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James Sampson

June 23, 1941 — November 14, 2013


James Allen Sampson, 72, of Covington, died Thursday, November 14, 2013, in Apache Junction, Arizona. He was born June 23, 1941, in Covington, the son of Leo and Helen Sampson both deceased. Mr. Sampson was a 1960 graduate of Covington High School and member in Covington Sports Hall of Fame. He retired as Superintendent of the Miami County Highway Department and was a member of the Covington Fraternal Order of the Eagles 3998. He will be sadly missed by his wife, Delores "Butch" Sampson of Covington; his children Deb Bolin (Larry) of Piqua, Randy Sampson (Karen) of Covington; brothers Rodney Sampson (Charlotte), and Steve Sampson (Thelma); sister Jeanette Bryan; grandchildren Heather Witt (Jeremiah), Staci Sampson, Brian Sampson, James Thompson (Brittasha), Chandler Sampson; step-grandchildren Jennifer Forsythe (Jared), and Mitchell Bolin (Liz); great grandchildren Jackson Witt, Layla Witt, Mya Gooden; step-great grandchildren MaKayla Morgan and Gage Gambill. He was preceded in death by his parents and son David Sampson. Services will be held 4:00 PM Tuesday, November 26, at Jackson-Sarver Funeral Home, 10 S. High Street, Covington, with a gathering time for friends and family 2 hours following the services (5-7 PM) at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County, the Covington United Church of Christ, or the Piqua Christian Church. Online memories may be left for the family at

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