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Francis J. Sampson Jr.

january 21, 1934 – july 6, 2024

Francis J. Sampson Jr.

Francis J. Sampson Jr. was a man full of life and laughter, whose adventurous spirit and love for family, extended family and friends left a lasting impact on all who knew him. Born in Cincinnati, OH, on January 21, 1934, passed away on July 6, 2024. He served his country in the US Air Force and later was employed as an Administrator Supervisor at General Motors for 30 years.

He was known for his sense of humor and quick wit. Frank loved to travel out west and loved the cities of Cincinnati and Memphis. His love for music entailed opera, classical and country with his favorite artist, Andrea Bocelli. He had an appreciation for noisy clocks, especially cuckoo clocks, and indulged in delicious treats like moon pies, ice cream and donuts. Frank loved Christmas, and it was important to him that everyone had a present to open, making it magical for him.

Frank leaves a legacy of love and laughter for his daughters, Gina (Steve) Salling, Toni (Gary) Walters, Sandra Hafner, Cynthia (Rick) Scott, step-daughter, Peggy Roode, his life partner, Mary Lou Abner, her children, Tim (Connie) Abner and Rene’ (Dan) Klein, his sister, Donna Schwartz, along with 14 grandchildren, many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Hattie Sampson (nee Hymer), and his siblings.

In celebration of Frank J. Sampson Jr.’s life, a Visitation will be held at Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 2155 Compton Road, 45231 (follow the blue line upon entering memorial park) on Monday, July 15, 2024, at 4:00 pm, followed by a Service at 6:00 pm. The Graveside Service is scheduled for Tuesday, July 16, 2024, at 11:30 am at Arlington Memorial Gardens, in the Garden of Sermon on The Mount.

Let us gather to honor and remember Frank J. Sampson Jr., a man who brought light and laughter to all those around him. His spirit will forever live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved him.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Frank’s life to Alzheimer’s Association https://www.alz.org/cincinnati



Monday, July 15, 2024 at 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

The Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home


Monday, July 15, 2024 at 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

The Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home


Tuesday, July 16, 2024 at 11:30 AM

The Arlington Memorial Gardens

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“Frank was such a fantastic Uncle! He was the closest thing to Santa Claus for me as a child. With the wit of a comedian. God bless him and my condolences to his family.”

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“We will miss his beautiful big smile that greeted us every time we were in his company. He always had a joke or something humorous to say to make people have a laugh. Frank was always the gentleman of his generation. I will cherish all the memories he has given us. Blessing to all his daughters & other family members. May he rest in peace 🙏🌹”

“To my cousins Gina, Toni,Sandy, Cindy n all others I left out please know how very heart broken I am an that I love n miss each n every one of you more than you know .but uncle,bud was always the light in the party he was funny n always put his all into everything he did. I will hold him close to my heart n soul FOREVER HE WILL BE DEARLY MISSED BY MANY.MY DAD HAROLD CAUDILL SR HAS TOLD ME MANY STORIES OF HIM AN UNCLE BUD AN MANY OTHERS JIMMY,JERRY FRANCE WERE OFTEN TOGETHER AS THEY WERE BROTHERS AT HEART. BUT PLEASE MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU ALL.AN I LOVE YOU FOR ETERNITY..ADDRESS 204 W .SHAIN DR LEITCHFIELD,KY.42754. 270-300-3994 ANYTIME”

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“Such a beautiful eulogy. I am missing him deeply and always will, as he is a big part of me.”

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“So sorry for your loss. I will cherish the memories of Uncle Bud!!”

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