Mr. Samuel Watson Horne

Published 5:31 pm Thursday, May 9, 2019

Samuel Watson Horne, 82, of Cleveland, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Tuesday, May 8, 2019. He fought a valiant battle against Parkinsons and diabetes. Having had diabetes for almost 69 years, he had a wealth of knowledge and experience that he shared with others.  At the time of his retirement in November, he was Cleveland’s oldest barber. He had been a barber since 1961.

He was a member of Westmore Church of God.  Watson enjoyed fishing, listening to the Gaither’s, and visiting with and ministering to friends, family, and customers as they sat in his chair.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 ½ years, Annis Ruth Campbell Horne, and parents, Jeff Herman Horne and Annie Maude Ross Horne.

Watson is survived by his four daughters,  Lynette (Terry) Hafley of Cleveland; Letha (Steve) McCurry of Cleveland; Debbie (Ben) Smith of Fort Worth, Texas;  Carmen Darnell (Jay Headrick) of Dalton, Georgia; eleven  grandchildren, Jason Hafley, Tanner (Amber) Hafley,  Jared (Sarah) McCurry, Erica (Brandon) Welch, Dr. Tyler (Lillian) McCurry, Piper (Joseph) Thomas, Mal Smith (Amber Laney), Jessica (David) Cervantes, Jimmy Darnell, Kaity Darnell (Cameron Sanchez), and Maci Headrick; 14 great grandchildren, Cole Hafley, Claire Hafley, Landon Hafley, Jonah Hafley, Adia Welch, Lachlan Welch, Adelaide Welch, Abby Knecht, Charlee McCurry, Maggie McCurry, Liam McCurry, Koyt Thomas, Korben Thomas, and Kaiser Sanchez; one brother, Vaden (Amy) Horne of LaGrange; and one sister, Mable (Russell) Short of Roanoke Virginia; several nieces and nephews; caregiver and friend, Linda Bafford.

Funeral services will be held at Westmore Church of God at 1 p.m. Monday, May 13, 2019, with Vaden Horne officiating.  Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens with a white dove release ceremony concluding the service.  Grandsons will serve as pallbearers with sons-in-law and grandsons-in-law serving as honorary pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Serenity  (formerly Grissom) Funeral and one hour prior to the service at the church.

The family requests that memorials be made to Hospice of Chattanooga/Cleveland team or The American Diabetes Association.

Serenity of Cleveland Funeral Home and Cremation services are in charge of arrangements. Please leave a message of comfort at