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Richard Dale "Richie" Sampson

November 2, 1974 ~ March 22, 2018 (age 43)
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Richard Dale “Richie” Sampson, 43 of Echols, passed away suddenly on Thursday, March 22, 2018 in Beaver Dam. He was born on November 2, 1974 in Owensboro to Mike and Sue Sampson. Richie was a member of Pond Run Baptist Church, a master electrician with IBEW Local #1701 and he worked in maintenance at Swedish Match in Owensboro. He was very much an outdoorsman; he enjoyed kayaking, hiking and hunting and spending time with his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, A.L. “Dick” and Naomi Burden Thomas and his paternal grandparents, George Rollie and Gladys Mae Brown Sampson.

Survivors include his daughter, Ally Sampson of Beaver Dam; his parents, Mike and Sue Sampson of Sturgis, Kentucky and two brothers, Todd (Tammy) Sampson of Sturgis, Kentucky and T.K. Sampson of Evansville, Indiana.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Monday, March 26, 2018 at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam with Bro. Jerry D. Moore, II officiating. Burial will follow in Echols Cemetery. Friends may visit with Mr. Sampson’s family from 4-8 P.M. on Sunday and from 9 A.M. until the time of service on Monday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donation In Memory of Richie Sampson to the IBEW Local #1701 Health and Welfare Fund, 2911 W. Parrish Ave. Owensboro, Kentucky 42301. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Online messages of condolence may be left for the family of Richie Sampson by visiting his memorial tribute at

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