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1963 Samuel 2015

Samuel Tate Viar, Jr.

June 5, 1963 — August 29, 2015

Sam T. Viar, Jr., 52, of Dyersburg, died Saturday, August 29, 2015 at his residence. He was born June 5, 1963 to Sam and Pat Viar. He was a teacher/trainer at the Bridges Program and mentored the mentally ill and victims of domestic violence. As a high school student in Georgia, Sam was named a Governor's Honors recipient for fluency in German. He was a talented artist, having one of his paintings chosen to hang in the Tennessee State Capitol. Sam was a gifted landscaper, with a love for and an exceptional knowledge of all green, growing things. He was an avid World of Warcraft enthusiast, through which he came to know hundreds of friends across the world. Sam is survived by his mother, Pat Viar of Dyersburg; his fianceé, Tammy Marshall of Dyersburg; 3 sisters, Mary Jane Viar (Debbie) of Memphis, Vicki Viar (Dave) of Nashville and Laura Wallace (Doug) of Dyersburg; his nephew, Drew Goodwin of Nashville; his fiancee's parents, Jim and Robie Harries, sisters Wendy Marshall (Ray) and Teressa Williams (Don), all of Wakeeney, KS, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father, Samuel Tate Viar, and his grandparents, Walter and Edna Viar of Lenox, TN, and Sophia and Loren "Shorty" Steiger of Dyersburg. Memorial services will be at 1:00 pm, Thursday, September 3, 2015 at St. Mary's Episcopal Church Dyersburg, conducted by the Reverend Gary Meade. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed to the Dyer County Humane Society, P. O. Box 223, Dyersburg, TN, 38025-0223 or St. Mary's Episcopal Church Discretionary Fund, 108 N. King Avenue, Dyersburg, TN, 38024. Cremation services are under the direction of Curry Funeral Home. Online condolences are available on our website:
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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Starts at 1:00 am (Central time)

St. Mary's Episcopal Church

108 N Main Ave, Dyersburg, TN 38024

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