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Roller-Owens

5509 JFK Blvd., North Little Rock, AR

E-mail: owens@rollerfuneralhomes.com

Phone: 501-791-7400

Jasper Lee SampsonJr.

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Published: May 16, 2018

Chief QMC (Ret.) Jasper Lee Sampson, Jr., 83, of Jacksonville, reunited with his wife in Heaven on May 13, 2018. He was born April 11, 1935 to Jasper Lee and Lizzie Mae Sampson in Pine Bluff. He is preceded in death by his father, Jasper Lee Sampson Sr.; mother, Lizzie Mae (Thompson) McGregor; wife, Bernice "East" Sampson; sister, Eunice Collins; and brother, David C. Sampson.

Jasper was in the NAVY for 22 years where he served on numerous ships and retired on the USS Harold E. Holt {DE 1074} and was awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal. He was a devoted member of Pleasant Grove C.M.E. Church.

Jasper is survived by two daughters, Barbara Sampson-Robinson, Sharon D. Tramble (Kendall) both of Jacksonville; brother, Thomas Sampson; six grandchildren: Christopher A. Austin, Tonya D. Austin-LaBron, Prentis E. Grayson, Jr., Edward H. Watson, III, Lysander O. Tramble, Javaya D. Tramble; 11 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral Service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Pleasant Grove C.M.E. Church, 9717 Frenchman Mountain Road, Sherwood, Ark. 72120 with Pastor Isaac G. Ross officiating. Wake will be Friday from 5-7 p.m. at Roller-Owens Funeral Home, 5509 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock, Ark. 72116. Inurnment at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery at a later date. Online Guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/owens.

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