Ferrell Ephriam Sampson

Born: Tue., Dec. 18, 1923
Died: Fri., Apr. 26, 2013


1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Tue., Apr. 30, 2013
Location: Burns Mortuary

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Wed., May 01, 2013
Location: Burns Mortuary

Interment following funeral service

Location: Olney Cemetery

Gathering of Family and Friends

11:30 AM Wed., May 01, 2013
Location: Pendleton Eagles Lodge #28

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Ferrell Ephriam Sampson

Dec. 18, 1923 – April 26, 2013


Ferrell Ephriam Sampson – a longtime Pendleton resident passed away Friday morning, April 26th, 2013, at a Pendleton care facility.  He was 89 years old.

Viewing will be held from 1:00 to 5:00 PM Tuesday, April 30th, 2013, at Burns Mortuary in Pendleton.  Funeral Services will be held 10:00 AM Wednesday, May 1st, 2013, at Burns Mortuary of Pendleton Chapel, with interment to follow at Olney Cemetery in Pendleton.  Following the interment, a luncheon will be held at the Pendleton Eagles Lodge #28, 435 SE 1st Street, Pendleton, OR 97801.  Contributions in memory of Ferrell Sampson may be made payable to Burns Mortuary of Pendleton to help with final expenses, and may be sent to Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, PO Box 489, Pendleton, OR 97801.  Sign the online condolence book at www.burnsmortuary.com  Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. 

Ferrell Ephriam Sampson was born December 18, 1923, to Norman P. and Lizzi Bell (Wolfer) Sampson  in Joseph, Oregon.  He attended grade school through high school in Joseph then moved with his family to McKay Creek where he was raised.  As an adult Ferrell moved to Pendleton, Oregon.   On August 26, 1947, he married Gladys Sloan in Pendleton.  That marriage ended amicably on August 26, 1972.  On April 13, 1974 he married Lynn Carnes in Pendleton, Oregon.   They made their home in Pendleton where they raised their children.  The couple later divorced in 1999, and remained best friends.  Ferrell owned and operated Sampson Excavating Service for 60 years.  In his younger years Ferrell loved to rodeo.  He traveled the Pacific Northwest to different rodeos to compete as a bull rider.  Ferrell was a talented musician.  He could play the guitar, the fiddle and harmonica and had enjoyed playing with the Blue Mountain Fiddlers for many years.  He was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #28 in Pendleton. 

Ferrell is survived by his ex-wife and best friend Lynn Sampson of John Day, OR, sons Jesse James Sampson of Pendleton, OR, and Keith Paul Quaempts of Gilbert, AZ, daughters: Ginger Sampson-Whitsett of Kennewick, WA, Debra Carnes of Pendleton, OR, Cynthia Sampson-Cecil of Pilot Rock, OR, and Annie Q. Flores of Dana Point, CA, as well as twelve grandchildren, four great grandchildren and many friends.

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Debra Carnes
   Posted Sun April 28, 2013
My Dad! You are greatly missed and loved! You will always be a huge source of strength for me, just as you always have been. You are one of a kind and a true American cowboy! Thank you for everything! Rest in peace!

J Nunnally-Boyd
   Posted Sun April 28, 2013
I am sorry to learn there was a death in your family. The loss of a loved one is very painful. I'd like to share scripture that may bring comfort and hope to your family. Mark 5:35-43 reads in part...While Jesus was speaking, he overheard men telling an officer of the synagogue that his daughter had died. Upon hearing this, Jesus, Peter, James and John, the brother of James, went alone to the officer's home. When they arrived, Jesus went to the deceased child and told her to get up. Immediately, she got up. You see, Jehovah promises a resurrection of our loved ones. (Acts 24:15) We must have faith in this His promise. To strengthen our faith in this promise, please also read Isaiah 55:11 and Isaiah 25:8.

Dan Wolf
   Posted Sun April 28, 2013
I am so sorry to hear that Ferrel has passed away. He was a good friend
and over the years we enjoyed a lot of humor. Best regards to the family,
and I am sorry for your loss.
Dan Wolf

Ron and Glenda "Dyce" Sims
   Posted Mon April 29, 2013
We were very sad to hear about Ferrall's passing. May all the fond memories the family shared with Ferrell help fill the emptiness in your hearts. Ferrell will be missed by all of us who knew him. He never forgot a friend and would always speak to you no matter where he saw you. Ferrall will be a cowboy in the sky now. With our deepest sympathy. Ron and Dyce

Shawna Weiss
   Posted Mon April 29, 2013
Dear Sampson Family;
I am very sorry to hear of Ferrell's passing. He was granted a very long life and for that there was purpose. While I know that eternal life is what he stepped into I just want to convey that he lived his life the way he wanted to and I hope that eternal joy followed him from his last breath here to first breath with the Lord Jesus Christ. Ferrell was a friend to my mother Annie Vincent Goebel (deceased) and Uncle, Justin Vincent, Salem, OR. My father Gerald Murr (deceased) worked for him on several jobs as a welder. I pray peace and comfort for you all. Remember that Jesus Christ is the way, the truth and the life and receiving Him as Savior is assurance of eternal life with Jesus and that never ends. God bless. ~Shawna

Sandra & Gary Lytton
   Posted Tue April 30, 2013
So sorry to hear of Ferrell's passing. He was the first perso I met when I came to Pendleton. He was a very good friend of mine-I will miss him!!

Fallon Gonzalez
   Posted Wed May 01, 2013
So sorry for your loss. I luckily got to meet Ferrell thru Annie and he was such a nice man. My thoughts are with all of you today. Love to all of you!

Fallon Gonzalez

Jori Peek
   Posted Wed May 01, 2013
Hello Aunt Ginger, I am sorry for the loss of your father, I have too lost dad and it is a feeling of loss. I wish you and your family all of the best. My email is here if you need to email me. I hope that you are doing ok. If you need to talk just get a hold of me. Dad always talked about your dad.
Love and miss you,

Kathee Stelk) Moffett
   Posted Tue May 07, 2013
I have great memories of Ferrell. He love coming to Sampson's Tavern every week just to visit. I remember one December, when Santa was on the annex side Ferrell had to sit on Sants' lap. Fairly Honest Ferrell has made a great many people happy and he did so many things for families that were down and out, and never said a work. You could always count on Ferrell, if he said he was going to do something he did. You will be miss!!!!!!! Kathee

Trudy Draper-Jessen
   Posted Tue May 07, 2013
Dear Samspon family,

Well another great one has been called home. Ferrel was a tough man,,,always had a twinkle in his eye, and a smile close behind. Many prayers and condolences to his family and loved ones.

Eleventh Hour Warriors
   Posted Thu May 16, 2013
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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