George Carroll Sampson
4/23/1939 - 10/8/2021
Sampson "Bud," passed away on October 8, 2021, at Colonial Lodge
TenderCare in Greenville, Texas. Funeral services will be held on Monday, October
11, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at the chapel of Coker-Mathews Funeral Home, with Rev.
Larry Jordan officiating, and music by Steve Payne. Burial will follow at
born in McKinney, Texas on April 23, 1939, to Iris Clayton Sampson and Ada Iola
Carroll was wed
to Brenda Joyce Hayes on September 23, 1961, in her parents’ home in
Greenville, Texas. One month after they were married, he was drafted into the
Army and served two years. Deemed “too smart for combat” by the United States
Government, he worked in payroll at Fort Sill in Oklahoma coming home every
other weekend to see his new bride. Carroll and Brenda recently celebrated
their 60th wedding anniversary.
as “Sam,” retired from Raytheon after 40 years.
Carroll was a
long-time member of Highland Terrace Baptist Church. He and his wife, Brenda,
were 1st and 2nd grade Sunday School teachers for over 55
survived by his wife, Brenda Sampson of Greenville; daughter Kelli
Marie Love and husband Jeff of Greenville; grandchildren, Hayley Caroline Love
and Reagan Matthew Love, sister Margaret Wood of Garland and sister Jean
England and husband Rick of Garland; and sister-in-law Janice Towers
and husband Eddie of Jacksonville Beach, Florida.
He was preceded
in death by his parents; sister, Anita Rogers; brothers James A. “Sonny”
Sampson and Von Ray Sampson.