Larry Wayne Sampson, 61, of Vienna, passed away on April 8, 2012 at his residence under the loving care of his family and Amedisys Hospice Services.
He was born in Montgomery, W.Va. on Jan. 24, 1951, a son of the Elias, Jr. and Phyllis Elswick Sampson of Powellton, W.Va. Larry was a U.S. Navy veteran. He had worked for O'Ames for over 30 years and then worked for Wal-Mart. He enjoyed fishing and had attended Mt Olivet Church in Long Bottom where had served as an associate pastor and also attended the 14 Ave. Gospel Mission Church in south Parkersburg.
Larry is survived by his children, Brett J. Sampson and Jennifer of Parkersburg, Jennifer L. Bayer and Rob of Williamstown, Melissa Sampson and Bobby Stewart of Parkersburg, and Jessica Sampson of Long Bottom, Ohio; grandchildren, Haley, Isabella, Andrew, Logan, Olivia, Damon and Lacey; five brothers and sisters, Betty Shafer and Jerry of Marietta, Joe Sampson and Kay of Cedar Grove, W.Va., Randy Sampson and Debbie of Glen Ferris, W.Va., Barbara Bolinger and James of Vienna, and Sherry Nicholas and Rodney of Flatwoods, W.Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg with Rev. Tim Burch and Rev. Rodney Micholas officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen North Cemetery with full military rites by American Legion Post #15. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday and from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday prior to the service. Online condolences may be sent by visiting LeavittFuneralHome.com