Robert Sample was born on November 11, 1946 in Bennington, Oklahoma to Oscar and Christine (Williams) Sample. Robert passed peacefully on Monday, February 20, 2023 at the age of 76.
Robert honorably served his country in the U.S. Army. He was the owner and operator of Sample Trucking Inc in Grand Prairie, Texas. He loved his horses and was a bare back bronc rider. He enjoyed the outdoors hunting and fishing. Robert was known to enjoy going to the casino. He also greatly loved spending time with his grandbabies.
Those left to cherish his memory are his daughters Jennifer Murillo and husband Rick of Fort Worth, Texas and Jessica Porter and husband Jason of Grand Prairie, Texas, brother Donald Sample and wife Evelyn of Irving, Texas, sister Patsy Peavler and husband Pete of Irving, Texas, niece Tiffany Tarr and husband Brent of Irving, Texas. His legacy lives on with his grandchildren Anthony Porter and wife Liv of Dallas, Texas, Gabe Murillo and Liz of Crowley, Texas, Isabella Porter of Grand Prairie, Texas, Alex Murillo of Fort Worth, Texas, Sam Murillo of Fort Worth, Texas, Jenna Murillo of Fort Worth, Texas, and Lance Porter of Grand Prairie, Texas, and great-grandchildren Noah Alanis and Lalo Murillo. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Preceding Robert in death are his parents Oscar and Christine Sample, sisters Dahlila Houston and Mary Ellen Wall, and brothers Harmon Sample and Johnny Mack Sample.
Family Hour is scheduled from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, February 24, 2023 at Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 25, 2023 at Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home Chapel with Roger Speers officiating. Robert will be laid to rest at Jackson Cemetery in Bennington, Oklahoma following the funeral service.
Those serving as pallbearers are Gabe Murillo, Sam Murillo, Alex Murillo, Lance Porter, Brent Tarr, and Randy Sample. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Heflin, Gary Combs, Bill Bradshaw, and John Tonubbee.
Services are under the direction of Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home, 121 North 5th Street, Durant, Oklahoma 74701. www.holmescoffeymurray.com
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