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Cornelius F. "Bud" Sampson

February 24, 1934 ~ July 31, 2022 (age 88)

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Cornelius F. "Bud" Sampson age 88, of Sanford, Florida, passed away July 31, 2022. He was born February 24, 1934 in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of the late John J. and Margaret (Smith) Sampson. Bud served his country proudly with the United States Navy, retiring after 20 years of service. Following his military service he was employed with Duke Energy of Florida for 25 years. He was an active member with the DAV, American Legion, Submarine Vets, V.F.W., Fleet Reserve, Associate Member Paralyzed Veterans, and the Casselberry Vets. He loved boating and being on the water. Bud also loved to dress up as Elvis and Santa Claus, he also enjoyed karaoke and dancing. Along with his parents he was predeceased by his wife Shirley Sampson in 2009, daughter Diane Eloise Sampson in 1964, and step son Randy Rohrbaugh in 2018. Mr. Sampson is survived by his fiance Jane Parks, children Larry (Ann) Sampson, Marlene (Bob) Fagan, and Belinda (Steve) Sanborn; step children Bruce Rohrbaugh, Sherre (Ken) Damon, and Cathy (Larry) Moffo. He is also survived by two brothers Frank Sampson, Jack Sampson, one sister Theresa Hartley, and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins. The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 4, 2022 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Collison-Gramkow Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, August 5, 2022 at 10:00 AM in the chapel of the funeral home. Interment with military honors will be held at 1:30 pm at Florida National Cemetery, 6502 SW 102 nd Ave. Bushnell, Florida 33513. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations in his name to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital by phone at 1-800-608-3023, by mail to 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, Tennessee 38105, or online at https://www.stjude.org/donate Arrangements entrusted to Collison-Gramkow Funeral Home & Crematory 500 E. Airport Blvd. Sanford, Florida 32773 Phone (407) 322-3213

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August 4, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Collison-Gramkow Funeral Home & Crematory
500 East Airport Blvd.
Sanford, FL 32773

Funeral Service
August 5, 2022

10:00 AM
Collison-Gramkow Funeral Home & Crematory
500 East Airport Blvd.
Sanford, FL 32773

August 5, 2022

1:30 PM
Florida National Cemetery
6502 SW 102nd Ave.
Bushnell, FL 33513

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