Samuel O. Givens, a native of Robertsdale, AL and a resident of Fairhope, AL, passed away on Friday, April 9, 2021 at the age of 72.
Samuel worked for the City of Robertsdale for 32 years, from 1978 until his retirement in 2011. He loved vacationing in the Great Smoky Mountains and spending time with family and friends.
Samuel was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon, and Mary (Tootsie) Givens.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Dorothy Walley Givens; two step-children, Kenny (Anita) Merriweather of Daphne and Connie (Kelley) Thompson of Fairhope; grandchildren, Brent and Devin Merriweather, Kristy (Clint) Copeland and Daniel (Jennifer) Thompson; great-grandchildren, Jaxson, Braxton, Tenley, Colton, and Emma Merriweather; sister, Patricia (A.A. – Buddy) Riendeau; nieces, Susan Ryder of Estes Park, CO, Marcy Riendeau of Robertsdale, Kim Fraher (Phil) of Cypress, TX and Ernie (Bonnie) Walley of Fairhope; along with other family members and friends.
A celebration of life service will be held on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 200 S. Section Street, Fairhope, Alabama.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Appalachian Bear Rescue, 121 Painted Trillium Way, Townsend, TN 37882.
Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at www.hughesfh.com. Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.