Phillip Samples

Phillip Glenn Samples, 66, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. He was born on March 24, 1947 to Alice Samples, and the late Sam Samples Jr. He was a 1969 graduate of Auburn University and proudly served as a staff sergeant in the United States Air Force from 1969-1973, including a tour in Vietnam. He was a charter member and an ordained deacon at Westview Baptist Church. He loved the Lord and was a true example of Christs love. He was a genuine family man who loved his wife, two children, and six grandchildren more than anything else. He loved watching Auburn football and his grandchildren play sports. Those left behind to cherish his memory are his wife of 44 years, Sandra Ware Samples, of Chattanooga; daughter, Dana (Gordon) Katz, of Columbus, Ohio; son, Jay (Kelly) Samples, of Chickamauga; grandchildren, Reid and Taylor Katz, Columbus, Ohio, and Brady, Mollie, Brock and Colby Samples, Chickamauga; mother, Alice Samples, of Stevenson, Ala.; brother, David (Sally) Samples, of Rome, Ga.; nephew, Brian Samples; and niece, Beth Phillips. The family will receive friends for visitation from 2-6 p.m. today, Nov. 17, 2013, at Chattanooga Funeral Home, East Brainerd Chapel, 8214 East Brainerd Road. Funeral services will be conducted at the Chattanooga Funeral Home, East Brainerd Chapel at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. Interment will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery. Please share your thoughts and memories at

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