North English- Max Clayton Sampson was born September 9, 1925 near Gibson, Iowa, the son of Maurice Clayton and Eliza Maud "Pansy" (VanPatten) Sampson. He grew up near Barnes City was a 1943 graduate of Barnes City High School. After graduating he served in the United States Navy during WWII. On December 15, 1945 Max was united in marriage to Dorothy Pauline Harris in Keswick Iowa. Together they made there home near South English until moving to North English during the late 1980's. Max was a life long farmer and sold Pioneer Seed Corn for many years. He was a member of the Keswick Lions Club, American Legion and North English Senior Dining. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, singing, spending time with his family attending as many of their activities as he could and he loved to travel the river road. Max died on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the Keota Health Care Center in Keota, at the age of 92 years.
He is survived by his wife Dorothy of North English; four children Gary (Sue) Sampson of South English, Larry (Carrie) Sampson Nauvoo, IL, Linda (Matt) Moore of Urbandale and Kelly (Cindy) Sampson of Ankeny; five grandchildren Todd (Jennifer) Sampson, Wendy (Lester) Sebetka, Schuyler (Tara) Sampson, Josh Moore and Molly (Nick) Moore; six great grandchildrenTyler Ritter, Hayden Sampson, Addy Sampson, Emmit Sampson, Clayton Sebetka and John Sebetka; a sister Imogene McMahon of Marion; and a brother Royce (Donna) Sampson of Clinton. He was preceded by his parents and two brothers Esco & Roger Sampson.
Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held 11:00 am on Friday, October 6, 2017 at the Powell Funeral Home, North English. Pastor Luke Caster will officiate. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 am until service time at the Powell Funeral Home, North English. Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Association- East Central Iowa Chapter. Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com
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