Samuel "Sam" D. Edwards, 68, of Owensboro passed away Thursday, July 21, 2022, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. The Daviess County native was born September 23, 1953, as one of five boys to the late Elmyron and Lula Clementine Edwards. Sam grew up in Mclean County and graduated from McLean County High School. Enrolling in Western Kentucky University, he graduated with a B.A. Degree in Agriculture. Sam began teaching Ag and Shop at Apollo High School as well as the FFA advisor for which he remained a big supporter. He eventually took a job with Commonwealth Aluminum from which he retired after over 30 years in 2013. Sam loved traveling with his family as his boys grew up, camping and enjoying many beautiful places together. He remained an avid WKU basketball and football fan and enjoyed horse racing where he seemed to have a knack for picking winners. Sam enjoyed the family farm in McLean County where he gardened and grew fruit trees.
In addition to his parents, Sam also was preceded in death by his brothers, Billy, Benny, and Danny Edwards.
Those who remain to cherish his memory include his wife of over 40 years, Connie Bradley Edwards; sons, Jason Edwards (April) and J.D. Edwards (Jessica), all of Owensboro; three grandsons, Barron Edwards, Gavin and Boen Geary; brother, Bobby Edwards; John Midkiff who was like a son; numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service for Sam Edwards will be 2:00 pm, Saturday, July 30 at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory with visitation from noon until the time of service.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Mitchell Memorial Cancer 1020 Breckenridge Street Suite #200, Owensboro, KY 42303.
Memories and condolences for Sam's family may be left at www.glenncares.com.