Sammy Dean McCarley, 65, of Tecumseh, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010, in his home surrounded by his family. Dean was born June 12, 1945, in Bexar, Ala., the son of Denton and Gladys McCarley. On Aug. 1, 1964, he married Bonita L. Buchheimer in Tecumseh.
Dean is survived by three sons, Samuel (Tammi), Scott (Kelly), and Stephen (Kathleen); four grandchildren, Logan, Griffin, Anna and Seamus; and two sisters, Ann (Bill) Bridges and Lee (David) Francoeur.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie; his parents, Denton and Gladys; and his brother, Dale.
He spent his career at Tecumseh Products and retired from their Engineering Department. His hobbies included bonsai trees, antiquing with his wife, collecting and selling guns, knives and duck decoys.
This comes with great sadness and he will be deeply missed. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, at the J. Gilbert Purse funeral home, Tecumseh. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Lenawee County or to the American Cancer Society. Condolences to the family may be made online at www.pursefuneralhome.com.