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George Sampley

June 25, 1942 — February 11, 2024

George Sampley

George L. Sampley
06/25/1942 – 02/11/2024

George Sampley, 81, of Three Rivers, Michigan, went to be with the Lord on Sunday February 11, 2024. George was born June 25, 1942, in Jackson County Alabama.   George attended Kalamazoo Central Highschool. He married his beloved wife of 62 years, Karen Frick of Portage. He retired from Local 7 Sheet Metal Workers Union. Karen & George spent time traveling, boating, and socializing with their numerous friends at local watering holes.

George loved riding on his beloved motorcycle, spending time with his family, Grandchildren & Great-Grandchildren.  He enjoyed hanging out at the Eagles Club and the American Legion Post 475 in Schoolcraft.

He is survived by his Wife, Karen Sampley; Sister, Ann Bray; Daughter, Julie Leslie; Sons, Scott (Patti) Sampley; Greg (Andee) Sampley; and Multiple Grand and Great-Grand Children. 

He was preceded in death by his father George Sampley, his mother Cora, his sister Vivian Weller and brother William “Hayden” Sampley

A celebration of George’s life will be held later this spring when the Snowbirds arrive back home. 

Memorials may be made to: Hospice, Local Food Banks, or Wounded Warriors.
While visiting George’s webpage at please sign the guestbook and/or share a memory with the family. 

The family is being assisted by the Avink Funeral Home & Cremation Society, 129 S. Grand St. in Schoolcraft. 269 679-5622 

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of George Sampley, please visit our flower store.


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