The Obit For Ed Samples

Frederick Edwin "Ed" Samples

Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from January 20 to January 21, 2011

SAMPLES, FREDERICK EDWIN "ED" - age 74 of Knoxville, passed away January 18, 2011.

Member of Christ United Methodist Church. Served in the Tennessee Air National Guard (U.S. Air Force) for 6 years and employed by A.M. Samples Machine Co. and Y-12 for 28 1/2 years.

He was a 1955 graduate of Central High School and attended The University of Tennessee.

He played for the Cincinnati Reds minor league team.

Preceded in death by parents, A.M. and Loretta Samples and sister Carolyn Samples.

Survived by spouse of 46 years, Judy Palmer Samples; sons, Jeff Samples and wife Jennifer, Douglas Samples; grandchildren, Dustin and Brook Samples; brothers, Howard Samples and wife Pat and Joe Samples and Susan; special mother-in-law, Betty Palmer; special friends, Rick and Karen Baumann, Connie Shown, Don and Jesse Nokes; several nieces and nephews and special friends from Central High School Class of 1955.

Funeral service 8:00 pm Friday Mynatt Funeral Home Halls Chapel with Dr. Bruce Marston and Rev. Oliver Wolfenbarger officiating.

Family and friends will meet 10:45 am Saturday at Lynnhurst Cemetery for 11:00 am interment.

The family will receive friends 5:00 - 8:00 pm Friday Mynatt Funeral Home Halls Chapel. www.mynattfh.com