Samuel Preston Jeter

May 9, 2023
Samuel Preston Jeter

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Samuel Preston Jeter passed away at 95 years of age on May 9, 2023 in Williamsburg, Virginia.
He was a devoted husband, father, grand-father, great-grandfather, and friend. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 61 years, Geneva “Scibbie” Jeter in February 2015.
Sam’s legacy is his devotion to his family. His commitment to them coupled with a strong sense of tradition and loyalty has been instilled in the generations of his family who are following his example. Sam was a man of strong character, loyal to his family and friends. His final wishes
were that he would live in his home in his final days, and he did. He will be missed.
He was born and raised on the family farm in Hanover County with his parents Robert and Louise Jeter and his six siblings that have preceded him in death – Robert, Helen, Smiley, Nancy, Bill, and Martha.
Sam served in the U.S Army followed by his return to Hanover County where he began his work with C&P Telephone. Sam was the American dream rising from humble beginnings working on the farm progressing through the skilled craft ranks of the phone company and retiring in management at AT&T in 1993.
Sam and Scibbie moved to Kingsmill Virginia in retirement where he continued his love of fishing, tennis, college basketball, following the NY Yankees, and attending college sporting events with his children and friends. Sam was an avid salt water fisherman using his beloved boat, ‘White Cloud’ in the rivers and bays in Virginia. He especially enjoyed catching many prized rockfish. He was a regular on the tennis courts at Kingsmill until his early 90’s. He enjoyed traveling to the Daytona 500 each year and attending the ACC Basketball Tournament for 50 straight years.
Sam is survived by his daughters Sandy Smith (Tom) and Robin Byars (Hal), son Brian (Layne); grandchildren Kelly Little (Malcolm), Tyler Smith, Ashley Hanley (Brendan), Carter Byars (Eres), Preston Jeter (Heather) and Jimmy Jeter; great-grandchildren Mac, Eva, Frances Miller, Louise,
and Harold.
Visitation for Sam will be held on Thursday, May 18th from 11 AM to 12 PM at Walnut Grove Baptist Church in the old chapel located at 7046 Cold Harbor Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23111. The service will also be held in the old chapel at 12 PM with interment on site immediately following the service.

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  • May 15, 2023
    Lee, Bill, Scott and Kendal Reynolds says:
    The Reynolds Family send our deepest condolences to Sam and Scibbie’ children Sandy, Robin and Brian and their extended families. We have so many wonderful memories of times visiting with Sam and cherish his kindness and friendship. We can all hear Scibbie calling out Sam’s name and Sam teasing back, as he always would. Sam was truly a wonderful, kind person and we send you all our love during this difficult time. With much love,

  • May 12, 2023
    Rebecca Newman says:
    Sam was a true gentleman and the very best next door neighbor. We are sending condolences to you in this sorrowful time. May the Lord bless your family.