1931 - 2012
Harold "Sam" P. Sampson, 80, of Tipton, Ind., passed away Sunday, April 15, 2012, at Tipton Memorial Hospital. He was born on November 19, 1931, to Nolan and Clara (Hendricks) Sampson in Fulton, Mo. Sam was a member of the Carpenters Union, and retired after 45 years as a Union carpenter. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He was a member of St. Johns Catholic Church in Tipton, Ind., and a past member of St. Mildred Church in Somerset, Ky. He is survived by his wife, Beedie (Bear) Sampson, of 56 years of marriage; three sons, Mike (Mary) Sampson, Greg (Mindy) Sampson, Steve (Christy) Sampson; widow of Ray Sampson, Chris (Jim) Robey; brother, Curtis Sampson of Mexico, Mo.; 10 grandchildren, Paul (Ashley) Sampson, Dan Sampson, Jon Sampson, Charlene (Kyle) Powell, Beth (Markus) Sneed, Dawn (David) Delelio, Nolan (Jessica) Sampson, Kristen (Kevin) Sheley, A.J.(Hailee) Sampson, Adam Sampson; nine great-grandchildren, Taylor and Andrew Delelio, Brock Sampson, Bailey and Brandon Sampson, Nate and Alli Powell, Raymond C. Sampson and Bryan Sampson; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by son, Ray Sampson; four sisters; and two brothers. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2012, at St. Johns Catholic Church, 340 Mill Street in Tipton, Ind., with visitation beginning one hour prior to the service. Rev. Leroy Kinnaman will officiate. Burial with full military rites will be at St. John's Cemetery in Tipton, Ind. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tipton County Mustard Seed, P.O. Box 104, Tipton, IN 46072; St. Mildred Church Bereavement Fund, 203 South Central Avenue, Somerset, KY 42501-2109; or your favorite charity. Online condolences can be given at www.randallroberts.com.