Raymond H. Samples, age 99, of Buckhannon,
the Tennerton Community, died Friday, March 8, 2013, at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was born on July 15, 1913, in Crawford,
WV, a son of the late Amos and Orpha Loudin Samples. He was united in marriage on January 17, 1942, to Joy M. Snyder
Samples who survives. Also surviving is one daughter Charlotte A. Lewis of Buckhannon; three grandchildren: Sue-Anna`
Jenkins and husband Charlie, Charla D. Lewis and fiancé Doug Maness, and Jerry Wayne (J.W.) Lewis, II and fiancée
Kristi Whitman, all of Burlington, NC; and two great grandchildren: Dana Austin Lewis and Maddox Wood Lewis, both of
Burlington; special niece and husband, Marie and Keith Cutright and great nephew, David and Tera Cutright, great niece, Melanie
Cutright several other nieces and nephews survive. He was preceded in death by two brothers: Everett and
Waymen Samples; one sister Mabel Douglas; one great grandson Kameron Lee Jenkins, two nephews, Jerry and Larry Samples, and
also several other nieces and nephews.
Mr. Samples was the owner/operator of Samples Shoe Store and
Repair Shop for thirty years. He was a veteran of World War II where he served in the U.S. Army/Air Corps. and
a member of the American Legion Post 7. He was a charter member of the Tennerton Lions Club and also a member of the
Tennerton United Methodist Church where he served as church trustee, superintendent, and choir member.
family would like to extend a special thank you to St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospice and Dr. Clyde Mitchell for
their care, kindness and support.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 14, 2013,
from Noon-1:00 PM, the funeral hour, at the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel with Pastor Wease Day officiating. Interment
will follow in the Buckhannon Memorial Park where the Buckhannon VFW Post #3663, the Frank B. Bartlett Post #7 American Legion,
and the DAV Chapters #5 and #36 will conduct military honors. If you wish to make a donation, please consider the Make-A-Wish
Foundation in memory of Kameron Lee Jenkins, great grandson of Mr. Samples.
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