Elbert Sampsell

Obituary of Elbert Richard Sampsell

Sampsell, Elbert Richard, 88, of Hopewell died Oct. 4, 2016, after an illness. He was predeceased by his first wife, Nora Lee Adcock Sampsell; daughter, Paula Shapiro; parents, Charles and Mary Sampsell and his siblings. He is survived by his wife, Betty; daughter, Pamela (David) Feibish of Richmond; granddaughter, Ashley (Zachary) Morris of Atlanta; grandson, Justin Shapiro of Shanghai, China and son-in-law, Andy Shapiro of Long Beach, N.Y. He is also survived by stepdaughters, Tammy Meyer, Sandy (Kevin) McCarthy; step-grandchildren, Tyler and Claire-Elizabeth Meyer and Raychel and Bryan McCarthy, and nephew/"son" Richard (Dottie) Sampsel of Knoxville, Tenn. A Navy veteran, Elbert had a long career as a maintenance supervisor at Allied Signal/Honeywell and was a longtime member, deacon and Sunday school teacher at First Baptist Church, Hopewell. He was a Mason and Knights Templar. Elbert loved his family and working with his hands. A service will be held at Memorial Funeral Home, 214 N. 6th St., Hopewell, Thursday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m., with visitation at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Merchants Hope. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer's Association.
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