Name:     Leon Hedrick Sampson

From:  The Charlotte Shopping Guide, Charlotte, Michigan
Date:  August 2000   

Leon Hedrick Sampson, 84, of Winona Lake, Ind., formerly of Charlotte, died July 31, 2000.

Mr. Sampson was born Oct. 22, 1915 in Fort Recovery, Ohio, the son of Amos and Myrtle (Hedrick) Sampson. He was a licensed pilot, member of the Camache Society and past president of Michigan Nut Growers his expertise was in the scientific development of products and electrical engineering. He had made optical products that have been used in the U.S. Space Program.

He is survived by his wife, Helen (Galusha) Sampson; two daughters, Lucene (Richard) Harstine of Roanoke, Va., Ellen (George) Harton of Glendale, Md.; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Thelsa (Robert) Turner of Charlotte; and a sister-in-law, Mary Sampson of Lansing.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Benson Sampson in 1999.

Services were Aug. 2 at the Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte, with Dr. George Harton officiating. Interment was in the Maple Hill Cemetery, Charlotte.

Memorial contributions may be made to Covenant Community Church, Redfield Township, or Capital Bible Seminary of Lanham, Md. directed to Care Scholarships.