Marathon, Texas--Samuel "Sam" Cavness, of Marathon, Texas, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 20, 2008.
Sam was born to Will and Dolly Cavness on June 8, 1918, in Blue Mountains Mason County. He married Patsy Ruth Granger on September 2, 1946.
He served for over two years in the South Pacific Theatre with the dismounted cavalry unit as head of the Gun Crew. He was awarded the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and four Bronze Stars, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with two Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal and the American Defense Service Medal. Sam worked for Guy Combs Jr. for eight years, Dove Mountain Ranch for 32 years, and for the Black Mesa Ranch for seven years.
Sam is survived by his wife Patsy of 62 years; fours sons, Sammy and wife Dara of Marathon, Robert and wife Paula of Belize, Toby of Fort Davis and Leo of Pecos; 1- living sister, Ruth Wilson of Knoxville, Tenn.; eight grandsons, Buddy, Matt, Cody, Joe, Cal, Chet, Clay and Richard; four granddaughters, Amy Hardy, April Cavness, Amber Decker and Whittney Cavness; nine great-grandchildren, Caleb Decker, Madison and Mason Cavness, Summer and Sterling Hardy, Caden Cavness, Logan and Carly Cavness and Owen Cavness.
Graveside service will be held in Marathon cemetery on Wednesday, September 24, at 10:00 am.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to the First United Methodist Church in Marathon or the Marathon Cemetery Association.
Memorial Funeral Home