Sheet Metal Mechanic
LAKELAND - Mr. Martin Carl Samson, 69, died of complications of COPD Monday (May 20, 2013).
Born in Charlotte, N.C., on April 12, 1944, he came to Lakeland from there in 1948. He was a sheet metal mechanic, and a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Local #15. Martin was a member of First Baptist Church at the Mall.
He was preceded in death by his parents Carl and Johnnie Samson; wife Nica J. Samson; brother Philip E. Samson; sister Sharon Ann Samson; daughter Deborah Tigner. He is survived by his son Anthony S. Samson, Lakeland; daughter Joline Murphy, Lakeland; 13 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, 5/24, at Lanier Funeral Home Chapel. Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday,5/25, at Lanier Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Lakeland Memorial Gardens.