In memory of
Sammy Joe Houchin
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In memory of
Sammy Joe Houchin
Sammy Joe Houchin Knoxville, TN Sam Houchin, age 79, of Knoxville, Tennessee, passed away peacefully at his home on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born June 10, 1937 in Pampa, Texas to the late, Abner Cecil Houchin and Victoria Houchin. In 1986, Sam started work at Buddy Gregg Motor Homes Inc., and loved selling motor homes. In his prime he was the number one motor home salesman in the United States. They sold motor homes to Dolly Parton, Tanya Tucker, Randy Travis, Mel Tillis and many others. As a family we enjoyed going to many motor home shows with him. Some of our favorites were Niagara Falls and 1,000 Islands, New York, Mackinac Island, Michigan, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Branson, Missouri and Lake Toxaway, North Carolina. Sam is also preceded in death by sister, Edwina Atkinson; and brother, Dub Houchin. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 46 years, Shirley "Toby" Houchin; children, beloved daughter, Toree and her husband, Andy Wilson of Knoxville, S.J. and S. Houchin of Gallatin, Tennessee, Vicki Cameron of Temple, Texas, and Kevin Houchin of Amarillo, Texas; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother, Bob and his wife, Charlotte Houchin of Amarillo, Texas; and sister, Maxine Carruth of McAllen, Texas. The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Ibach, nurse practitioner, Amy Neil and all the nurses at Tennessee Cancer Specialists for their compassionate and dedicated care of Sam. Sam's wishes were to be cremated and to honor his request cremation was chosen and no services will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Sam's memory to Tennessee Cancer Specialists, 7551 Dannaher Lane, Powell, TN 37849. Arrangements by Cremation Options, Inc. (865)6WE-CARE (693-2273)
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