Samuel E. Locher


Samuel E. Locher, 85, of Hahira, passed away at his home, Thursday, February 7, 2019, surrounded by family. Born in Owensboro, Kentucky, on December 27, 1933, he was the son of the late Emil and Uphamy Locher.
Sam was a veteran of the United States Air Force, having served in the Korean Conflict, Asia and Europe and also a retired manager of Blossman Gas Company in Valdosta. He was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church and served on several committees. He loved time with family and friends at the Suwannee, enjoyed fishing and playing solitaire. He was a member of the Hahira Historical Society, American Legion Post 218, Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels and served on the Hahira Honeybee Committee for 37 years.
Surviving family includes his wife Melba Webb Locher of Hahira, his sons and daughters in law, Kenneth (Lynn) Locher, Jason (Cindy) Webb and Joey (Jennifer) Webb, all of Hahira. He was affectionately known as "PaPa" by his grandchildren Christie Webb Register, Eric Locher, Marshall (Morgan) Locher, Alan Webb, Beau Webb, Ashlyn Webb and great grandchildren Calie Sanders, Bennett Locher, Kambree Register and Ava McRae. Also his siblings, Lucille Scearce, Rose Gillin, Eva Hardesty, Betty (Tom) James, Roy Locher and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son Mark Locher, his brothers W.T. Locher, Morris Locher, Emil Locher, and sister Mary Kircher.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Martin McLane Funeral Home with Dr. Russ Elkins and Rev. Carl Howard officiating. Burial will follow at Shiloh Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Hospice of South Georgia, 2263 Pineview Dr., Valdosta, Ga, 31602, or a charity of your choice. Condolences to the family may be expressed at Martin McLane Funeral Home.
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