Sam Caffell, age 19, of Forest City, passed away Sunday, June 6, 2021, in Ocean Isle, North Carolina. Sam was born Saturday, September 22, 2001 in Spartanburg County to Ben and Minnie Caffell. He was a graduate of Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy, class of 2020 where he excelled in football, track and wrestling. He was a faithful member of First Baptist North Spartanburg and active in “The Merge” College and Career class at the church. Sam enjoyed the outdoors which included hunting, fishing, raising chickens and riding dirt bikes. He also was a cowboy hat and boot enthusiast. Sam was a dedicated employee of Blue Ridge Cabinetry and a full-time student at Isothermal Community College. He was kindhearted toward elderly people and loved spending time with them. Sam had a love for the Lord and was a loving son, brother, grandson and friend.
He was preceded in death by an infant brother, Levi Carter Caffell.
Those left to cherish his memory include his loving parents, Ben and Minnie Caffell of Forest City; siblings, Rachel Caffell and Noah Caffell of the home; girlfriend, Hannah Haynes of Forest City; paternal grandparents, Harold and Diane Caffell of Forest City; maternal grandparents, Rev. Marvin and Margaret Green of Rutherfordton; uncles, Tim Caffell (Rena) of Rutherfordton and Marvin Green, Jr. (Amie) of Wilmington, NC; aunt, Brenda Deese (Mike) of Forest City and numerous great uncles, great aunts, cousins and extended family members.
The funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at the First Baptist North Spartanburg with Reverend Dr. Mike Hamlet, Pastor Sean Rogers and Pastor Coty Flynn officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service until 4:30 pm in the auditorium. A committal service will be held at 5:30 pm on Saturday at Floyd’s Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Sam’s body will lie in state from 1:00 until 6:00 pm on Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations are requested to the Hands of Hope, 124 Turner Street, Forest City, NC 28043.