Steve Samples

Sep 29th, 1952 - Mar 4th, 2018

Visitation:

Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Thu, Mar. 8th, 2018 11am

Service:

Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Thu, Mar. 8th, 2018 1pm

Steve Samples

Marion-Thomas “Steve” Samples, 65, passed away on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at his home.

Steve was born on September 29, 1952 to Sam and Norma (Howell) Samples. He married Janine Benton on July 3, 1992 in Marion.

Steve worked at Maytag for over 20 years. He was a mechanic and enjoyed working on cars and taking care of his yard. Steve was a Nascar enthusiast and loved Dale Earnhardt.  He was a wonderful husband and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Survivors include:

Wife-Janine Samples

Children:

Gene Samples

Rachel Groves

Chasity Hastings

Stephanie Samples

Paul Jerry Samples

Several grandchildren and great grandchildren

Brothers-Michael Johnson and Shawn Samples

Sisters-Maxine Owens and Nadine Rodgers

Several cousins

He was preceded in death by his parents

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 1pm at Blue Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery.  Visitation will be on Thursday from 11am until the time of service at the funeral home.

21 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Stephany samples

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: March 5, 2018

    I love u daddy

  • Guest: Alice Moore

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: March 5, 2018

    We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family

  • Guest: Beth

    From: Pittsburg , Illinois

    Date: March 5, 2018

    So sorry for u all’s loss he will b greatly missed

  • Guest: Jessica

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: March 5, 2018

    Prayer for you and your family ..

  • Guest: Nellie Greer

    From: Albany, Louisiana

    Date: March 5, 2018

    So sorry for your loss! Thoughts and prayers for his family.

  • Guest: Steve and Carol Craig

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: March 6, 2018

    Stevie sure will be missed by friends that lived to go visit in the garage for lots of laughing and joking when all the old men got together! Lots of love and prayers going up for Janine and family! We are so very sorry for your great loss!

  • Guest: Barb and Gary Segretario

    From: Oviedo, Florida

    Date: March 6, 2018

    You will be very much missed Steve, and my heart is breaking for Janine, she loves you so. Goodbye is the hardest thing to say, so we will say, so long, until we all meet again. Fly now on eagles wings.

  • Guest: Becky Bourland/Ted Clendenin

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: March 6, 2018

    Sorry for your loss! Prayers for you and your family.

  • Guest: BelindaSmith

    From: Stonefort, Illinois

    Date: March 6, 2018

    This broke my heart! We all had some good times together! Forever in my heart “3”! Love you and Janine!

  • Guest: Billie & Terry Stewart

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: March 6, 2018

    We don’t know how to wrap our heads around this,, he will be sorely missed !! Janine we are sadden,, all our prayers are with you and we loved Steve very much,, you both are family. May God be with you and your family .

  • Guest: DON DURHAM

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: March 6, 2018

    R.I.P. OLD FRIEND

  • Guest: Becky Grimes

    From: Marion , Illinois

    Date: March 6, 2018

    Janine , my heart goes out to you. Hugs and prayers

  • Guest: Mike Johnson

    From: Carbondale, Illinois

    Date: March 6, 2018

    I can’t belive it. All of the family will miss him. He will always in my heart. Janine you got family that will be there anytime

  • Guest: Meryl

    From: Durham, North Carolina

    Date: March 6, 2018

    I am very sorry to read of the loss of, Mr. Samples. With his accomplishments and dedications both, in his professional life and personal one, he was an amazing man! I won’t pretend to know what you’re going through, but what has helped me deal with the loss of those I love, is turning to the Scriptures, something that has been a real source of comfort. One Scripture that gives me hope is John 5:28, 29 which says, ” Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out .” I hope that this verse will also comfort you and, I hope you and your family can get through this difficult time. Please accept my condolences for the loss of your beloved husband, father, grandpa and friend. Sincerely, Meryl, jw.org – healingwordsforu@gmail.com

  • Guest: Rachel Groves

    From: Pittsburg, Illinois

    Date: March 7, 2018

    I love you Dad and I’m gonna you so much I already do. Fly high Daddy

  • Guest: Dennis and Mary Sloan

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: March 7, 2018

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We love you and will Miss steve very much. He was a great friend.

  • Guest: David and Janet Steckenrider

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: March 7, 2018

    Janine, we are so sorry for your loss. We are praying Happy Memories and we know there are so many, will help you through this tragedy!! We love you and Steve!! How beautiful Heaven must be, since Jesus took Steve home ! God Bless You!!

  • Guest: Stan and Maria Cantrell

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: March 7, 2018

    Steve was a good friend he will be missed.

  • Guest: Barbara Madigan

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: March 7, 2018

    So sorry for your loss. May God be with you in your time of sorrow.

  • Guest: jim lingas

    From: benton, Illinois

    Date: March 8, 2018

    janine, i would like give my condolences to the loss of steve. i know its been a long time since maytag,but i want to wish you and your family the best.

  • Guest: George Law

    From: Herrin , Illinois

    Date: March 8, 2018

    Janine so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Steve was a great guy.