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Obituary for Samuel Bailey Tarkington
Samuel Bailey "S.B." Tarkington, 80, of Creswell died Tuesday, January 26, 2016, at Martin General Hospital in Williamston.
Born October 14, 1935 in Washington County he was the son of the late Clyde T. Tarkington and Narcissus Alice Phelps Tarkington and was preceded in death by his sisters, Alice E. Tarkington, Ruth T. Chesson and Rosalind T. Mitzke; brothers, Robert M. Tarkington, Sr. and Clyde J. Tarkington. S.B. began his working career as a sales representative with Lance Corporation, he later started T & S Trucking and retired as co-owner of Albemarle Forest Products and was a member of Philippi Church of Christ.
His family includes his wife, Peggy Kirk Tarkington of Creswell, N.C.; daughter, Deborah T. Rhodes and husband Roy of Plymouth, N.C.; sons, Samuel B. Tarkington, Jr. and wife Cynthia and Tony T. Tarkington both of Creswell, N.C.; brothers, Roy E. Tarkington, Carl B. Tarkington and Albert B. Tarkington all of Creswell, N.C.; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Memorial service will be held Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 2:00 pm at Philippi Church of Christ with Glenn Brickhouse and James Scheffler officiating. Family will receive friends on Saturday at the church following the service and other times at the residence. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Eastern North Carolina, 3739 National Drive, Suite 110, Raleigh, N.C. 27612.
Arrangements are by Maitland Funeral Home, Creswell.