Lloyd H. “Sonny” Sampsell, Jr.

| November 7, 2019

Sampsell Obit PicLloyd H. “Sonny” Sampsell, Jr., 84, of 310 Greshem Road, Titusville, died Tuesday evening, November 5, 2019 at Oakwood Heights in Oil City.

Born February 17, 1935, in Oil City, he was the son of the late Lloyd H. Sampsell, Sr., and Nina Mae Winger Sampsell.

He attended Oil City schools.

Sonny was employed at the Pennsylvania Railroad prior to entering the U.S. Navy, where he served from 1955 to 1959. He then worked for a short period of time at the former J&L Steel. In May of 1960, he became employed at Pennzoil Refinery, where he worked for 37 years, retiring in January 1997 as a Plant Pumper.

He was a member of the Oakland United Methodist Church.

On June 20, 1959, he was married to the former Mildred “Millie” Stephens, who preceded him in death on September 6, 2011.

Sonny was a past member of the Pulaski, PNA, Moose, Eagles, and VFW clubs of Oil City, and a current member of American Legion in Titusville.

He enjoyed fishing and gardening and was well known around town for his homemade sauerkraut.

Surviving is a son, Scot (Linda) Sampsell of Oil City; a daughter, Sharon (Michael) Reeves-Badger of Dempseytown; six step grandchildren, Summer (Scott) Graham of Oil City; Christopher (Marci) Gonzalez of Kaneville; Stacey (LeRon) Walters of Rouseville; Jamie (John) Beach of Oil City; Kenneth (Emily) Badger of Cranberry Twp., and Ashley (Jesse) Sealand of Sandy Lake; fourteen step great-grandchildren and three step great-great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by a brother, Ronald (Darlene) Sampsell of Oil City; two sisters, Barbara Hedegore of Franklin; Karen Farabaugh of Erie; several cousins, nieces and nephews and his good friend, Wally Yashinski.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Sampsell; a sister Georgetta Shorts; two brothers-in-law, Richard Hedegore and Russell Farabaugh; a daughter-in-law, Linda Stine; a son-in-law, Kevin Reeves; an infant niece, Debra Hedegore and a step grandson, Philip Badger.

There will be no visitation.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Interment will be in the Dempseytown Lutheran Cemetery.

The Morrison Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Venango County Humane Society or a charity of one’s choice.

A special thanks to all the nurses and staff of Oakwood Heights and VNA for the love and care they gave Sonny throughout his stay and especially at the end of his days.

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