Obituary: Paul Samuel “Sam” McInnis
Paul Samuel “Sam” McInnis, 76, of Destin, Fla., died April 26, 2014, at Bay Medical Center in Panama City, Fla., surrounded by his wife and family. Sam was born in Monroeville, Ala., on Aug. 7, 1937, to parents Palmer and Clara McInnis. He graduated from Alamogordo High School in New Mexico and briefly attended New Mexico A&M College. On Feb.4, 1978, Sam married the love of his life, Joyce K. Walker, and moved to Destin, Fla. Sam is survived by his wife; two daughters, Trisha (Steven) Sellers of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Sharon O’Connell of Carmel; three stepdaughters Kim (Mark) Salt, Kathy Opfer and Karen (Brian) Saylor, all of Carmel; a brother, P. Ray (Mary Ellen) McInnis of Virginia; a sister Bonnie Jean (Lee) McCrory of Mobile, Ala.; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He also is survived by the mother of his children, Dorothy L. McInnis Mecca, of Carmel. Sam was preceded by in death by his parents; and by a daughter, Karen “Candy” Rene McInnis Gay in 1999 and her husband, Jean Louis Gay, in 1996. A funeral service was conducted at 11 a.m. May 3 at Leppert Mortuary in Carmel.