A funeral service for Rodney Kelvin “Rod” Samson, 52, was held Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the United Presbyterian Church in Guernsey with The Rev. Elizabeth Wilson officiating. Final resting place will in the Snowy Range at a later date.
Rodney Samson a resident of Guernsey passed away Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 at his home after a short illness.
Rodney was born in Torrington on Feb. 18, 1960 the son of Ralph & Alfrieda “Frieda” (Abold) Samson.
Rodney was the owner of Rod's Tree Service. He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, tinkering on equipment and trucks, being with family, friends and his love for country music. Trees and logging were his life. There was always a smile on his face no job too small, too big or too complicated.
Rodney is survived by his two children, Kelvin and Kammy of Iowa; two granddaughters, Abby and Payten Jo of Iowa; two sisters, Geri (Ray) Stoneking of Lake Oswego, Ore. and Donna (David) Salmon of Lynnville, Tenn.; two brothers, Bill (Jenny) King of Vancouver, Wash. and Randall Samson of Cheyenne; two aunts, June Smith of Newcastle, Wyoming and Ruby Pitman of Seibert, Colo.; many nieces, nephews, cousins; and Rodney's soul mate and friend, Terri (Shindelbower) Baker of Gillette.
He is preceded in death by his parents and brother Kenny King.
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Stan Bennett, Rex Shaw, Fred Osborne, Mitch Schmidt, Dudley Barnes, Jim Blocker, Rex Goertz, Joe Norfork and his many friends.
A memorial to the Guernsey Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 702, Guernsey, WY 82214 would be appreciated by the family.
Rodney was not a man of funerals; he would want his family, loved ones and friends not to mourn his passing, but to celebrate his life.
The Gorman Funeral Homes – Platte Chapel of Wheatland is in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at gormanfh.com