A visitation will be held 6:30 - 8:00 p.m., Monday, February 4, 2013 at St. Therese Catholic Church in Platte Woods, MO. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, February 5, at the church. Interment with military honors will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, in K.C., MO. The family suggests contributions be given to: Vasculitis Foundation--P.O. Box 28660--K.C., MO 64188. http://www.vasculitisfoundation.org
Bob was born November 4, 1931 in Tulsa, OK to Carl William and Maureen (Stuckey) Sampson. He was a 1949 graduate of the East Central School system in Tulsa, and 1954 graduate of Oklahoma A & M (Oklahoma State University), with a B.S. degree in Animal Science. Bob served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He married his first wife, Marilyn Horky on August 25, 1956 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Over the years, Bob lived in Oklahoma City, Kansas City, and Platte City, where his children attended school. Bob had a distinguished 35 year career as an airline pilot, for numerous airlines, retiring in 1991 from Continental. He was a founding member of the original Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Smithville, MO; and was presently a member of St. Therese Catholic Church. Bob enjoyed raising cattle on his farm, near the KCI Airport. He also enjoyed restoring and flying World War II Fairchild PT-19 trainer aircraft, in his retirement years .
He was preceded in death by: his parents; his first wife Marilyn; and 3 brothers Carl William, Jr., James Louis, and William Sampson. Bob is survived by: his second wife Margarette Louanna (Little), of the home. 4 children Thomas R. Sampson (Kelley) of K.C., MO, Karen Higgins (John) of Platte City, Julie Coatney (Tom) of Overland Park, KS, and Tyson Sampson (Cortnie) of Schaumburg, IL; 1 brother George Sampson (Bernice) of Grove, OK; 8 grandchildren; and 1 great grandson. Arrangements By: Rollins Funeral Home--Platte City, MO--Ph. 816-858-2129. www.rollinsfuneralhome.net