Graveside services for V.J. Sampson, 60, of Thackerville, Okla., are set for 10 a.m. Monday, September 10, 2012, in Lakeview Cemetery, Marietta, Okla., with Bro. Murray McMurray officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Marietta.
Born June 29, 1952, in Edmond, Okla., the son of O.C. and Mildred Ann Scivally Sampson, Mr. Sampson passed away Thursday, September 6, in Mercy Hospital Ardmore.
A resident of Love County most of his life, Mr. Sampson attended Thackerville High School. He and Judith Faye Wimberly were married January 20, 1972, in Addington Bend. V.J.'s hobbies included attending auctions . . . buying, selling, trading; however, his favorite pastime was spoiling the grandchildren. He was of the Christian faith.
Preceding him in death were his parents; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Virgil and Lois Ann Sampson and James and Marylu Sampson; great-granddaughter, Kenydi Farrington; and brother-in-law, Bob Sisson.
Survivors include his wife, Judi Sampson of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jon and Amy Sampson of Ponder, Texas, and Jason and Dawnita Sampson of Marietta; daughter and son-in-law, Shanna and Mike Callihan of Gainesville, Texas; six sisters and brothers-in-law, Violet and W.M. Gowdy of Amarillo, Texas, Edith Sampson of Thackerville, Sharon and Phil Migues of Denton, Texas, Glenda Sisson of Poteau, Okla., Elaine and Cliff Midgley of Wister, Okla., and Murlene and Jerry Sanders, also of Poteau; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Serving as casket bearers are George Midgley, Lance Midgley, Booger, Russell Broussard, Marcus Sampson and Mitch Sampson. Honorary bearers are Magnum Sampson, Ethan Wimberly, Danny Sampson, Don Sampson, Verlyn Marchbanks and Glenn Sisson.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Online guest book: wattsfuneralhome.com.