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Charles "Junior" Thomas Sample, Jr.

November 2, 1968 ~ June 24, 2018 (age 49)

Charles “Junior” Thomas Sample, Jr., was born on November 2, 1968, in Lewis, DE to the late Charles Thomas Sample, Sr. and Frances Purnell Sample who survives him.

Junior was unexpectantly called to rest on June 24, 2018, while at home in Selbyville, DE, at the age of 49.

Junior was employed by Sussex County where he worked as an Inspector for 15 years. He was a graduate of the Indian River High School Class of 1986 and attended the Dagsboro Church of God.

Junior was a loving and devoted father to his daughter, Jakayla, #21 and his son, Jaryn, #12, who were both involved in baseball. Junior was an avid baseball coach both on and off the field. He coached both of his children’s teams and He was the visionary and founder of Every Swing Counts “ESC” Effort, Service, Character Baseball Academy.

Junior had a passion for cars, motorcycles, dirt bikes and speed.  Many of his weekends were spent at the track, where he enjoyed watching the car races. He was the President and Founder of I Am My Brother’s Keeper Highway (motorcycle) Ministry.

Junior’s smile and fun-loving personality was infectious and lit up the atmosphere everywhere he went.  He was a humble and dear friend to many, always offering up a prayer and words of encouragement to others.

Junior is survived by his mother, Frances Sample of Selbyville, DE; his two children, Jakayla Sample and Jaryn Sample of Delmar, DE; three siblings, Linda Collins of Millsboro, DE; James Purnell (George Anna) of Frankford, DE; and Margot Tingle, of Newark, DE; his love, Jennifer Tripp and her 3 children of Bridgeville, DE; one surviving uncle, Bobby Purnell (Phyllis); two surviving aunts, Kathleen Purnell of Millsboro, DE and Naomi Westcott of Frankford, DE; one godson, Teron Tyre of Showell, MD and a host of other family and friends.


A  Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at the Dagsboro Church of God, 32224 DuPont Blvd, Dagsboro, DE  19939, where friends may call from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM for viewing and visitation.  Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park.


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