Dr. David Norman Sampson
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CHILLICOTHE: Dr. David Norman Sampson, 66, passed away from this life surrounded by his family on Sunday, February 10, 2013 following an extended illness.
He was born August 8, 1946 in Buffalo, New York to Norman H. and Betty (Robbins) Sampson who preceded him in death. On August 17, 1968 he married the love of his life Mrs.Virginia (Schuer) Sampson who survives.
His is also survived by his daughters, Mrs. Amy (James) Aspenwall of Cincinnati and Mrs. Heather (Jeremy) Bryant of Chillicothe; and his grandsons, Grant and Austin Aspenwall and Carter, Cohen, and Landis Bryant whom he adored; also surviving are his two brothers, Dennis (Kathy) Sampson of Wisconsin and Doug (Sandy) Sampson of Virginia; and his sister, Dr. Ruth Sampson of California; as well as many nieces, nephews and many dear friends who were so special to him.
David was preceded in death by his parents; his father and mother in law, Clement and Bess (Cook) Schuer; and has many precious angels by his side.
Dave graduated from Warren High School in Warren, PA in 1964 and from Otterbein College in 1968. He then graduated from Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland, OH in 1973 and established his practice in Chillicothe where he has been serving the patients he loved for the past forty years. Dave was very active in the community and had many interests and hobbies throughout the years. He was a member of Pi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Chillicothe Jaycees, Chillicothe Lion's Club, the Porsche Club, the American Morgan Horse Association, Ducks Unlimited, the Ohio Rally Club and more. He was an active member of the First Christian Church serving as an elder, deacon, trustee, and was currently the board moderator. Dave served as chairman and was a member of the Chillicothe Planning Commission for over twenty years and more recently was a member of the Ross County Planning Commission. As a car enthusiast, Dave raced in many road rallies and enjoyed mapping road rallies and planning car tours as well. As a member of the American Morgan Horse Association, he showed horses competitively throughout the nineties. David loved the outdoors and enjoyed spending time hunting, fishing, and boating.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He was very proud of his family and enjoyed every moment he spent with his beloved grandsons. Dave will always be remembered for his loving and outgoing personality. He found great joy in being around people as he brought laughter and love to everyone in his presence. He will be greatly missed by so many.
A celebration of his life will be held 2:00 pm Friday at the First Christian Church, Pastors Alan and Julie Cory officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery. Friends may call 4-8 pm Thursday at the Haller Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions can be made to First Christian Church, 268 West Water Street, Chillicothe, Ohio. His online memorial register is available at www.HallerFuneralHome.com.
Haller Funeral Home & Crematory, LLC
1661 Western Avenue
Chillicothe, OH 45601
Published in the Chillicothe Gazette on Feb. 12, 2013