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Laurence "Larry" Samples

November 29, 1957 — November 4, 2020

Laurence "Larry" Samples

In loving memory of Larry Samples
Larry was born 11/29/1957 in Porterville, California. He was the first child of Joe and Pauline Samples. Larry married Debby Gavegan on 10/6/1979. They had one daughter Jeniffer and one son Scott. Larry worked for Holt Lumber, Tum A Lum, and Spaeth Lumber throughout his career.
Larry loved Skippy, Max, and Charlotte, fishing and barbecuing and spending time with family.
Larry leaves behind a wife of 41 years, a daughter Jeniffer and husband Brent Gilder and his favorite son Scott Samples. He has two granddaughters Cora Gilder and Lola Gilder that brought such happiness to his life. He also leaves behind his mother Pauline Stephens, sister Kristen Henson, brother Paul Stephens, and sister Karen (husband Tom Powers) and his sister in law Judith Shelton whom he loved to give a bad time. He has many nieces and nephews who he loved dearly.

Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through & shines down upon us to let us know that they are happy. -inuit proverb.

We will miss you Lar, so lets all raise our glasses and toast to a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend
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