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Howard Lee Samples

Born: Thu., Oct. 8, 1931
Died: Mon., Jul. 18, 2016


11:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Thu., Jul. 21, 2016
Location: Long Sam Samples

Graveside Service

11:00 AM Thu., Jul. 21, 2016
Location: Long Sam Samples

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Howard Lee Samples, 84, of Ivydale entered into rest Monday, July 18, 2016.

Born October 8, 1931 in Procious, he was the son the late Burvin and Baine (Townsend) Samples. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by son, Samuel Samples; and brother, Lowell Samples.

Howard was a Korean War Veteran and a Mason. He retired from Pennzoil.

Howard is survived by his wife, Mary (King) Samples; step-son, Roger Miller; daughters, Brenda Samples and Robin Litton; two grandchildren, Andrea and Curtis Litton; and sister, Patricia Samples Boggs.

Graveside service will be held 11:00 A.M. Thursday, July 21, 2016 at Long Sam Samples Cemetery, Procious, with Minister Wayne Litton officiating.

On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com

Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Nikki ( O'Brien) McLaughlin
   Posted Tue July 19, 2016
Mary, Sorry for your loss of husband.

Deborah and Chris Morris
   Posted Tue July 19, 2016
Dear Aunt Mary, Roger, Brenda and Robin,
I was heartbroken to hear of Uncle Howard's passing. I loved him so much and have such wonderful memories of his generous spirit, sense of humor and stories Mother has shared from their childhood. He was very special - a truly kind man in a World where kindness is rare. I will grieve for him until we are once again together on Heaven's shores. I know how difficult it will be for everyone, but try to fill the emptiness by remembering how wonderful Uncle Howard was! "Memory is one gift of God's that death cannot destroy" I love you all!

Sally Nichols Anderson
   Posted Wed July 20, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss. I have not seen you guys for a very long time and just wanted you to know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Cheri Conetsco
   Posted Wed July 20, 2016
Dear Aunt Mary, Roger, Brenda, Robin and family,
Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die.”

Ben Franklin wrote a condolence letter that history has preserved, and here is an excerpt that I thought you would like today:

It is the will of God and nature that these mortal bodies be laid aside, when the soul is to enter into real life. A man is not completely born until he is dead. Why then should we grieve, that a new child is born among the immortals, a new member added to their happy society?

We are all spirits. God gives us bodies for our pleasure, to assist us in acquiring knowledge, and to do good to our fellow creatures. When they become unfit for these purposes, and afford us pain instead of pleasure, and become an encumbrance, it is equally kind and benevolent that a way is provided by which we may get rid of them.

Death is that way. We, ourselves in some cases, prudently choose a partial death. A mangled painful limb, which cannot be restored, we willingly cut off. He who plucks out a tooth, parts with it freely, since the pain goes with it, and he who quits the whole body parts at once with all pains and possibilities of pains and diseases which it was liable to, or capable of making him suffer.

He and we are invited to a party of pleasure, which is to last forever. His chair was ready first, and he is gone before us. We could not all conveniently start together, and why should you and I be grieved at this, since we are soon to follow and know where to find him?
B. Franklin

In times of tears, may you remember laughter. In times of sadness, may you remember smiles. In times of loneliness, may you think of all you shared as a family and may it comfort you to know you’ll have those warm, loving memories forever.

D. Morris
   Posted Wed July 20, 2016

SHADES OF ELEGANCE was sent by Your Niece, Debbie Anne.

With deepest sympathy and love, Debbie Anne, Chris and Family

Mylott family
   Posted Thu July 21, 2016
Praying for the Lord to wrap you in the comfort of his arms during this time.

Mary Kathryn King
   Posted Fri July 22, 2016
Robin and Family,
My deepest sympathy and prayers are with you in your loss.
May God give you many blessings and peace and contentment.
Mary Kathryn

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