Robert A. Samson, age 85, of Bonnots Mill, passed away on Monday, November 20, 2017, at Westphalia Hills in Westphalia.
Robert was born on July 28, 1932, in Bonnots Mill, a son to the late George and Pearl (Boillot) Samson.
He attended parochial school in Bonnots Mill and graduated from Loose Creek High School in 1951. Following graduation, Robert served in the United States Army for two years in France.
After his discharge from the Army, Robert worked from 1956 to 1962 for the State Highway Department Headquarters, 1970 to 1976 for Pinkerton Security and he retired from the Missouri Department of Conservation in 2000 after 23 years of service.
Robert possessed a deep sense of understanding and a kindly sympathy for his fellow man. He was a sympathetic benefactor who was always willing to help those in need. He donated to the Mary Knoll Organization, Christmas cards to Veterans, Mouth and Foot Painting Artist and Salesian Missions. He was a great man of kindness and understanding.
Robert enjoyed playing cards, going to the movies but his greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family and friends.
Robert is survived by one nephew, Michael J. Dudenhoeffer and his wife Gretchen of Freeburg; three nieces, Elaine Himes, Major, Retired USAF of Kansas City, Betty Harrison and her husband David of Hartsburg, and Linda Duke and her husband Kenneth of San Antonio, TX; two great nieces, Ashley DuValeus and her husband Brian of Westphalia and Emily Duke of San Antonio, TX; along with three great great-nieces.
In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by: one brother, George Samson, Jr.; one sister, Catherine Dudenhoeffer; one brother-in-law, Joseph Dudenhoeffer; one nephew, Gerald Dudenhoeffer; and one great nephew, Devin Dudenhoeffer.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday, November 24, 2017, at St. Louis of France Catholic Church in Bonnots Mill with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 12:00 p.m. with Fr. George Kramer as the celebrant. Interment will be in the St. Louis of France Parish Cemetery.
In Lieu of Masses or flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Louis of France Parish Cemetery.