Harold “Sam” P. Sampson, 80, Tipton, died Sunday, April 15, 2012, at Tipton Memorial Hospital. He was born Nov. 19, 1931, to Nolan and Clara (Hendricks) Sampson in Fulton, Mo., who predeceased him. He was also predeceased by a son, Ray Sampson; four sisters; and two brothers.
Sam was a carpenter, retiring after 45 years as a member the Carpenters Union.
He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church, Tipton, and a past member of St. Mildred Church in Somerset, Ky.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Beedie (Bear) Sampson; three sons, Mike (Mary) Sampson, Greg (Mindy) Sampson and Steve (Christy) Sampson; widow of deceased son, 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 Delelio, Andrew Delelio, Brock Sampson, Bailey Sampson, Brandon Sampson, Nate Powell, Alli Powell, Raymond C. Sampson and Bryan Sampson; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John’s Catholic Church, 340 Mill St., Tipton, with the Rev. Leroy Kinnaman officiating. Burial with full military rites will be at St. John’s Cemetery in Tipton.
Visitation is from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tipton County Mustard Seed, PO Box 104, Tipton, IN 46072, or St. Mildred Church Bereavement Fund, 203 S. Central Avenue, Somerset, KY 42501-2109, or your favorite charity. Online condolences can be given at www.randallroberts.com.