Allen Sample, Jr.
Mr. Allen “Al” Sample, Jr., 84, St. Joseph, Missouri, died Thursday, September 22, 2011.
Mr. Sample was born on December 31, 1926, in Butler, Missouri. He lived in Kansas City, Missouri, before moving to St. Joseph in 1960. He graduated from Northesast Kansas City High School in 1944 and Kansas City College of Commerce in 1948.
Mr. Sample worked as a Traffic Agent for the Union Pacific Railroad for twenty-five years, retiring in 1975. He then worked as a General Supply Specialist for the FAA-ARTCC in Olathe, Kansas, retiring in 1988.
He served in the United States Army during World War II.
Mr. Sample married Ella Bristow who preceded him in death in 1999.
He was a member of the Methodist Faith. He was also a fifty-seven year member of the Masonic Lodge in Northeast Kansas City; DeMolay Knights; 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason; Ararat Shrine in Kansas City; Ancient Order of Camel Herders; High-Twelve #1249; and Pony Express Post #359, American Legion.
He was also preceded in death by his parents, Allen and Mary Sample and his three brothers.
Mr. Sample is survived by his daughter Sheila Sell and son-in-law Earl Sell of Port Angeles, Washington; granddaughter Julie Sell of Sequim, Washington; granddaughter Deborah Ellis and four great-grandchildren, Charlie, Ella, Abby and Joseph Earl of Gold Bar, Washington.
Mr. Sample requested memorial gifts be made to the Shriner’s Hospital.
Services: 1:00 P.M. Friday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory where the family will receive friends 11:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. Friday. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The Family suggests memorial gifts to Shriner’s Hospital.