Obituary: Lawrence ‘Ross’ Sampson, Jr.

Lawrence “Ross” Sampson, Jr., 91, retired master plumber, passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2018.

He was born Jan. 30, 1927, to Bess and Lawrence Sampson, Sr., in Wichita. Ross and Alberta Riggs married in December 1949, and together they had three children: Larry, Chris and Sarah.

As a younger man, Ross was involved with the Cub Scouts, and was very active in the Haysville Junior Baseball League. He was involved with Kiwanis in both Haysville and Wichita.

Ross enjoyed hunting, traveling and in his later years loved working in his flower bed. Ross was a member of the West Side Christian Church in Wichita and later became a member of Central Christian Church in Wichita. During his more than 40 years in the plumbing industry, Ross served as a board member, and as a past president of the Wichita Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors Association.

He is preceded in death by his parents. Lawrence Ross Sampson, Sr., and Bess (Carley) Sampson; and siblings, Lilly Gay Webb and Raymond Sampson. Ross is survived by his wife, Alberta Sampson; son, Larry Sampson (Kelly); daughters, Chris Krise (Jim), and Sarah Sampson; grandkids, Katie Johnson (Heath), Lindsay Buckert (Aaron), Jennifer Ruppert (Paul), and Joshua Sampson (Susan); great-grandkids, Ashleigh, Emma, Ty, Morgan, Cam, Jed, Conner, Caden, Meghan and Paige; and sister, Edyth Scott.

Visitation was 9-10 a.m. on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at Haysville First Baptist Church. Funeral service was at 10 a.m. Friday, July 27, at Haysville First Baptist Church, 125 S. Delos, Haysville.

Memorials may be made to Haysville Community Library or Kansas Honor Flight.

Smith Family Mortuaries was in charge of arrangements.