Joyce Dean Sample

September 3, 1931 ~ April 21, 2022 (age 90)


   Joyce Sample passed from this life on Thursday, April 21, 2022, in Denison, Texas, at the age of 90. She was born on September 3, 1931, in Battiest, Oklahoma. She married the love of her life, Verline David Sample on December 21, 1946, in Sherman, Texas. They were married for 67 years before his passing in 2014.

   Joyce was a homemaker and was a member of the Baptist faith. In her spare time, she enjoyed bowling and going to Choctaw casino. Getting to spend time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren brought her the most joy. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

   Left behind to cherish Joyce’s memory are her two children, son David Sample of Elgin, Oklahoma and her daughter Kay Fuhrman of Plano, Texas. Her siblings are sister Sue Hampton of Durant, Oklahoma, sister JoElla Van Sickle of Boswell, Oklahoma, brother Bill Hampton of Antlers, Oklahoma, brother Ronnie Hampton of Boswell, Oklahoma and her daughter in law Mary Sample of Midland, Texas. Also surviving Joyce are her grandchildren Kimberley Sample of Durant, Oklahoma, Kristie Sample of Elgin, Oklahoma, Aimee Reyes of San Antonio, Texas, Josh Sample and wife Allison of Wylie, Texas, Tony Gozberk of Plano, Texas, Cindi Gozberk of NYC, New York, and Krystin Chevers of Sherman, Texas. Her great-grandchildren include Tanner Hearon and wife Grace of Mead, Oklahoma, Chelsea Dean and husband Aaron of Durant, Oklahoma, Julia Sample of Wylie, Texas, Jaxon Ellis of Plano, Texas, Zae Mason of Dallas, Texas, Malik Davis of Sherman, Texas, Marshall Dean, Delilah Dean of Durant, Oklahoma, and Madilyn Reyes of San Antonio, Texas.

   Preceding her in death are her mother Grace Hampton, her husband Verline Sample, her son Richard Sample, her daughter Melissa Cross, grandson, Patrick Sample.

   Family hour will be held on Sunday, April 24, 2022, from 3-4:00pm at the Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home in Durant, Oklahoma. Funeral service will be held on Monday, April 25, 2022, at 11:00am at the Chapel on the Hill in
Cedarlawn Cemetery in Sherman, Texas. Interment will immediately follow.
   Services are under the direction of Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home in Durant, Oklahoma.

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April 24, 2022

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home
121 North 5th Street
Durant, OK

April 25, 2022

11:00 AM
Chapel on the Hill/Cedarlawn Cemetery
Cedarlawn Cemetery
Sherman, TX

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