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Julian Haley Sampson

Funeral services for Mr. Julian Haley Sampson will be 2:00 P.M. Sunday, January 17, 2021, at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Bro. Wayne Miller, Bro. Stan Stevenson, and Bro. Jim Byrd officiating.  Interment Wilson County Memorial Gardens.  Visitation Sunday 11:00 A.M. until service.

Mr. Sampson, age 79 of Lebanon passed away Thursday, January 14, 2021, at his home.

Born September 8, 1941, in Laguardo, he is the son of the late Albert Simms Sampson and Laura Jane Trice Sampson.  He was a 1959 graduate of Lebanon High School and received an Associate Degree in General Management from UT Nashville.  He retired as Manufacturing Manager from TRW with thirty eight years’ service.  He was a member of Adams Avenue Church of Christ where he was baptized in 1956.  He was a TSSAA football official for forty eight years.  He loved to hunt and fish, and was an avid UT fan.  He was very active in the community having served on the Equalization Board for six years, Wilson Farmers Co-Op for six years, Prospect Board for eight years, co-chair of Little League Baseball for eight years, served as president of the Wilson County Sportsman Club for two years.  He also was on the Laguardo Utility Board where he served as president, Wilson County Fair Board where he was known as “Mr. Grove”, Kiwanis Club, and was a Tennessee Jaycee Senator.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Willie Jane Jackson, and a niece Jana D. Jackson.

He is survived by his wife of sixty and a half years, Joyce Hallums Sampson; two children: Clark (Teresa) Sampson and Tammy (Terry) Pritchett; four grandchildren: Rebecca (Kenneth) Simons, Seth Pritchett, Daniel (Maggie) Sampson, and Hailee Pritchett; two great grandchildren: Rhea and Gray Simons; brother, Trice (Lounita) Sampson; and kitty cat, Willow.

Honorary pallbearers: Larry Clemons, Bob Stout, Lanny Cluck, Luke & Teresa Williams, Joe Goolsby, All Cunningham, all co-workers of TRW, Laguardo Water Plant employees, and Wilson County Sportsman Club members.

Active pallbearers:  Clayton Gray, Jerry Copeland, Jim Brown, Wynn Keith, Billy Cotten, Wayne Hall, Randy Sampson, and George Thomas.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the nurses and staff of Centennial Medical Center, Alive Hospice, and caregiver, Linda Flippen.

Due to health concerns, the family request all visitors to please wear a mask.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME of Lebanon (615) 444-2142   www.ligonbobo.com

Messages for the Family

  1. Ken & Pam Anderson says:
    Our thoughts and prayers have been are with you all!
  2. Hiwanda Gaerte says:
    I am so sorry to hear of Julian’s passing. My prayers are with and for Joyce, Tammy and Clark. He was a great friend and a wonderful boss. I know that you will miss him terribly.
    • Helen McPeak says:
      Love and hugs for the whole family. You are in our prayers. We will miss Julians humor and smiling face. Love to all
  3. Mrs. Gaye C. Baird says:
    I am so sorry to hear this news, and I will be praying for the family. God bless each of you during this difficult time!
  4. Dave and Jo Smith says:
    So sorry to hear about Julians passing
    He was a very special man and served his community so well- He will be missed so much
    Sending our love to the family
  5. Jimmy Neal says:
    You all are in my thoughts and prayers in this difficult time. Our family thought a lot of him.
  6. MY God be with the family at this sad time. Sending Love and Prayers from Vissia Hudson and Pat,Jerry and the Carr family
  7. Dagmar Kennedy Ambrose says:
    so sorry to hear this news, I pray for the family and for strength and peace for them in the days ahead. I worked at TRW when Julian was the plant Manager, he was such a kind man and a strong influence for a lot of people.May he rest in Peace.
  8. Randy and Lisa Dies says:
    We are so sorry for your loss.
  9. Natalyn Slaughter says:
    Praying for Joyce, Clark, & Tammy. Julian will be missed.
  10. Melba Jobe says:
    January 16, 2021; To the Sampson Family, God Bless All ! I didnt know this Gentleman ( our late grandfather retired from ROSS GEAR DIVISION/ TRW many years ago ), but would like to extend GOD’S unconditional love, prayers, comfort and strength to all in JESUS name, Amen !!!
  11. Darryl Marler says:
    So sorry to hear of Julian’s death, condolences to you all.
  12. Marilyn Kugel says:
    My dear Joyce, I am so very sorry to hear that Julian passed away. He was a wonderful man married to a wonderful woman. My prayers and thoughts are with you. I love you!!!! Marilyn
  13. John Cothran says:
    So sorry to hear of Julian’s death. Our prayers are with Joyce and the family during this difficult time.
  14. Bobbie Farmer says:
    Thinking of your family at this time.