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 www.bachmanhebble.com