Funeral service Tuesday for Blackberry Farm owner

Sam Beall, owner of Blackberry Farm

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – The funeral service for Sam Beall, the owner of Blackberry Farm is Tuesday.

According to Rose Mortuary, Beall’s funeral is 1:00 p.m. Tuesday March 1 at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church in Knoxville. Family will receive friends beginning at 11:30 a.m. A private burial will follow the service.

A lieu of flowers and gifts, family members are asking for donations in Beall’s memory to the Blackberry Farm Foundation. The fund will support charity organizations that benefit foodways and children, two causes Beall cared deeply about, according to his family members. Online condolences can be sent to rememberingsam@blackberryfarm.com.

“We are deeply shocked and saddened by the untimely death of Sam Beall, our beloved Proprietor,” said Blackberry Farm in a statement. “We know that so many of you have been touched by Sam’s friendship, hospitality and adventurous spirit over the years, and we welcome your thoughts and prayers for the Beall family.”

Beall died at the age of 39 after a skiing accident in Colorado. He left behind a wife and five children.

Related: Blackberry Farm owner dies in skiing accident

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