Glen Richard Samples Sr., 86, of Malvern passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. He was born March 4, 1927 in Benton.
Glen was a veteran of World War II and the Vietnam War and a member of First United Methodist Church in Benton, where he was part of the Men’s Bible Class.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles G. Sample Sr. and Jessie Bird Sample; his wife, Ruth Samples; his brothers, John Sample, Harvey Sample and Charles Sample Jr.; and his sisters, Edith Robinson and Frances Rankin.
He is survived by a son, G.R. "Buzz" Samples Jr. of Benton; a brother, Sam Sample of Benton; his grandchildren, Shannon Newton, Lindsey Daigle and Austin Samples; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Ashby Funeral Home with the Rev. David Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Cemetery.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m.Friday, Nov. 8 at Ashbys.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 200 N. Market St., Benton AR 72015.
Online guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com .