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Robert “Rob” Lee Samples, age 48

Robert “Rob” Lee Samples, age 48, of Jacksonville, Arkansas, unexpectedly passed away surrounded by his children and mother, Tuesday, October 19, 2021.

He was born to parents Janet (Samples) Davis and Lee Roy Samples, on November 5, 1972, in Little Rock, Arkansas.  After high school he would go on to work many years as a general contractor and then later in life as a wrecker driver. In his spare time, he enjoyed spending time with his friends and loved ones, fixing anything that was broken, collecting tools, working with his hands, keeping people laughing, hunting, gardening, fishing, and wood working. He was always the first to offer a hand when you were in need. He was a very kind and loving man.

Robert is survived by his mother Janet Davis, his daughter, Tiffanee (Ryan) Miller, his son Robert “Blake” Samples, his daughter in law Ashley (Austin) Samples, his sisters Rachel Davis, Brandy Lambert, Cindy Samples, his brother Justin Davis, his grandson Hays Miller, his granddaughters Adalee Samples, Abagail Samples, Harper Samples, as well as a host of other family and friends who loved him dearly. He is proceeded in death by his father Lee Roy Samples, his son Austin Samples, his brother Cory Samples, his uncle James Samples, his step father Charles Davis.

A graveside service to celebrate his life will be announced at a later date.

Cremation arrangements are under the trusted direction of A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.  Rob’s online guestbook is available at


  • Janet Easom Posted October 25, 2021 7:06 PM

    He will be greatly missed by many! I know he was taken unexpectedly. So sorry for your loss.

  • Nicole Swayze Posted October 25, 2021 7:07 PM

    Rob was one of a kind! He was my boyfriends best friend and became my best friend when bob passed away! He was loved by so many! He will be missed by so many people! I couldn’t have made it this far without him! Rest in peace! Until I see you again. I love you Rob!!

  • Cindy Stinson Posted October 25, 2021 7:17 PM

    My friend, I will miss you always.

  • Michelle Atchison Posted October 25, 2021 7:21 PM

    Tiffanee, Blake and Janet I love you guys so much!! Robert gave me the best gift in the whole world my beautiful Tiffanee,Austin and Blake.

  • Kevin Johnson Posted October 25, 2021 7:37 PM

    I love you my friend ! Our days as kids will never leave me along with our memories!! See ya when I get there !

  • Kim Kight Posted October 25, 2021 9:09 PM

    There are no wordsthat wil even touch the missing piece of you, but I pray for peace in your hearts. Love you all.

  • Diania Hall Posted October 26, 2021 12:05 AM

    Janet, my heart hurts for you. I know the pain you have. You and Robert’s family will be in my prayers. I love you.

  • Cindy Samples Turner Posted October 26, 2021 6:55 AM

    Love you little brother

  • Tammy Kendall Kell Posted October 26, 2021 7:50 AM

    Only God can fill the hole in my soul left by you my dear cousin. I will miss you until I see you again. Sending my love and prayers for Tiffanee, Blake and Aunt Janet. God bless and keep each of you during this time of tragic grief. With all my love ❣️

  • Terrie Schulz Posted October 27, 2021 12:11 AM

    He was such a nice guy and will be missed by many. Prayers for the Family.

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