Antique Vintage 09

Samuel Nathan Sarvis

August 2, 1937 ~ November 22, 2022 (age 85)


Samuel Nathan Sarvis, 85, of Myrtle Beach, passed away November 22, 2022 in Conway, SC. 

He was born on August 2nd, 1937 at the Sarvis family home on Peachtree road in Socastee to Mellie Causey Sarvis and Reuben Cornelius Sarvis. Among his 5 sisters, he’s predeceased by Jane S. Ammons, Carolyn S. Henry, Joanne S. West and his twin, Nancy S. Mills Schreiber, and survived by Jocelyn “Lindy” Bryan, 89, of Fernandina Beach, Fl.

His wife, Marjorie Powell Sarvis and his son, Samuel “Pete” Sarvis, are predeceased. He’s survived by a granddaughter, Emily Samuel Sarvis, 31, of Birmingham, AL.

He is also survived by his other son, Julius Fulton Vickman, 60, of Myrtle Beach, 2 granddaughters, Melissa D. Vickman, 42, of Myrtle Beach and Amanda V. Jeffers, 40, of Vermont, and 5 great grandchildren, Melody Vickman, 25, of Myrtle Beach, Catherine Brown, 21, Jasper Royals, 13, Chloe Jeffers, 6, and Jacob Jeffers, 4, all of Vermont.

Numerous nephews, nieces and great nephews and nieces survive him as well.

Samuel was called to active duty by the US Navy in 1956 for sea service aboard the USS Loesier-DE680 and remained in reserve until 1965. After the Navy, he worked as an electrician under the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He traveled the country extensively with IBEW, pulling electrical transmission cable at nuclear power houses.

He was a Mason, Order of the Eastern Star and a Shriner. The Omar Temple in Charleston, SC appointed him to their Membership Committee in 1971.

He was an avid fisherman who lead fishing trips to everywhere from Lake Okeechobee to Lake Erie, where he landed a trophy Lake Trout in the year 2000. In one of his salt water highlights, he caught a world record Sea Robin about 3 miles off Surfside Beach during the Grand Strand Fishing Rodeo of 1967.

He enjoyed treasure hunting for old bottles and assembled an impressive collection of antique model trains. He held life-long passions for golf, boats, and motorcycles.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 3:30 PM at the Centenary Methodist Church Cemetery, Route 544, Conway, SC, Tuesday, November 29, 2022.

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Graveside Service
November 29, 2022

3:30 PM
Centenary Methodist Church Cemetery
1527 SC-544
Conway, SC 29526
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