In memory of
Sam J. Irvin
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In memory of
Sam J. Irvin
Sam J. Irvin, 74, of Westover, AL passed away February 05, 2019. Sam was the middle child born to Welmer and Bernice and is survived by his older sister Bobbee, younger brother Mickey, aunt Mairlyn, and his uncle Sidney. Sam was a devoted husband to Lolita for 42 years, a loving father to his children Cindy, Monte, Paige, and James, and beloved grandfather to his six grandchildren. Sam graduated from Phillips High School in 1963 and volunteered for service in the United States Air Force (USAF) where he served from 1963 through 1966. While in the USAF, he served as a photographer directly supporting a multitude of ground and aerial combat operations throughout Southeast Asia. His expertise and capabilities allowed him to provide low-level aerial reconnaissance support and field support of highly specialized combat teams. Following his military service, Sam continued to challenge himself by starting his own commercial photography business which he owned and operated for over 30 years. Concurrent with running a successful business, raising a family, and tending to his small farm, he also made time to pursue a college degree and earned a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Alabama. Sam is well known for being quick-witted, easy to like, and fiercely loyal to the select few he cared deeply about; including his lifelong friends Bruce and Ken. Per his request, we will forego a service and funeral and have a small private gathering in his honor. In lieu of flowers please consider donations in his memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. He will be deeply missed, but we're fortunate for the opportunity to know, love, and learn from him. We look forward to seeing him again when the time is right.
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In memory of
Sam J. Irvin
Sam J. Irvin, 74, of Westover, AL passed away February 05, 2019. Sam was the middle child born to Welmer and Bernice and is survived by his older sister Bobbee, younger brother Mickey, aunt Mairlyn, and his uncle Sidney. Sam was a devoted husband to Lolita for 42 years, a loving father to his children Cindy, Monte, Paige, and James, and beloved grandfather to his six grandchildren. Sam graduated from Phillips High School in 1963 and volunteered for service in the United States Air Force (USAF) where he served from 1963 through 1966. While in the USAF, he served as a photographer directly supporting a multitude of ground and aerial combat operations throughout Southeast Asia. His expertise and capabilities allowed him to provide low-level aerial reconnaissance support and field support of highly specialized combat teams. Following his military service, Sam continued to challenge himself by starting his own commercial photography business which he owned and operated for over 30 years. Concurrent with running a successful business, raising a family, and tending to his small farm, he also made time to pursue a college degree and earned a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Alabama. Sam is well known for being quick-witted, easy to like, and fiercely loyal to the select few he cared deeply about; including his lifelong friends Bruce and Ken. Per his request, we will forego a service and funeral and have a small private gathering in his honor. In lieu of flowers please consider donations in his memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. He will be deeply missed, but we're fortunate for the opportunity to know, love, and learn from him. We look forward to seeing him again when the time is right.
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