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Samuel Scott, 79, passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at his home surrounded by his immediate family. He was a real estate appraiser and manager for Universal Life Insurance Company, a member and trustee of Orchard Knob Missionary Baptist Church, member of the Couples Club Los Gotoes, Chairman of the Board at Weed and Seed and President of the Chattanooga Racqueteers Tennis Club Inc. where he received numerous awards and achievements. His enthusiasm and passion for life was contagious. His compassionate and caring life would inspire others to aspire to emulate him in the way he: loved his beautiful wife of 51 years, gave his two children the world, gleamed while holding his grandchild, and cared dearly for his sisters and half-brothers. Sam loved animals, had a passion for soccer, and tennis, gave everyone a nickname, and he was one of the best friends anyone could ask for. Sam was preceded in death by his mother, Rebecca Scott; grandmother, Rachel Wilson; father, Howard Boisseau Sr.; stepfather, Prince Hill; half-brother, Frankie Boisseau and nephew, Stephen Campbell. Those left to cherish his precious memoires include his loving wife, Lana, Chattanooga, TN; daughter, Lana Michelle, Brookline, MA; son, Michael and his partner Kilee Reed, Chattanooga, TN; grandchild, Micah, Chattanooga, TN; sisters, Barbara Jones and Irma Campbell, Petersburg, VA; stepbrother, Jerome Winslow, Pocono, MD; half-brothers, Howard Boisseau Jr., Bert Boisseau, and Tony Boisseau, Richmond, VA; nieces, Beverly Williams Harris and Missy Campbell Whitlock, Petersburg, VA; pets, Athena, Simba, and Maya; a host of cousins, nieces and nephews; close friends, Winfred Ragland, Curtis Johnson, Andre Johnson, Douglas and Evelyn Cooley, and many others. Dad, Uncle Bubba, Big Scotty, you have won your last match, kicked your last goal, loved your family with all your heart, and made a million friends along the way. Now you can rest and watch over us. Officiant/Eulogist: Reverend Carlos D. Williams, Senior Pastor Orchard Knob Baptist Church Public viewing: Thursday, May 21, 2020 from 2 – 5pm at the funeral home Private funeral service: Friday, May 22, 2020 at 11:00am Military Honors: Friday, May 22, 2020 at 12:00pm Interment: Chattanooga National Cemetery, Friday, May 22, 2020 at 1:00pm (no gravesite service due to COVID-19) Public Celebration of Life Service: Will be held at a later date Final Arrangements Entrusted to: John P. Franklin Funeral Home 1101 Dodds Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37404, (423) 622-9995. All events will be held at this location. We respectfully request that social distancing, wearing masks, and all CDC measures be adhered to at the funeral home.

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  • Thursday, May 14, 2020
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ John P. Franklin Funeral Home
  • Wednesday, May 20, 2020
    I would like to offer my condolences to the Scott family from the Kennard family. Sam was such a nice and carring person. He will truly be missed. Sam and Michael can play tennis in Heaven together. Rest in Peace brothers. Sharon Kennard
    ~ Sharon Kennard   Chattanooga, TN
  • Wednesday, May 20, 2020
    To Lana and Family: Please accept out sympathy in the loss of your Husband and Father, Sam. We will always remember Sam as our true and caring neighborhood friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Sincerely and Love Aways, Joyce, Olivia and Florence
    ~ Joyce Brooks Sanders. Olivia Brooks Brinkley, Florence Brooks Burnley   South Chesterfield, VA
  • Thursday, May 21, 2020
    Michael, the Shropshire family send our condolences to you and your family. We were saddened to hear of the passing of your father. Mr. Scott was a kind gentleman and I know he will be missed. Mrs.Shropshire, James, Kim and Daniel. We will keep you in our prayers.
    ~ Maeola Shropshire   Chattanooga, TN
  • Thursday, May 21, 2020
    To Lana and Family...So Sorry to hear about Sam...He will surely be missed ...Take good care and many blessings to YOU and Family.. Lue Foster, Norfolk, VA
  • Thursday, May 21, 2020
    We will sorryfully miss our best friend,Doug $ Ev
    ~ Douglas & Evelyn Cooley Sr.   South Chesterfield, VA
  • Thursday, May 21, 2020
    To Lana Lana Michelle and Michael I know this is hard. I know God will pull you through. Chic Morgan’s Daughter. Jocelyn
    ~ Jocelyn Morgan   Chattanooga, TN
  • Thursday, May 14, 2020
    Mrs.lLana thank you and Mr.Sam for being great neighbors to Erin And her family we as her parents appreciate it so much. We are so sorry for your families loss May God’s love wrap around you during your time of grief. Your in our prayers always.
    ~ Pat & Sue O’Neal   Lafayette, GA
  • Thursday, May 21, 2020
    Our Condolences to the Family. "BOY...If you ain't living on the edge, you are not living, you are just existing " (Sam Scott) Sooo many memories, from the first time we met in 1972, playing Bid Whist, tennis, fishing, hunting, traveling to National Indoor Tennis Tournament in Memphis, other tennis trips, Social gatherings with a "taste", eating chili, gumbo, and "craabs", to the keeper of the door at Orchard Knob Church. He provided joy and laughter to all who met and knew him. Sam never met a stranger. A " Gentle Giant" whose smile and laughter will truly be missed. We will cherish the memories and miss you always. GAME, SET, and Match!!!
    ~ Les and Gwen Walker   Creola, AL
  • Friday, May 22, 2020
    To Aunt Lana, Lana Michelle and Michael, you all have my deepest sympathy. I love you all and I pray for peace and understanding during this time.
    ~ Latoya Harris   Richmond, VA
  • Friday, May 22, 2020
    I am deeply honored to know this gentleman. He will be greatly missed.
    ~ Robin Eiselstein   Chattanooga, TN
  • Friday, May 22, 2020
    My prayers are with each of you during this sad time. May God give you peace during this difficult time in your lives.
    ~ Johnetta Graves   Huntsville
  • Saturday, May 23, 2020
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  • Friday, May 15, 2020
    Mr. Scott was my best friend's dad, so he was my dad too. He called me Stockbridge and "the piccolo player." His personality was bigger than this world, and Jess and I will miss him dearly. Our love and prayers are with Lana and her family as we mourn this lost. All of our love, Jess and Jeana
    ~ Jeana Melilli and Dr. Jessica Melilli-Hand   Brunswick, GA
  • Monday, May 25, 2020
    We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Sam. He was a friend to everyone he ever met. We have great memories of watching soccer games with him while Lana and Michael played. I would run into Sam at Bi-Lo's and we would always stand and talk and catch up on everyone. My grandsons were with me one day and to this day they still remember Sam. He was that kind of person.
    ~ Vikki and Randy Lynskey   Chattanooga, TN
  • Friday, May 15, 2020
    Sam is a fine man and will be greatly missed. He was a fantastic neighbor and a blessing. Many blessings to his family. Praying for you all.
    ~ Jane Webb   Chattanooga, TN
  • Saturday, May 16, 2020
    Sam was always my friend from the first day we met. He bragged on me so much that some people thought I was his son. His infectious personally and love for all is going to be missed. My deepest prayers are with the family
    ~ Dan Anderson   Birmingham
  • Saturday, May 16, 2020
    TO LANA AND FAMILY: SAM WAS A GOOD NEIIGHBOR,FRIEND AND BIG TIME SUPPORTOR OF KANDY KASTLE. THIS COMMUNITY LOST A GIANT AND HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED. HIS CONTRIBUTION TO THE YOUTH OF THIS COMMUNITY HAS FEW PEERS,HIS TENNIS PROGRAM WAS ONE OF THE BEST IN OUR NATION.EVERYTHING DIANE AND I WERE INVOLVED IN SAM WAS THERE WANTING TO KNOW WHAT HE COULD DO TO HELP.WHAT WE CHERISHED MOST IS SAM COMMING DOWN THE STREET FROM HIS HOME TO OUR HOUSE TO WATCH SPORTING EVENTS.WE LOVED SAM MORE THAN WORDS CAN EXPRESS. LOVE GERALD & DIANE
    ~ gerald mason & dianne mason   Chattanooga
  • Saturday, May 16, 2020
    Sam, I am truly going to miss our long talks about family. You will be missed by so many people, not just adults. I think about all that you did for our kids. My prayers go out for the Scott family. Rest In Peace Sam.
    ~ Robert High   Chattanooga, TN
  • Saturday, May 16, 2020
    Scott family. Sorry for your loss. Had some great times with Sam on the tennis court
    ~ Marie Russell   Chattanooga, TN
  • Saturday, May 16, 2020
    I am so sorry for your family's loss. Mr. Scott will be missed.
    ~ Stephynie "Pep" Chapman Perkins   Jacksonville, FL
  • Sunday, May 17, 2020
    It's hard to explain the impact of how important Sam was to his family, friends, and community! He was larger than life, a great husband, Dad, hard worker, and great tennis player. He just loved people! His beautiful smile and endless hugs will surely be missed. We pray that God's healing love helps you all to get through this most difficult time. Our love and prayers are with you all. May. He Rest In Peace! Love, the D'Lugos Family
    ~ Mike & Martha D'Lugos   HHI, SC
  • Sunday, May 17, 2020
    It's hard to explain the impact of how important Sam was to his family, friends, and community! He was larger than life, a great husband, Dad, hard worker, and great tennis player. He just loved people! His beautiful smile and endless hugs will surely be missed. We pray that God's healing love helps you all to get through this most difficult time. Our love and prayers are with you all. May. He Rest In Peace! Love, the D'Lugos Family
    ~ Mike & Martha D'Lugos   HHI, SC
  • Sunday, May 17, 2020
    It's hard to explain the impact of how important Sam was to his family, friends, and community! He was larger than life, a great husband, Dad, hard worker, and great tennis player. He just loved people! His beautiful smile and endless hugs will surely be missed. We pray that God's healing love helps you all to get through this most difficult time. Our love and prayers are with you all. May. He Rest In Peace! Love, the D'Lugos Family
    ~ Mike & Martha D'Lugos   HHI, SC
  • Sunday, May 17, 2020
    It's hard to explain the impact of how important Sam was to his family, friends, and community! He was larger than life, a great husband, Dad, hard worker, and great tennis player. He just loved people! His beautiful smile and endless hugs will surely be missed. We pray that God's healing love helps you all to get through this most difficult time. Our love and prayers are with you all. May. He Rest In Peace! Love, the D'Lugos Family
    ~ Mike & Martha D'Lugos   HHI, SC
  • Sunday, May 17, 2020
    It's hard to explain the impact of how important Sam was to his family, friends, and community! He was larger than life, a great husband, Dad, hard worker, and great tennis player. He just loved people! His beautiful smile and endless hugs will surely be missed. We pray that God's healing love helps you all to get through this most difficult time. Our love and prayers are with you all. May. He Rest In Peace! Love, the D'Lugos Family
    ~ Mike & Martha D'Lugos   HHI, SC
  • Sunday, May 17, 2020
    It's hard to explain the impact of how important Sam was to his family, friends, and community! He was larger than life, a great husband, Dad, hard worker, and great tennis player. He just loved people! His beautiful smile and endless hugs will surely be missed. We pray that God's healing love helps you all to get through this most difficult time. Our love and prayers are with you all. May. He Rest In Peace! Love, the D'Lugos Family
    ~ Mike & Martha D'Lugos   HHI, SC
  • Sunday, May 17, 2020
    We so enjoyed getting to know Sam And Lana while his son Michael and our son Ben Meyer played soccer together. We are very sorry to hear of his passing and pray for peace for Lana and family. Steve and Gail Meyer
    ~ Gail Meyer   Chattanooga, TN
  • Sunday, May 17, 2020
    Our deepest sympathy and love are with you and your family. Sam was an exceptional person and a very, very good friend. We will miss him. Always in our hearts and prayers. God Bless! Frank & Jamie Otis
    ~ Jamie & Frank Otis   Hixson, TN
  • Sunday, May 17, 2020
    Dear Lana and all the family, Dan and I loved Sam and it was so great to watch the 2 of them working in the garden and telling each other stories. They are together again in Heaven now with new bodies and no pain or sorrow. I was blessed to know him and be his friend. Love you, Jane
    ~ Jane Webb   Chattanooga, TN
  • Sunday, May 17, 2020
    Fond soccer memories of “Big Sam”! Rest In Peace. John, Beverly, Heather, Michael and Nicholas Boeschen
    ~ John Boeschen   Peachtree Corners, GA
  • Sunday, May 17, 2020
    Fond soccer memories of “Big Sam”! Rest In Peace. John, Beverly, Heather, Michael and Nicholas Boeschen
    ~ John Boeschen   Peachtree Corners, GA
  • Monday, May 18, 2020
    To the Scott Family We were deeply saddened to learn of Sam's passing. Our community has suffered a great loss. Truly a great human being! We are proud of our homey! He will be sirely missed. Lana and family keep the faith. We pray that God will continue to watch over you and keep you in his Providential Care.
    ~ Clifford & Margaret Thompson   South Chesterfield, VA
  • Monday, May 18, 2020
    To the Scott Family We were deeply saddened to learn of Sam's passing. Our community has suffered a great loss. Truly a great human being! We are proud of our homey! He will be sirely missed. Lana and family keep the faith. We pray that God will continue to watch over you and keep you in his Providential Care.
    ~ Clifford & Margaret Thompson   South Chesterfield, VA
  • Monday, May 18, 2020
    Praying that God will continue to keep each of you in his Everlasting care during this sorrowful moment. Sam has impacted so many lives in a very positive way. Every time I saw him he shared a story about my dad -Henry Erskine (RIP) and how proud he was of his 6 GIRLS...I SAW HIM FOR THE LAST TIME A FEW MONTHS AGO AT FOOD CITY IN E. RIDGE...SUCH AN ENCOURAGER!!!
    ~ Elder Henrietta Erskine   Chattanooga, TN
  • Monday, May 18, 2020
    Lana & Family: We were deeply saddened to learn of Sam's passing. Our community has suffered a great loss. We are proud of our homey! He will be sorely missed! We pray that God will keep you safe, healthy and in his Providential care.
    ~ Clifford & Margaret Ann Thompson   South Chesterfield, VA
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2020
    Lana, Michael, and Lana. There are no words to express our feelings of the loss of Sam. We take comfort in past joys we shared on the soccer field and the tournament trips to watch our boys play soccer. I hope that in time you are able to remember the good times we shared as a sports family and good friends. We love you and continue to pray for your peace. The world is a little sadder in the loss of this good man.
    ~ Charles & Amber Bouie   FAYETTEVILLE, GA
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2020
    I was deeply saddened to lean of Sam's passing. I went to Carver High School with him.He was like a big brother. I pray God will continue to watch over and keep you in his care.
    ~ Mary Jones McLeod   Richmond, VA
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2020
    To the Scott family, I pray that God comforts you and helps you to walk in the peace that Jesus provided for us. I'm so thankful that I had the opportunity to meet and get to know Mr. Scott. I will miss our conversations, but will continue to carry the wisdom that he imparted to me.
    ~ Eldred Fletcher   Chattanooga, TN
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2020
    To Mrs.Scott & family, to Howard Jr., Bert, & Tony...you have my sincerest condolences. My husband & I first met Sam around 1980 before we moved to Georgia. We enjoyed our visit & referred to each other as "long lost cousins" after that. I still have the wooden nickel he gave me 40 years ago from his insurance company. Didn't see him again 'til 2012?...(I think), at aunt Alma's house. Didn't see him often, but I will miss him. A good man is gone home.
    ~ Mrs. Wilma (Kitty) Stewart   Macon, GA