May 28, 1944 ~ September 19, 2021

Born in: Glasgow, KY
Resided in: Glasgow, KY

Sam Melton Boles, 77 of Glasgow passed away Sunday, September 19, 2021 in Christiana, Tennessee. Sam was born in Glasgow, May 28, 1944. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Elizabeth Boles and Elbert and Christine Watkins. Besides his parents Sam was preceded in death by his wife Rebecca Boles in May of this year. Also preceded by a grandchild, Christian Goodroe.
Sam was of the Methodist faith and retired from UPS. Sam was passionate about his work and enjoyed talking about it. Sam was a people person and top- notch father, grandfather and friend. He enjoyed retirement and devoted his time to family and the needs thereof.
Sam is survived by three daughters. Christy Dozier and husband Bob of Christiana, Tennessee. Jessie Stevens and husband John Cline of Glasgow. Melissa Goodroe and husband Jimmy of Glasgow. Three sons. Sammy Boles and wife Tammy of Beech Grove, Tennessee. Larry Akin and wife Rhonda of Decatur, Alabama. Bobby Garvin of Glasgow. A very special son Kaden Garvin. Twenty-one grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Two sisters and a brother. Patricia Lawrence of Woodburn, Joyce White of Bowling Green and Tommy Boles of Bowling Green.
Funeral services for Sam will be held 1:00 PM, Thursday, September 23rd at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton. Burial will be in the Missionary Mound Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM Wednesday and after 10:00 AM Thursday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers the family request that memorial donations be made to the Cancer Society or Diabetes Association.
Butler Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted to the care of Mr. Boles. Please send your messages of condolence to the family at

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  1. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. He seemed to be a very special person to a lot of people.

  2. I’ll miss Sam a lot he was like a second dad to me and becky as a mom miss them bother but boy the sights there seeing getting to visit with there loved ones in heaven gone but will never forget them both

  3. To the family,
    We have known Sam for years when we all lived in Riddles trailer park.
    He has always been such a nice guy. This world would be a lot better if there were more folks like Sam. He loved his family very much.
    Keeping you all in our prayers. Hugs for little man.

  4. Please accept my deepest condolences. I knew Sam for many years. He was a very kind and funny friend. Always a smile and a good word whenever we ran into each other. Sam will be missed.

  5. Love and prayers for each of you. Sam and I shared a lot of things. He was like a big brother in many ways. He will be missed by many, but he is with Becky once again.

  6. So sorry for your lose, I’ve Known the Watkins family .since they lived on Grand Ave, beside My Aunt & Uncle. The White’s. Take care

  7. Prayers for all the family. Sam was a great person. He is rejoicing in heaven with his love ones and friends.Peace and Love for comfort.

  8. My heart is broken for all of the family and friends who knew Sam . He and I were classmates at Glasgow and Richard and Sam worked together many years ago at Hughes and Johnson Electric. They also have shared a heartache, leukemia, for several years and have talked of their treatment many times, He was always so funny and could make everyone laugh. He loved his family! I know he is happy now with his sweet wife! Our sincere sympathy!

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