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Samuel Ray Embs

October 2, 1950 January 28, 2024
Samuel Ray Embs
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Obituary for Samuel Ray Embs

Samuel Ray Embs, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother passed away Sunday, January 28, 2024, in his home after a long illness. He was the son of the late Samuel Napoleon Embs and Nannie Mae Clem Embs.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Patricia Neal Embs, his son, Samuel Ray Embs II, his daughter, Kristy Embs Smith, his grandchildren, Timothy Lee Smith III, Anna Smith Rowe, and Maycee Lorraine Embs, his brother, Gary Embs and his sisters, Carlene King, Barbara Richardson, Cleta Dial, Loretta Travis, and Linda Hounshell.

Samuel was born in Estill County, Ky and lived here his whole life. He was a Vietnam War veteran who proudly served his country, earning a Purple Heart, a bronze star and various other medals for bravery and service.

He worked as a sawmill operator and was a skilled carpenter who built his family’s home.

He was a charter member of Harg Baptist Church and was a faithful Christian who loved the LORD.

Samuel was a truly kind and generous man who will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, February 2, 11 AM at the Harg Baptist Church with Bro. Larry Neal officiating. Burial will be at the Embs Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 6 to 9 PM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home and after 10 AM Friday at the Harg Baptist Church.

Pallbearers: Mike Horn, Michael Brandenburg, Wayne Workman, Billly Travis, Jeff Winburn, and Jay Neal

Honorary Pallbearers: Jonah Neal, Landon Campbell, Charles Sparks, Danny Fowler, Danny Newman, and Isaac Couch.


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