This is written in loving memory of Samuel Edward Gregory. Samuel was born on December 30, 1983, at the
University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky, to Larry and Bonita Gregory of Hillsboro,
Kentucky. Samuel left this world on October 5, 2002, to be with the Lord. The Lord gave him to us here on earth
for eighteen wonderful years, nine months and five days.
When Sam was born, he was five days old when he had surgery to implant a shunt into his head. He was a
miracle from the beginning of his life down to the last day. God gave us an opportunity to be a family with Sam,
therefore we’ve felt blessed. Every person that ever met Sam was impressed by his big blue eyes, the little
noises he made and his grand smile. Samuel loved to fuss with his parents and sisters and would become really
excited when they fussed back. All of the memories and the sounds that came from his blessed little mouth will
never be forgotten.
Sammy was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Mathew (1961) and Tennie (1968) Caudill
Gregory; four uncles on Dad’s side, Sam Edward Gregory (killed April, 1944 in World War II), James Charles
Gregory (1955), Dorsie Willard Gregory (1963), and Lloyd Gregory (1969); and three aunts on Dad’s side, Lena
Mae Gregory Eldridge (1989), Elsie Marie Gregory Black (2001), and about nine months after Sam died and
before this was complete, Sam’s aunt Olive Mae Gregory Harris (2003) passed.
Samuel is survived by his parents, Larry and Bonita J. Gregory, Hillsboro, Kentucky; two sisters, Angela J.
Gregory, Morehead, Kentucky, and Amber Dawn Gregory, Hillsboro, Kentucky; two brothers, Christopher Dean
Castetter, Columbus, Indiana, and Larry Mathew Reed, Phoenix, Arizona; two nephews, Hunter and Ethan
Castetter, Columbus, Indiana; and maternal grandparents, Herman and Eva Fannin, sandy Hook, Kentucky.
Dad’s Surviving Siblings
Two uncles, Willie Burl (and Judy) Gregory and Elder Lonnie (and Hester) Gregory of Morehead, Kentucky and
three aunts, (Elbert and) Beatrice Gregory Cox, (Don and) Delphia Gregory Cox, and Margie Gregory Branham,
all of Hillsboro, Kentucky. Sam is survived by a host of cousins.
Mom’s Surviving Siblings
Two uncles, Earnie (and Vickie) Fannin of Murray, Kentucky, and David (and Jennifer) Fannin of Paris,
Tennessee and three aunts, (Hal and) Kathy Fannin Faqua, New Concord, Kentucky, (Allen and) Connie Fannin
Cassidy, London, Kentucky, and (Phillip and) Carol Fannin Cox, Olive Hill, Kentucky. Sam is survived by nine
Written sadly by the ones who knew him best and loved him the most
Larry, Bonita, Angela and Amber Gregory