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Austin Lee Samples, 24

Austin Lee Samples, 24 of Austin, Arkansas passed away on Monday, June 11, 2018.  He was born on July 26, 1993 in Little Rock, Arkansas. 

He is survived by his loving wife Ashley Samples; two beautiful daughters Adalee Grace Samples and Abagail Faith Samples, his father Robert Lee Samples, his mother Michelle Atchison and step-father Mike Atchison, his twin brother Blake Samples, a sister Tiffanee Miller (Ryan), grandmother Jeanette “Memee” Hare, grandfather Michael Hare, his in-laws Shane Wooley (Cherise) and mother-in-law Christie Hunt (Eric), a brother-in-law Kolby Hankins and two sisters-in-law, Lori Wooley and Lexie Hankins as well as host of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.    

He is preceded in death by his grandfather Leroy Samples.

Austin was a loving husband, father, son and brother. He proudly served in the Army National Guard and loved his family.  He enjoyed riding motorcycles, spending time with his family and friends and most of all he loved playing with his daughters.  

The family asks that donations be made directly to the funeral home to help with his services.  

Visitation will be held on Friday, June 15 from 5 P.M. – 8 P.M. in the chapel at A Natural State Funeral Service in Jacksonville.  Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 11:00 A.M. with internment at Sand Hill Cemetery in Newport, Arkansas.

Link to Austin’s Memorial Video:

https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/9XK2MN34T3CF8P37

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19 Comments

  • Tina Frank Dickey Posted June 13, 2018 7:39 PM

    Michelle, I am so very sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine losing a child, I pray for you and your family.

  • Bethanie Griffin Posted June 13, 2018 8:20 PM

    I love you Austin, and I will miss you so very much. Your memory will remain alive in the hearts of us that love you. Fly high buddy!

  • Melvona Ahart Posted June 13, 2018 8:50 PM

    So sorry to learn of Austin’s death. In my heart I’ll always remember him and Blake as Little boys jumping on my bed. What a handsome young man he had become. Much love and prayers to you all.

  • Aaron and Brenda Gumpenberger Posted June 13, 2018 9:06 PM

    I’m so sorry, Ashley I’m praying for you and the girls. We are here if yall need anything, God Bless you. Love you

  • Dee Treadwell Posted June 13, 2018 9:09 PM

    We love y’all! Lifting your beautiful hearts in the amazing light of love! Forevermore is promised. We are blessed to have had the time we did!

  • Tori Rose Posted June 13, 2018 9:23 PM

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all!! He will be very missed!

  • Darla Thrush Posted June 14, 2018 7:49 AM

    Our prayers and sympathies for you all.

  • Angie Higgins(SDR’s Mom) Posted June 14, 2018 11:16 AM

    My heart goes out to all of Austin’s family and friends. My deepest heartfelt condolences and prayers for all. May you be comforted and given strength from God during this difficult time.
    Love from,
    A grieving Mom

  • Megan Richardson Posted June 14, 2018 4:01 PM

    I love and miss you so much Austin. I could not believe this when I heard it and then I saw your brothers Facebook and cried like a baby. I will never forget the times we spent together. you will always hold a special place in my heart…the memory that I remember the most is the night that you and Anthony (blue) talked me and Ashley into sneaking out of the house and stealing my mom’s car to drive over to where y’all were all just bc y’all wanted us to ride with y’all and blues mom to England and chill with y’all outside while his mom went in someone’s house to clean. it was a crazy night but sure was a fun one. lol we got eaten up by mosquitos though. and it was so hot out there, but we definitely had fun! I LOVE YOU AUSTIN SAMPLES…your life was way too short, but you lived a good life. Fly High…&& Watch Over The Rest Of Us That Are Still Down Here On Earth!!! We all love and miss you dearly!!!

  • Melissa Riddle Posted June 14, 2018 4:28 PM

    You will be missed by so many Austin. Ashley, if u need me just msg me anytime day or night

  • Brandi Lambert Posted June 14, 2018 9:36 PM

    I know I haven’t seen him them since they were babies but I love all of you. They will always be my family and I would have loved to see you. My thoughts and prayers are with his beautiful family. RIL

  • Lauri Adams Posted June 14, 2018 10:00 PM

    My heart goes out to you and the family. So sorry for your loss. Such a good looking young man and loved so much.

  • Lisa Gray Posted June 15, 2018 2:08 PM

    I am at a loss for words…because honestly I have no words. There is nothing I can say that will make your hearts hurt any less. But know I send my love, thoughts, and prayers. Just pray because God will give you all the strength to get thru each day.I hope all of you can understand what I can’t put into words. Know that none of are alone and I am only a call away. Austin will never be forgotten..God has another awesome angel….R.I.P Austin

  • Lisa Gray Posted June 15, 2018 2:22 PM

    Austin and Family, I am at a loss for words…..Because honestly there are no words. I know there are no words that can make your hearts hurt any less. I hope all of you can understand what I can’t put into words. But I am sending my love, thoughts, and prayers. Just know pray, God will give you the strength to get thru each day. Know that you all are not alone. I am a phone call away. God has another awesome angel. Austin will never be forgotten…….R.I.L Austin

  • Tammie Orlicek Posted June 15, 2018 3:00 PM

    Tiffanee and Family. I am so sorry for your loss. My sincere sympathy.

  • Lisa Gray Posted June 15, 2018 3:50 PM

    I am at a loss for words. Honestly there are no words. I know there is nothing for me to say that will make your hearts hurt any less. But pray because God will give all of you the strength to get thru each day. I am sending my love ,thoughts, and prayers. I hope all of you can understand what I can’t put into words. Know all of you are not alone. I am a phone call away. God has another awesome angel. Austin will never be forgotten. R.I.P. Austin

  • JUDY ROBERSON Posted June 15, 2018 4:34 PM

    So sorry for your loss and may God bless you and your family and friends.Prayers for you and your family!!!!!!!!!

  • Mary Read Posted June 15, 2018 6:13 PM

    Robert I am so sorry for your lose you are in my prayers. I can’t tell you how sad my heart is for you. I wish I could do or say something to ease your pain. God will help you get through this. I love you.

  • Tracy Swaim Posted June 16, 2018 11:32 PM

    Dont really know what to say, this is such a tragic loss. Robert, Blake, Ashley, and family I just wanted to say I’m very sorry for your loss. I will pray for you all, if any of you need anything I’m here.

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