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Samuel Oliver Starke Irvine, Jr.
SAM, born in Mobile, AL., 11th November, 1966, the 1st child of Samuel Oliver Starke Irvine and Sallie Anne Kettig. Sam is a graduate of Christ the King School, Daphne, AL. in 1981. He then attended Fairhope High School in Fairhope, AL and graduated in 1985. After High school he attended Birmingham Southern College (BSC), Birmingham, AL in 1985 and graduated with a BS degree in Psychology and Biology. He is an initiated member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Sam worked for the University of Alabama Birmingham's (UAB) Burn Center during his 4 years of college at BSC. After graduating from BSC, he attended UAB and earned his second BS degree as a Surgeons Assistant. He married the former Laura Michelle Holden of Florence, Alabama on September 14, 1991.
(pictured: Sam, Sarah, Elizabeth, Dana, Oliver and Gavin. Picture was taken at Saint Bede's Catholic Church on July 19, 2003 in Montgomery, AL after Elizabeth and Oliver made their First Holy Communion.)
Upon his marriage, he eventually bought a house in Northport, AL (outside Tuscaloosa) and secured a job with a surgeon's group in Tuscaloosa as a Surgeon's Assistant of Orthopedic medicine. After 5 years with this group, his calling toward a different part of medicine took place. He submitted résumé's all over Alabama and finally found a home at Baptist Medical Center in Montgomery, AL. He briefly lived with his brother, Wm. H K Irvine, in Prattville AL, while he was searching for a new home. Approximately 6 months later, he purchased and moved into his home at 3724 Narrow Lane Road, Montgomery, AL. Sam secured his new job working for the Alabama Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon's group at Baptist Medical Center, Montgomery, AL.. He was certified in the State of Alabama as a Surgeons/Physician's Assistant earning a GOLD Seal in 1997. Sam divorced L.M. Holden in August 1999 and still lives in her pain till this day.
Sam worked in Montgomery until 2001. He moved to Albany, GA, to work for another Cardiovascular surgeon's group.
Sam married Sarah Temple Collins on July 26, 2003 in Battles Wharf, AL (near Point Clear). They were married on a beautiful Saturday morning in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church overlooking Mobile Bay. They spent their honeymoon in sunny Antigua.
Sam and Sarah built a positive home life for the 4 children back in Montgomery at their home on in MOntgomery.
In 2005, Sam was offered a job in Birmingham working for an Open Heart Group and they moved to the big city in style. They gave birth to their first child together on October 20, 2005 and named him Hampton Ellis.
Samuel Oliver Starke Irvine Jr Email: XceptNoLes@aol.com
Laura Elizabeth Irvine, b. July 15, 1992, Northport, AL;
Dana Elizabeth Irvine, b 1994
Samuel Oliver Starke Irvine III, b. August 31, 1994, Northport, AL;
Gavin Kade Widdison Jackson, b. 1998
Hampton Ellis Irvine, b. October 20, 2005, Birmingham, AL