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Michigan horseman Bob Sampson dies at 74

June 25, 2020

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Robert Harold Sampson, of Croswell, Mich., died Tuesday, June 23, at his home. He was 74.
He was born May 26, 1946, in Port Huron, son of the late Harold and Lela (Parkin) Sampson. He married Denise A. Johnston on Oct. 17, 1982, in Brown City.

Mr. Sampson was a trainer and driver of Standardbreds.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Croswell American Legion Post #255, the Moose Lodge in Florida, and the Michigan Harness Horsemen’s Association.

He is survived by his wife, Denise; daughter Stacie (Matt) Bales; grandchildren, Riley, Tyler, Alexis, and Khloe; brother, William (Judy); sisters, JoAnn (William) Brooks, Diane (Rick) Welch, and Karen (Dave) Cook; sister-in-law, Karen (Robert) McPhail; nieces and nephews, Amy (Scott) Spencer, Scott (Christina) Welch, Nathan (Bailey) Welch, Ryan Brooks, Jim (Dana) McPhail, Jeff (Rhonda) McPhail, Christopher, Sueann (Jeff) Sibbald, Nancy Ahlmberg, and Jim Cook.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 27 at the Pomeroy Funeral Home, Croswell. Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

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