Samuel Harmon Garmon, 76 of Danville, passed away peacefully in his home on Wednesday, December 29, 2021. A memorial visitation will be from 4-6pm on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at Kruger Coan Pape Funeral Home, 10 E. Williams Street in Danville. A memorial service will be planned for a later date.
Sam was born on May 28, 1945 in Hammond, Indiana to Gleason and Mae (Goin) Garmon. He attended school through his sophomore year where he dropped out to join the US Army. After being honorably discharged for a medical condition, Sam returned home and began his lifelong career as a Printer. He worked at Hoopeston Gazette, Illinois Printing, and Meadewestvaco where he retired in 2004. Sam was a former member of the Moose Lodge and Cornerstone Christian Church. In his free time, Sam could be found wood working, which he almost always gifted to those he loved, as well as shooting trap, throwing knives, and gardening. He was a great connoisseur of music and an avid fisherman. Sam and his wife Sue had an annual fishing challenge, and Sam left this world on top, beating Sue by 2 fish.
Sam married Susan Foster on November 29, 1986 after a six-year courtship, and the two have been inseparable ever since. He also leaves behind two children: Julia (David) Wilson and Samuel (Tina) Garmon; five grandchildren: Travis (Dana Hansen) Wilson, Shelby (Nate) Leach, Benjamin Garmon, Maxwell Garmon, and Gabriella Garmon; a brother Jim (Barbara) Garmon; a sister-in-law: Joyce Garmon; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Sam’s special nieces and nephews: Nicole (Jeremy) Zaayer and their children Tinley and Aston, Tori Appl (Jason Smith) and her children Maddison and Kiptyn, and Wesley Garmon (Lizzie Weeks); as well as his boston terrier Abbie who he loved to death, will greatly miss him as well. He was preceded in death by his parents, his beloved grandson Lance Corporal Tyler Wilson, USMC, and his siblings: Robert Garmon, Richard Garmon, Barbara Laine, and Daryle Garmon.
Messages and memories may be left on our website at www.KrugerCoanPape.com, or on the Kruger-Coan-Pape Funeral Home Facebook page. Memorials may be made in Sam’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Tunnel to Towers.