Samuel Charles Deane passed away February 15th peacefully in his sleep surrounded by his loving family. Born June 15, 1931 to Floyd Deane and Cornelia Dickerson and was raised in Charlottesville, Virginia by his sister Florence Burnett. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving two years as an airplane and helicopter mechanic while stationed in Germany. Upon returning state side he married his sweetheart Barbara Jane Rose of Fairfax, Virginia in 1955 and remained so until his death. They had four children and 8 grandchildren that he adored. Best known among friends as the proprietor along with his wife of The Atoka General Store. His passion was training race horses. He was a very successful trainer in the Mid-Atlantic region training numerous winners mainly from his backyard. Sam was predeceased by his grandson Sam Deane and is survived by his wife of 60 years Barbara Jane Deane, his sister Florence Burnett, four children; Laura Karoll from New Jersey and John Deane, Mark Deane, Angela Deane living in Virginia and seven other grandchildren John Micheal Hill, Taryn Deane, Katelyn Deane, Jacob Deane, Jesse Deane, Jenna Deane and Morgan Carriero. A celebration of Sam’s life was  held on Thursday February 18th  at the Middleburg Methodist Church.

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