Sample was born on July 21, 1935 in Cotulla to Victor Lee Sample Sr. and Faye Harper Sample. He was a record holder for low hurdles and 100-yard dash in Calallen in 1953 and 1954.
He worked as a rancher and horseshoer and for Brown and Root.
He married Dessie LaNell Boyd Sample in Clarkwood on June 24, 1955.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Donald Sample.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Dessie LaNell Boyd Sample, children Brenda Faye Lacy of Oakville, Glenda Lee Riley of Oakville, Russell Allen Sample of Oakville, Susan Virginia (David) Golden of Schertz, and Mildren Lynn Sample of Three Rivers; brother, Robert (Dee) Sample of Devine, sisters Virginia Sample of Schertz, LaNora Faye (Vance) Kravetz of Pleasanton, eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Services will be help on Aug. 17 at the Brush Country Cowboy Church at 1 p.m.
Lunch will be served to the friends and family of Victor Sample at noon prior to the 1 p.m. memorial service. Arrangements are under the direction of Galloway and Sons Funeral Directors.