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BANGOR – Sgt. David C. Sampson, 54, died Feb. 11, 2012, surrounded by his loving family at his home, after a courageous battle with a lengthy illness. He was born Jan. 10, 1958, in Portland, son of Cecil W. Hall and Sybil L. (Fickett) Hall.

David served in the U.S. Army from 1979-2008. His service included a tour during Operation Iraqi Freedom. In addition to being a proud military man, David also worked as a truck driver for 25 years, where he earned great respect from his many customers who came to be counted among his friends.

David is survived by his loving wife and best friend of more than 34 years, Lori A. Sampson of Bangor; devoted daughter, Brenda Sampson and son-in-law, Jason Benson, of Bangor; three precious grandchildren, Kyli, Logan and Mason, whom "Ba" adored; father, Cecil Hall and Jackie Stanwood of Steuben; brothers and sisters, Rusty and Diane Hall, Cheri and Craig Robinson, and Karen and Wayne Bouchard; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Wanda Lawless, Charles Lawless, Mona and Allen McLaughlin, Tammi and Derek LaTouche, Linda and Allen Hill, and Roger and Melissa Dow;

mother-in-law, Constance Smith, who loved David as her own; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins with whom David shared close and lifelong bonds; special friends, Charlotte and Uncle Les Hanscom, Rick Boudreau, Alan Pinkham, Roger McCausland, and David Gilks; many friends of the 1136th Transportation Unit; and everyone in his "Sam’s Club Family." David was predeceased by his beloved daughter, Judi L. Sampson; mother, Sybil Hall; father-in-law, Leon "Papa" Smith; grandparents, Oscar and Florence Hall; brother, Kevin Hall, and sisters, Jackie Hall, Priscilla Call, Darlene Gerrish. Special acknowledgment is given to Bangor Fire Department Station 6, Eastern Maine Medical Center staff, Center for Family Medicine, Gentiva, American Home Patient and Dr. M. Grant. Our heartfelt appreciation will be yours forever for the part you each played in David’s life.

Family and friends may visit 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 299 Union St., Bangor, where a service honoring David’s life will be held 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17. A reception will be after at Salvation Army Church, 65 South Park St., Bangor. David will be laid to rest with military honors 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at Forest Hill Cemetery, Harrington. Messages of condolences to his family may be offered at


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