Samuel Lynn Royse, 57, of Hixson, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at his home from his battle with cancer. Samuel was beloved husband, father and brother. He served in the United States Marine Corps as Lance Corporal. Samuel worked in the restaurant business for many years as a cook for Red Lobster and Ryan's. He was a chef in the Marine Corps and served Generals during his service. Samuel loved making handmade ships, and has been seen on the news. Samuel was preceded in death by parents, Lynden Claire Royse and Joyce Ann Yvonne Crain Hicks; brother, Robert Wayne Royse; sister, Ruby Mae Carden; grandfather, Samuel Ralph Crain and grandmother, Callie Mae Crain. Samuel is survived by his wife of 29 years, Donna Royse; two daughters, Jessica Magan Royse and Lashonda Mae Royse; two sisters, Cheryl Ann Shipley and Deborah Bernice Stowe; brother, Raymond Paul Royse; stepfather and mother, James and Gerri Hicks; grandchildren, Colton Michael Brock and Cameron Alexander Williams; several nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and nephews The family will receive friends today, Dec. 13, 2013 from 2-9 p.m. at Chattanooga Funeral Home, North Chapel, and Saturday, Dec. 14, from noon until time of service. The funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Bishop Grant Blaylock officiating. Interment will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens. Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaNorthChapel.com. Arrangements are by the Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory & Florist, North Chapel, Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343.