Eddie "Yogi" Sammons

March 26, 1936 ~ February 18, 2021 (age 84)


Eddie "Yogi" Sammons, 84, of Macomb passed away at 1:35 a.m. Thursday, February 18, 2021 at Heartland Healthcare Center in Macomb.

He was born on March 26, 1936 in Macomb to Garnet and Thelma Marshall Sammons. He married Marjorie Ebbert on August 31, 1957 in Adair. She passed away on March 27, 2019.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Tina Sammons and one grandson, Benjamin Levie.

Yogi is survived by two daughters, Lisa (Fred) Cain of Texarkana, Arkansas and Teresa (Maurice) Levie of Brookfield, Wisconsin; one son, Rick (Donna Andrews) Sammons of Quincy; six grandchildren, Kimberly (Bobby) Barnes, Jonathan Sammons, Erich (Crystal) Cain, Kristen Cain, Jessica Levie and Joshua Levie; seven great-grandchildren and one sister, Sandra Sullivan of Macomb.

Yogi lived in the Macomb area all of his life. He was a graduate of Bushnell-Prairie High School. He worked for Ameren/CIPS in Macomb as a natural gas man. He was a veteran serving in the National Guard.

He was a member of the Macomb Elks Lodge #1009, loved NASCAR and went to several races and enjoyed going to car shows.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 23,, 2021 at Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb with Pastor Scott Grulke officiating. Friends may call at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, February 22, 2021 with family visitation being held from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Linda’s Fund.

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