William “Bill” Sampson, 86, of Shinnston, WV received his wings on August 28, 2022. He passed away at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on May 7, 1936 to the late James Andrew Sampson and Sarah Grey in Brenizer, PA.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Sherry McIntyre Sampson and daughters, Christie Richards and husband Mitch Richards and Cecile Flanigan and husband Derek Flanigan. Grandchildren: William “Chase" Sampson, Kenneth “Kip” Stutler and Requel Richards.
Bill was employed by Beckwith Machinery as an On-Road Mechanic for Caterpillar Equipment working with Engines and Generators over 25 years. He installed 7 huge CAT driven generators at the new FBI site. He had a natural charisma that helped him meet many people during his traveling. He loved talking with people and sharing stories.
After retiring from Beckwith, Bill started new endeavors, working with Repair King. After this he picked up a part time job driving deliveries for Advanced Auto Parts.
Bill was truly a great man whose impact will be felt by all the lives he has touched. His ability to sacrifice, love and provide will forever be engrained in all who knew him.
In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by two sisters: Audrey Trader and Loretta Jean Hinzman Matheny.
A special “Thank you” to WVU Medicine Hospice and Health for their special care and wonderful services.
In honoring Bill’s wishes, he will be cremated. Family and friends will be received at Reynoldsville Baptist Church on Friday, September 2, 2022 from 11:00am – 12:00pm. Funeral service will follow from 12:00pm to 1:00pm with Pastor Jon Hayes officiating. Inurnment will be at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens for family only from 2:00pm – 3:00pm.
Dorsey Funeral Home is honored to be handling the arrangements for the Sampson family.