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Billy Gerald Sampley Sr.

Billy Gerald Sampley Sr., 77, of Maricopa, Ca., passed away at San Joaquin Community Hospital in Bakersfield, Ca., on Monday, Feb. 6, 2012.

Graveside services conducted by Rev. Tom White, pastor of Cuyuma Assembly of God, were held Friday, Feb. 10, 2012 in Westside District Cemetery at 3:00 p.m. in Taft, Ca.

Billy was born Nov. 3, 1934 at Grayback, Tx. to Edgar Monroe and Jettie Stelle Lindsey Samply. He was raised in the Kadane Corner, Tx., area.

He worked in the oilfield until 1968 and moved to California and worked for General Production Oilfield until he retired. He was married to Flarris LaWayne Camp for 58 years. He loved traveling to Laughlin, NV., Pismo Beach, Ca. He really looked forward to his trip back home to Texas every year.

He loved to be with his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Billy is preceded in death by his parents; infant brother, Wayne; brothers Dale Sampley of Iowa Park, Charles Ray Sampley of Royce City, TX, Lehman Sampley of Taft, Ca., Jack of Oregon; sisters Charlene Capehart of Taft, Ca. and Mary Clark of Wichita Falls, Tx.; granddaughter, Kayran Jones of Maricopa, Ca.; and his mother-in-law, Virginia Camp of Iowa Park, Tx.

Billy is survived by his wife of 58 years, Flarris Sampley, his daughter and son-in-law, Vivian and Larry Beatrez; his son, Billy Sampley Jr. of Maricopa, Ca.; his brother and sister-in-law, Glen and Rita Sampley of Iowa Park; his grandchildren, Nicole Pierce and husband, Bobby, of Brentwood, CA., April Patton and husband, Jake of Bakersfield, Matthew Sampley of Maricopa; his great-grandchildren, Cierra Pierce, Ryan Pierce and Payton Pierce, both of Brentwood, and Calyssa Sproul and Jackson Patton of Bakersfield; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ruth Sampley of Iowa Park, Tx, and Margie Sampley of Royce City, Tx., Billy and Gay Rodgers of Gordonville, Tx., Bo and Lupe Camp of Groveton, Tx., and Malcolm Camp of Idaho; and many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

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You can take the old boy out of Texas but you couldn’t take the Texas out of Billy.
We are going to miss you. Love, your family.

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