of 100+ | Posted by: Joe and Sandy Harteis

“My prayers and thoughts are with you. Uncle Sam will be missed. Love and miss you all! ”
62 of 100+ | Posted by: Lawrence L. Roberts

“I'm so sorry to hear of Sammy's passing. I remember going to his concert in 1973, at Newport Church of God, and the inspiration his music had on me....Read More »
63 of 100+ | Posted by: Arzella Mantooth Shelton

“May God wrap his loving arms around your entire family! God bless you all! We all loved The Sammy Hall Singers! ”
64 of 100+ | Posted by: Bev Mowry

“So sorry to hear of Sammy's death. He was a great influence in my life as a young person. I will always remember them sing "We have come this far by...Read More »
65 of 100+ | Posted by: Jo Ann Blackwell

“Sammy was extremely influential in my life since I was a teenager going through bad times. His biography helped me return to God when I was lost. ...Read More »
66 of 100+ | Posted by: Paul Benstine

“Sammy Hall was a great humanitarian, singer, musician whom I had the privilege to sing on the same stage with at a BWW weekend function in Richmond,...Read More »
67 of 100+ | Posted by: Dr. Leo W Pickett

“May God Bless you and your loved ones--and may you continue you to sing with the angels ”
68 of 100+ | Posted by: Sattar International

“Jacki, and all of Sammy's family. I want to first say that our prayers are with you as you pass through this time of grief and loss. I can only...Read More »
69 of 100+ | Posted by: Mark Gidley

“Aunt Jacki, cousins Monte, Brannon, CoriWe are truly saddened by the news of Sammy's passing. It is a sad time for ALL of the family, friends, and...Read More »
70 of 100+ | Posted by: Dan Hall

“Love you and your family. RIP Sammy. ”
71 of 100+ | Posted by: Bill and Deanna Childers

“Sammy.....you touched more lives than anyone will ever know, and you took the gifts of God and let them be a beacon to everyone around you. You...Read More »
72 of 100+ | Posted by: John Irish

“Thank you for giving to the Lord, Sammy... I am a life that was changed!!!! ”
73 of 100+ | Posted by: Donna Rhodes

“His Dream is but a Reality now as to one of many records speak perfect tone "I've Never Been To Heaven" being in Heaven now have Heavenly favor as...Read More »
74 of 100+ | Posted by: Lee Vaden

“Sorry to hear of Sammy's passing. It is his graduation and we celebrate this with you. He was a friend to so many and a great inspiration to young...Read More »
75 of 100+ | Posted by: Sheila Muncy-Pucella

“Thanks Sammy for leading me to Christ 43 yrs. ago. Every time I saw you after that you always encouraged me to follow my calling. Today still...Read More »
76 of 100+ | Posted by: Bishop Marvin T. Gwinn

“We are so sorry to hear about Sammy. Our thought and prayers are with you Jackie and your family. He is singing in heaven ”
77 of 100+ | Posted by: Bob and Bonnie Howard

“RIP Sammy....We will miss you. You certainly made an impact on my life when I was growing up at the Home for Children. I loved to hear you sing. May...Read More »
78 of 100+ | Posted by: sheila barton

“While I never actually knew Sammy, his music was fantastic and Sabrina always spoke so highly of him. He seemed like a truly fantastic guy and I wish...Read More »
79 of 100+ | Posted by: Rowe Schlosser - Jacksonville, FL

“He will be in good hands up in heaven with Bill Britt singing at all the rallys in heaven... ”
80 of 100+ | Posted by: Molly Baugh

“So sorry to hear of Sammys' passing...he was a blessing to so many and his ministry was like no other...He was a true example of Love...prayers to...Read More »
81 of 100+ | Posted by: Deb Perkins Muehlstein

“Sammy Hall lead us into the "Presence of God" many times and now Sammy shall reap the reward that God has prepared for all who love and worship God. ...Read More »
82 of 100+ | Posted by: Rev.Larry Orrell

“My heart goes out to you Monte, Jacki, and the whole family. God Bless! ”
83 of 100+ | Posted by: Larry Ballew

“He was a loving server ”
84 of 100+ | Posted by: GEORGE & MARILYN HICKS

“Sammy Hall was THE MAN when it came to Christian Rock in the 70's. He was the inspiration for my friends and I to start a band called Eternal Turth....Read More »
85 of 100+ | Posted by: Rick White

“Prayers for the family of Sammy Hall. So sorry for your loss. Sammy isn't hurting or in pain anymore. I came to know the Lord when I went to a Sammy...Read More »
86 of 100+ | Posted by: Teresa Lynn Bullins

“Jacki, Phillip and i want to say how sorry we are. We are grateful for the visits we had, before Sam became ill. I remember your wedding, that you...Read More »
87 of 100+ | Posted by: Wendy Wise

“We are so sorry to hear about Sammy. You have been an inspiration to tens of thousands. We sure had some great time together. And I know that we"ll...Read More »
88 of 100+ | Posted by: Jerry & Polly Harteis

“Sammy had a Sunday service in Atlanta that day I got saved , have journeyed with Christ since. That was 1981 Thanks Sammy! ”
89 of 100+ | Posted by: Doug Button - South point, OH

“So sorry to hear of Sammy's passing. He is in a better place! May the peace of God, that passes all understanding be with the entire family during...Read More »
90 of 100+ | Posted by: Steve Madison

“So Sorry to hear about Sammy passing. I grew up under his Music in Knoxville and was influenced by His music. My God share His Love and peace to all...Read More »
91 of 100+ | Posted by: Roger Johnson

“Sammy, You have made it to the Heaven you spoke of so many times and now you are in the presence of our Lord and Savior JESUS. Enjoy my friend, you...Read More »
92 of 100+ | Posted by: Don Driskell

“The angels in Heaven are rejoicing, because one of Gods children went home, the first time I heard Sammy was in the 1970s he made such a positive...Read More »
93 of 100+ | Posted by: Debbie Carlisle

“Dear family, Voncille, Bernice, sons, daughter, grand children and family all . . . please know I amd saddened to know of brother Sammys passing . ....Read More »
94 of 100+ | Posted by: Ronnie Loveday

“I was so saddened to hear that Sammy had gone to be with the Lord, but I know he's enjoying his reward for his many years of self-sacrificing...Read More »
95 of 100+ | Posted by: Debbie Grubb

“I knew Sammy from the 70's when I lived at the Church of God Home For Children in Sevierville. He and his sisters were an integral part of all of...Read More »
96 of 100+ | Posted by: Nelida Sinclair

“I'm so very sorry for your lose, I don't have one childhood memory without him his talks with me and our prayers together. My heart broke when my...Read More »
97 of 100+ | Posted by: christina - Menifee, CA - friend

“So thankful for the ministry and the life of Sammy Hall. May the peace that surpasses all understanding comfort the Hall family. ”
98 of 100+ | Posted by: Cindy Kline

“Sam was a true leader in the Christian music world and had major impacts on 1000's of lives including mine that still stands strong today!Sammy is...Read More »
99 of 100+ | Posted by: Alan DeVoe Jr.

“Sammy was an amazing person whom touched the lives of many people across America with his message. His Legacy will live on in the hearts of those he...Read More »
100 of 100+ | Posted by: Marcia Whitney, Wilton, NH

Samuel Ray "Sammy" Hall, singer, songwriter, age 67 passed away Monday, June 24, 2013 after a long battle with cancer. He has gone to Heaven to sing with the angels and to be with the Lord. Sammy traveled in the music ministry 45 years; reaching the youth of America and throughout the world helping troubled teens and leading them to Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Ione Hall; daughter, Jamie Hall; niece, Carissa Brownlee; nephew, Jeffery Dekker Survivors: His loving wife of 45 years: Jacki Hall Daughters: Cori Hall, Jan Boda Sons: Monte Hall, Brannon Hall Granddaughter: Sabrina Hall Grandsons: Brennen Shirley, his father and stepmother, Bo and Lindsey Shirley, Austen Boda Sisters: Judy Tegtmeire, Bernice Torres, Voncile Dekker and husband Bob Brother: Jimmy Hall The family would like to extend a special thanks to his close friends, Frank Mills, David Alvey, Ralph Hamblem, Jill Harden. A special thank you also to his band members and everyone who helped with his journey through life. He will be missed… In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 The family will receive friends 4-6:30 PM Thursday with memorial service following at 7 PM in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Keeter and Rev. Paul Tedder officiating. The family has chosen cremation arranged by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. (www.atchleyfuneralhome.com)

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