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223 North Bedford Road
Battle Creek, MI 49037
Phone: 269-965-5145
Fax: 269-965-5148
Abbas Chaib

Abbas Ali "Sam" Chaib

Saturday, September 22nd, 1962 - Tuesday, January 19th, 2021
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Abbas Ali “Sam” Chaib, 58, of Battle Creek, passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2021. He was born September 22, 1962 in Beirut, Lebanon the son of Ali and Badrieh (Matar) Chaib. Sam married Tracy Mears on March 26, 1999 in Dearborn, MI. He owned and operated Lil Chef Cafe for 17 years. His passion was cooking and pleasing people through food. He enjoyed following sports with his son, having his daughter work by his side, and watching the history channel. He loved spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his son, Nyime Chaib; daughter, Bailey Chaib; siblings, Mahmoud, Mohamed, Khadija, and Hassan; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Ahmad.
Visitation will be held Saturday at Bachman Hebble Funeral Service from 12:00-2:00 PM with a gathering to follow at Lil Chef Café at 3:00 PM. Arrangements by the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service. (269)965-5145
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 23rd, 2021 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Saturday, January 23rd, 2021 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Bachman Hebble Funeral Service
    223 North Bedford Road
    BATTLE CREEK, MI 49037
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  • Service

    Saturday, January 23rd, 2021 | 3:00pm
    Saturday, January 23rd, 2021 3:00pm
    Lil Chef Cafe
    2245 W Columbia Ave # 107
    BATTLE CREEK, MI 49015
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Jo Lynn Whimper

Posted at 11:03am
Sam will be greatly missed. I enjoyed working with him at Lil Chef on Saturday and Sunday mornings back in the day. His love for his cooking and his customers was awesome! I enjoyed spending time with him and his family and as our children grew up and give my condolences during this trying time.

Greg Hansen

Posted at 08:57pm
Sam was good people. I loved his way of greeting, “Greg, my friend, how are you?” He made me feel very fortunate to be his friend. My heart goes out to Tracy & the kids, and the rest of his family and “Friends”.

Amy Roller Posted at 08:04am

Sam, i will miss you dearly. Just one more time.."hey brutha"...."hey are ya, are you hungry?" Man I'm gonna miss you Sam. Rest in peace.💔❤

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