Patsy Ann Sample, known by friends as Pat, passed away at the age of 81 on Monday, June 9, 2014, at her residence in St. Augustine, Fla.
She was born in Cleveland to the late Homer and Vesta Faw on Thursday, Feb. 12, 1933, and resided mostly in Cleveland until her marriage in 1953. She returned to her family and friends in Cleveland in 1991, where she resided until earlier this year.
She married a dashing Navy man also from Cleveland, Bobbie Lee Sample, and they shared the world travels common to a naval career for 37 years until his death in 1990. She was a wonderful Navy wife and lived all over the world including Athens, Greece; Ponce, Puerto Rico; and Key West, Fla. When asked, she could not name her favorite place she lived, as they all had something special to offer.
She was a loving, caring mother and a great friend. She was an expert china painter and enjoyed reading, playing cards, traveling and visiting with friends and family. She was a member of Westwood Baptist Church, as was her mother, Vesta Faw McCaghren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, Marc and sister, Carolyn.
She is survived by her four children: Robert Sample of Atlanta, Karen Walters of Melrose, Fla., Mark Sample of St. Augustine, Fla., and Kim Kalhor of McLean, Va.; five grandchildren: Lee Sample, Madison and Lauren Sample and Elise and Alex Kalhor.
Please join us as we celebrate Pat’s life, kindness and love at her funeral at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 14, 2014, in the chapel of Fike Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Caywood officiating.
Interment will follow in Eastanallee Baptist Church Cemetery in Riceville.
Her family will receive friends on Saturday, from noon to 2 p.m., at the funeral home prior to the service.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Sample family guest book at fikefh.com.