Samuel A. Hartley, 80, of New Athens, passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at Select Specialty Hospital in Wheeling, surrounded by his family. He was born October 25, 1942, in New Athens, Ohio, son of the late Lloyd and Bessie M. Yates Hartley, Sr.

Sam was a 1960 graduate of Franklin High School and was a faithful attendee of the New Athens United Methodist Church. He was a retired electrical supervisor from Consolidated Coal Company and a member of the UMWA. After retirement, he served on the Harrison County Health Board and sang with Barb’s Boys, Brothers in Song, Asbury Parish Choir, and New Athens UMC Choir. He enjoyed vacationing and spending time with family.

Sam was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by a brother, Lloyd Hartley, Jr.; a sister, Louise Derfer; and two nephews.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Mary Lou Vale Hartley; a daughter, Rachel Hartley; two brothers: W. Paul Hartley of Westerville and Joe (Barb) Hartley of Pataskala; brother-in-law, Martin (Delores) Vale of Cadiz; sister-in-law, Cheryl Henry of Tuscarawas and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, March 17, 2023, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Clark-Kirkland-Barr Funeral Home, Cadiz. The funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the New Athens United Methodist Church, with Pastor William Burris and Pastor Jon Little officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family at Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to the New Athens United Methodist Church, c/o Mary Lou Hartley, 74245 Fairpoint-New Athens Road, St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950.

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