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Richard Rick A. Sampson

April 7, 1953 - August 13, 2010

SPRINGFIELD- Richard Rick A. Sampson, 57, of Springfield, died at 11:32 p.m. on Friday, August 13, 2010. He was born April 7, 1953 in Seneca, IL to Kenneth and Helen Sampson. His father preceded him in death. He married Estella M. King in August of 1996.

Rick is survived by his wife, one daughter, Brandi (Shane) Baker of Quincy, one son, Richard (Amanda) Sampson, Jr. of Springfield, one granddaughter, Jaidyn, his mother, one sister, Linda Wright of AZ, two brothers, Tom Sampson of IL and Jeff Sampson of IA and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was an outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, especially Bass, Bluegill and Crappie. He was also an excellent cook and was well known in his family for Fried Chicken. He served in the US Army from 1970-1973

Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Thursday, August 19, 2010 at Staab Funeral Home with a funeral service at 11 a.m. Bob Green will officiate. Burial will be held at Camp Butler National Cemetery where Military Honors will be conducted by the Sangamon County Interveterans Burial Detail.

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