He was a maintenance supervisor with Ensign-Bickford, a member of Cooper Chapel Baptist Church and an Army veteran.
Sample is survived by his wife, Cathy Selby Sample; daughters, Dawn Field and Tammy Biri; a stepdaughter, Randee North; a stepson, Corey Badgett; brothers, Kenny, Larry, Lester, Tony and John Sample; a sister, Evelyn Welter; and four grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Thursday at Foreman Funeral Home, 10600 Taylorsville Road in Louisville.
The funeral will be at noon Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri.