Samuel Bloomer

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Samuel Lester “Sam” Bloomer of Clanton passed away Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009, at UAB Hospital in Birmingham after a lengthy battle with lung cancer.
Sam was born Aug. 28, 1941, in Homewood to Harry Malcum Bloomer and Corene Davis Bloomer.
He attended Hueytown High School and served in the United States Navy before beginning a long career in the commercial stone industry.
Sam’s career took him to many interesting places and involved work on numerous notable building projects across the country.
He worked for several stone companies before starting his own business.
In 1984, Sam married his loving wife, Jane Webb Bloomer, with whom he would have celebrated 25 years of marriage this December.
Throughout his life, Sam called many places home, including Birmingham, Montevallo, Clanton, New Orleans and Conyers, Ga.
Sam had a passion for working with his hands and could be found every day following his retirement in his workshop. He was a talented woodworker and could fabricate nearly anything from metal.
He also passed many hours fishing on the lakes of Chilton County.
But Sam’s biggest love was his family, all of whom miss him greatly.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Harold Glenn Bloomer.
Survivors include his devoted wife Jane and sister Merle Jean Bonnewitz, along with three children, Harold Alan Bloomer and his wife Bobbi of Las Vegas, Nev.; Melissa Bloomer Mitchell and her husband Greg of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; and Tamara Bloomer Hutchinson and her husband Campbell of New Orleans. He is also survived by his first wife, Margaret Earwood Bloomer.
Sam has five grandchildren, Rachel Kidd, Chad Bloomer, Kayleigh Mitchell, Reed Hutchinson and Gregory Mitchell.
The family sincerely thanks the staff of the UAB Lung Transplant Unit for all of their care and support over the years.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the American Lung Association of Alabama, PO Box 3188, Bessemer, AL 35023.
A memorial service will be held at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Clanton, on Saturday, Nov. 28 at 1 p.m. with a visitation beginning at noon.
Martin Funeral Home is handling arrangements.