Jonathan Sampson

Obituary of Jonathan Jim Sampson

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Jonathan Jim Sampson, a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and Believer, passed on to his Heavenly Home on August 22, 2023, at age 59. Johnny transitioned peacefully at his Ardmore residence while surrounded by laughter and loved ones. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM, Friday, August 25, 2023, in The Chapel at Griffin~Hilcrest, followed by graveside service and burial at Nelda Cemetery, both to be officiated by Pastor Stanley Shomo. Johnny was born on August 15, 1964 to Irene (Mose) and Edward Sampson. After graduating from Sequoyah High School in 1984, he married the love of his life Katherine Joyce Sampson on May 16, 1987. They built their life around their five children, Christopher, Jared, Chellsee, Candace, and Kara. He went on to work at Ardmore Construction Supply, MMI, and Hu-don Manufacturing. Following retirement, he continued to utilize his hands-on skills and worked diligently to help support his community, family, friends, and church. He enjoyed fellowship with his brothers and sisters in Christ throughout his life. Johnny was a Assistant song leader and Childrens Sunday School teacher at Southside Baptist Church. He continued his walk at Durwood Missionary Baptist Church, where he was the Sunday School Director, trustee, and active congregation member until his passing. Along with fellowship, Johnny enjoyed cooking, fishing, and storytelling (“It’s up to you whether or not you believe them”--Joyce). Johnny and his memories are survived by his loving wife Joyce, two sons, Jared Ross Sampson and wife Hattie Louise Sampson and Christopher Jim Sampson, two daughters, Candace Michelle Sampson, and Chellsee Ann Sampson. Johnny adored his six grandchildren: Tayenn Ka’Ron Sampson, Teyah Eelece Sampson, Tranaya Kenley Sampson, Kendrin Anthony Sampson, Everly Rose Sampson, and Emma Louise Sampson. He is also survived by one brother, Steven Mose and one sister, Barbara Shoemaker. Among his loving aunts and uncles, Bobby Thomas and wife Luella Thomas survive, as well as Eliza Thomas. He is survived by many nieces and nephews that he cherished. His love, support, jokes, nicknames, and so much more touched countless lives as he welcomed everyone to be part of his family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his youngest daughter Kara Renee Sampson, three brothers Eddie, Dennis, and Dale Sampson, and sister Queena Hayes. Wake services will be held on Thursday, August 24, 2023, from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm, at Giffin~Hillcrest in Ardmore, Oklahoma officiated by Paster Steven Wall. Pallbearers include Jared Sampson, Jessie Sampson, Tyler Sampson, Chad Henry, Jon Taylor, and Kyle Hallmark. Honorary Pallbearers include men of Durwood Missionary Baptist Church, Bucks Softball team members, and numerous friends and family.
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Wake Services

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, August 24, 2023
1610 C St. SE
Ardmore, Oklahoma, United States

Funeral Services

10:30 am
Friday, August 25, 2023
The Chapel at Griffin~Hillcrest
1610 C St. SE
Ardmore, Oklahoma, United States


Nelda Cemetery
92 Durwood Rd.
Ardmore, Oklahoma, United States
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