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Sammie Carroll Rackley

Sammie Carroll Rackley went to be with his Lord and Savior December 26th, 2020 at Haven Hospice in Gainesville after succumbing to Covid. He was born April 3rd, 1940, in Royse City, Texas to Edward Lee Rackley and Alma Leinart Rackley. He graduated from Greenville High School in 1958 and promptly joined the United States Air Force where he was an aircraft mechanic. He was stationed in Dover Delaware where he met his wife, Carolyn Rackley, and they were married 56 years at his passing. Sam was an electrician by trade, and he worked for E-Systems, Gardner Denver and Pettibone in Texas. He was transferred to Driltech in Alachua in 1988 and moved the family to Gainesville that year. Sam was well traveled as he visited Thailand, South Korea, Chile, Mexico and the Philippines as he traveled for work. Sam retired and in 2005 and Sam and Carolyn moved to Salisbury, North Carolina where they had many good years. Both Sam and Carolyn wanted to be closer to family and they eventually settled back in High Springs in 2018 after a brief stint back in Texas.
Sam was a simple man who loved Jesus and his family. He was loved by all who knew him. He was always ready with a smile and a joke. He loved the Dallas Cowboys; the Texas Rangers and he became a Florida Gator fan. He was an avid bowler and golfer. Our bowling family misses Sam greatly.
Sam was pre-deceased by his parents. Sam leaves behind his wife, Carolyn, his daughter Robin (Marvin) Huddleston, Mesquite, Tx, his son Marty (Kim) Rackley, Kenner, La, and his daughter Jennifer (Teresa) Rackley, High Springs, Fl. He leaves behind 12 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Sam remained very close to his siblings who all live in Texas Pat, James and Rita. He leaves behind many nephews and nieces as well. Family meant everything to him, and he will be missed greatly, although we will see him again in Heaven and what a wonderful day that will be.
In lieu of flowers please donate to Haven Hospice in Gainesville. We have a great appreciation of the love and care my father received at Haven. My dad passed away from Covid, please honor his memory by wearing a mask and getting vaccinated.
Arrangements are under the care of MILAM FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES 22405 w. Newberry Road Newberry, FL. 32669 (352) 472-5361 www.milamfh.com

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!