Robert E. “Bob” Samples of Covington, passed away December 12, 2016, at 84-years of age. Mr. Samples served three years in the U.S. Navy as a Corpsman at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Charleston, SC, during the Korean War. He was a graduate of Georgia State University as well as attending banking school as LSU. Samples retired from Rockbridge Memorial Branch of Sun Trust Bank after 38 years of service. A member of First Baptist Church in Covington since 1973, he enjoyed golfing with the Georgia Seniors Golfing Association and was an avid deer hunter for more than 30 years. Samples especially enjoyed traveling and camping with his late wife, Barbara. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 54 years, Barbara Miller Samples; parents, Ernest Willie and Annie Laurie (Gumm) Samples.
Survivors include his daughter, Brenda Gail Jones of Covington; son and daughter-in-law, Stan Howard and Karen Dianne Samples of Suwanee; grandchildren, Robert Coleman Jones, Melissa Jones Brewer (Ryan Julian), Trevor Colin Samples, Chloe Brittain Samples; brother and sisters-in-law, Frank Samples of Fayetteville, Betty Davis, Lee Miller, both of Braselton, Runnell Lykins of East Peoria, Illinois; as well as several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life for Samples will be held Friday, December 16, 2016, 3 p.m., at the Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, Covington, with Rev. J.J. Wilson and Rev. Len Strozier officiating. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home following the Memorial Service, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Flowers are accepted or contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 1139 Usher Street, NE, Covington, GA 30014.
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