Ronald Darrel Sampson passed away at the age of 56 on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at Oklahoma City. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, June 23, 2017, in The Chapel at Griffin ~ Hillcrest Funeral Home. Pastor Jordan Sampson will officiate. Cremation is under the care of Griffin ~ Hillcrest Crematory of Ardmore.
Darrel was born on April 1, 1961, in Ardmore. He graduated from Dickson High School in 1979 and went on to attend East Central University. After college, he went to work for Blue Bonnet Feed. Darrel always enjoyed art and he was talented at drawing. He played softball with his family on the Ardmore Buc’s team for many years. He was a fan of the Texas Rangers and the Dallas Cowboys.
He was preceded in death by his father, Milton Nathan Thompson Jr.; mother, Shirley Thompson; brother, Terry Thompson; and aunt, Sarah Sampson.
Darrel is survived by his four children: Amber Burch and husband, Dustin, Kelly Sampson, Damon Sampson and Elizabeth Sampson; seven grandchildren; girlfriend, Cecilie Pretorius; two brothers: Lawyer Bob and Kendall Thompson; three sisters: Vickie Harris and husband, Joel, Colleen Dobbs and husband, David and Mary Lou Thomas; special aunts, Shirley Dean Sampson and JoAnn McMillan; uncle, Ronald Sampson and wife, Fernie, special uncle, Edwin Thompson; and special cousins, Bonnie Davis and Sereana Willman.
Serving as honorary bearers will be members of the Ardmore Buc’s Softball Team. Condolences may be left at www.griffinhillcrest.com.