James Dwight Sampley, 78, of Crabtree passed away on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. Born July 9, 1940, in Forrest City to Jessie and Lucille Sampley. He loved his family and his pets.

James was a military veteran and he had been in the IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) Local 295 for 53 years.

J.D. is preceded in death by his parents, one brother, one sister, and a daughter.

Left to cherish his memory is his daughter DeDe Sampley, two sons: Mark Sampley and Fred Davis; ten grandchildren: Dakota, Miranda, Cheyanna, Jeremy, Dusty, Brandon, Justin, Jarod, Fred III, and Glenna; nine great grandchildren, and several IBEW brothers and sisters, and many friends.

Visitation will be 6 - 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at the funeral home. Services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17 at Bob Neal and Sons Chapel.

Interment will follow in Plumerville Cemetery.

Service and arrangements are by Bob Neal and Sons Funeral Home, 5 Bruce St., Morrilton, AR 72110, 501-354-1638. Online guestbook www.bobnealandsons.com.