Beaverton Historical Society
Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
James Sampson

   James B. Sampson, 60, of Barryton passed away Feb 18, 2007 at his home with his family and loved ones by his side.

   He was born May 10, 1946 in Gladwin to Albert B. and Mary R. (Briggs) Sampson Jim spent his childhood in Sanford, where he became an Eagle Scout and graduated from Sanford Meridian in 1964. He attended one year at Alpena Community College where he became a certified welder.

   On June 14, 1969, he married Judy Young of Remus at Forrest Hill Church in Weidman. The Sampson family made their home in Gladwin for many years before settling in Barryton in 1979.

   He was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, a member of North American Hunting Club, Millbrook Coon Hunterís Association and American Anglers Association He was an avid raccoon hunter, fisherman, woodsman and all around outdoorsman He felt closest to God when he was enjoying nature.

   Jim is survived by the first love of his life, his loving wife of 37 years, Judy of Barryton; three children, Karrilynn (William) Sigourney of Weidman, Shellie (Chip) Halfmann of Gillette, Wyoming, and Jamie (fiance Ray Schumacher) of Barryton; four grandchildren that he cherished, Jacob and Ashley Sigourney, Katya Halfmann and Myka Schumacher; his mother, Mary Ruth Briggs- Sampson-Grinnell of Gladwin; three sisters, Lynn (Dave) Rivett of Sanford, Ruth Anne (Don) Kowalis of Yuma, Arizona, Nancy (Bruce) Bowland of Gladwin and Florida; one brother, Tom Sampson of George West, Texas; and several nieces, nephews, and extended family members that will hold the memories they have of Jim close to their hearts. Jim was preceded in death by his father, Boyd; a brother, Buddy; a sister, Barbara; and an infant daughter.

   Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007 at the Break Through Tabernacle, 8000 W Airline Rd., Weidman.

   Memorial contributions in Jimís name may be made to Hospice of Michigan or his family.

   Condolences may be left online at www.daggettgilbertfuneralhome com.

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