Stephen Lee Samples passed away on November 24, 2018 after a battle with lung cancer.
Stephen was born to Lemon O. Samples and Agnes R. Samples on September 21, 1946 in Charleston, WV. He was born the middle child with an older brother, Larry, and younger sister, Shari.
Also known as “Sam”, he joined the US Navy in June 1964 as a signalman and married Thelma Jean “Jeanne” Hatcher, also of Charleston.
Sam was a gypsy at heart; a talented amateur artist and he had a gift for telling the best stories one ever heard. His passion was the ocean and the treasures it held. He is terribly missed and the world is a little less unique and a lot less fun without him in it.
Sam is survived by his daughter Kemberly Rosario and her husband Romeo; his daughter Lori Speakman and her husband Danny; six grandchildren: Joshua, Daniel, Robert, and Cora Speakman and Castor and Sydney Rosario, and three great grandchildren, Addison, McKinley and Maddox Speakman.
Twiford Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Samples family. You may express condolences to the family by visiting www.TwifordFH.com.
Twiford Funeral Home (Elizabeth City)
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