Willard MacArthur “Arthur” Sampson, 69, of Wharton passed away September 6, 2012 at his home.
He was born March 12, 1943 and was a son of the late Deenie and Ester Goodwin Smith.
He was a retired coal miner of Local Union 781. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, puzzles and a good game of cards.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanamie Sampson of Wharton; three sons, Arthur Junior “Ardy” Sampson of Wharton, Bruce Sampson and wife Christy of Wharton and Dewayne Sampson and wife Alice of Lancaster, SC; eight grandchildren; sister, Tina Goodwin Smith of Big Ugly; three brothers, Doug “Dusty” Smith and wife Susie of Big Ugly, Lucky Smith and wife Reva of North Fork and Deenie June Smith and wife Pauline of Ohio. ‘
Services were at 2 p.m. Monday, September 10 at Handley Funeral Home, Danville with ministers, Ronnie Gibson and Jimmy Rupe officiating. Burial followed in Highland Memorial Gardens, Godby.
The family would like to thank the Wharton Clinical Staff, Dr. Ira Morris, Rhonda Toler and Wendy Maynor.
You may express your condolences to the family at www.handleyfh.com.