Robert N. "Bob" Samples

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SAMPLES Robert N. "Bob" Samples, 80, passed away at the Riverside Methodist Hospital on Thursday, March 8, 2007, following surgery at Knox Community Hospital. Bob was born on November 5, 1926, to French and Creta Samples. He graduated from Howard High School and served in the United States Army during WW II. He owned and operated Samples Service Station in Danville until his retirement in 1986. His most recent employment was with his "friends" at Killbuck Savings Bank in Danville, Apple Valley, and Killbuck. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Patsy; and their daughters and sons-in-law, Becky Samples and Ron Sopp of Columbus, Kathy and Jack Robinson of Danville, and Lisa and Joe Mazzari of Danville. He leaves behind his very special grandchildren, Tabitha (Timothy) Evans, Shawn (Shannon) Robinson, Tricia Robinson, Kailea Mazzari, Drew Mazzari; and great-grandchildren, Julia, Kelsey, Tyler, and soon to be born, Nadia. He is also survived by his brothers, Max (Louise) Samples and Ron Samples. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Charles, Don, and Bill, his sister Ruth Friedli, his father and mother-in-law Russell and Minnie Bilyeu, great-granddaughter Zoey, and great-grandson Jordan. Bob attended the Tiverton Church of Christ and was a member of the Danville American Legion Post #650. He also was a volunteer at Danville Interchurch. Friends may call on Sunday from 2-6 p.m. at the FISCHER FUNERAL HOME in Danville and one hour prior to the service which will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 12, 2007, at the funeral home. Minister Ed Boyce will officiate. Interment will be at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens, with military rites performed by the Knox County Veterans Council. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Tiverton Church of Christ; in care of Bill Bumpus, 31869 SR 206, Walhonding 44843, or to Danville Interchurch, PO Box 52, Danville 43014. Information is available at www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
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