Samuel Wesley Lavender, Jr., age 73, passed away on April 27, 2023. He was born in Nashville, Tennessee on September 6, 1949 to the late Samuel Wesley Lavender, Sr. and Margaret Lavender. Sam is also preceded in death by his wife, Carolynn Lavender.
Sam was a devout Catholic and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed golfing, music, guns, and grabbing a meal at Safari’s or Bluegrass Pizza. Sam was a fan of the Tennessee Titans and Pittsburgh Steelers.
Sam is survived by his son, Patrick Lavender (Tasha); daughter, Kelli Lavender; grandchildren, Sydney Lavender, Roman Lavender, Ivory Lavender, Laila Lavender, Niah Lavender, and Samantha Lavender; and great-grandchildren, Everly Lavender, Wesleigh Jackson, and Braxton Bates.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2023, from 11am-1pm at Hendersonville Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 1pm in the Chapel at the funeral home with burial to follow at Hendersonville Memory Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Nashville Symphony Schermerhorn Symphony Center.