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Roy Sample

February 12, 1946 — February 15, 2016

Roy J. Sample, 70, of Chillicothe passed away Monday, February 15, 2016 at his home.

Roy was born February 12, 1946, the son of Eldon L. Sample and Grace Coulson. He later married Judith A. Bradley on July 4th, 1984 in Chillicothe. She preceded him in death in 2003.

Surviving are: three daughters, Charmagne (Thomas) Berchtold and Helen (JR) Parshall both of Chillicothe, as well as Sabrina (Joshua) Higdon of Lacon; one son, Robert Sample of Chillicothe; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Pattie (Doug) Reed of Chillicothe, and Nancy (Phil) Pamson of Washington.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, one sister, and one brother.

Roy worked for 25 years as a truck driver and was a member of the Teamsters Union.

He was a veteran of the Army and Navy.

Roy was known for being a St. Louis Cardinal fan who loved to fish and ride his golf cart.

A funeral will be held for Roy at 11:00am on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe. Friends and relatives are invited to a visitation with the family on Friday, February 19, 2016 from 5:00-7:00pm at the funeral home. Burial will be at Blue Ridge Cemetery. Pastor Ed Dutton will officiate. Memorials in Roy's honor may be made to the family.

Roy's online memorial may be viewed at


FEB 19. 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CST)

Weber-Hurd Funeral Home
PO Box 294
Chillicothe, IL 61523

Funeral Ceremony

FEB 20. 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)

Weber-Hurd Funeral Home
PO Box 294
Chillicothe, IL 61523

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