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David George Sampson

1930 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
David George Sampson 1930 - 2013 David George Sampson was born October 8, 1930, the middle child of five children born to George Delmore Sampson and Miriam Julia McClain in Bakersfield, California. David's high school sweetheart and wife of 64 years, Mary Sampson was laid to rest in March 2013. David's sisters and brother, Edith, Edna and Delmore, as well as his parents, have predeceased him. He is survived by his sister, Margaret Gannon; his three children and their spouses, David and Sandy Sampson, Theresa and Michael Winter, James and Donna Sampson; nine grandchildren (including spouses), Angela and David Harper, James Sampson, Erica and Christopher McLaughlin, Bryon and Sarah Sampson, Jason Miranda, Lindsay Yzquierdo; and six great grandchildren, David and Elizabeth Harper, Andon Sampson, Taylor and Sierra McLaughlin, and Samantha Miranda. In addition to being a well loved brother, father, and grandfather, David worked 42 years at Pacific Gas and Electric Company, starting as a laborer, rising to light crew foreman, then becoming a gas serviceman, and finally being elevated to a management position in charge of all PG&E facilities in the southern San Joaquin region. In addition, while working as a gas serviceman in Ridgecrest, David was a member of the Ridgecrest Volunteer Fire Department, rising to the position of Assistant Chief. Before age and illness curtailed his activities, he never missed an Opening Day of fishing season. For the past ten years he has been a member of the pastor's counsel at Sonrise Church of God and up until recently took care of the church facilities. David's funeral service will be held Monday, September 2, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Park and Mortuary, followed by a reception at Sonrise Church of God. Hillcrest Memorial Park & Mortuary www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Aug. 31, 2013
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