Lawrence W. Sampson, 81, of Lincoln, passed away Saturday (March 2, 2019) at his home.


Cremation rites have been accorded by Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home, Lincoln. There will be no services at this time.


Lawrence was born Jan. 12, 1938, in Lincoln, the son of Jess and Nona Shelton Sampson. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. He married Mary Wiggers on July 28, 1961. She preceded him in death on July 7, 2013.


He retired from the Box Factory after 46 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion Post 263, VFW Post 1756 and Eagles Lodge 2708. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, loved his beagles, and was a steel guitar musician for most of his life.


Surviving are his children, Valerie Sanborn, Carol McEvoy and Robin Sampson; brother, Jack Sampson; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brother, Richard "Dick" Sampson; and sister, Marian Daniels.


Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.

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