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Doris "Jean" (Samples) Barber

October 10, 1938 ~ January 12, 2022 (age 83)


Doris “Jean” Samples Barber, 83, of Clarksburg passed away on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at United Hospital Center after a brief illness. She was born October 10, 1938 in Salem, WV the daughter of the late Carl and Katherine Perine Samples.

Jean graduated from Bristol High School and then moved to California where she and her children lived for many years. She worked for Carol’s Restaurant in California. Jean enjoyed going to Las Vegas for special occasions with her son. They would play video lottery machines and enjoy the night life. Jean often visited the beach and loved to relax and tan all day by the Pacific Ocean. She would take her children to Gaviota State Park in California  and they would often spend the entire summer camping, fishing, and playing in the ocean.

Jean is survived by two sons, Christopher “Chris” Samples of Clarksburg and James “Jimmy” Samples and wife, Wanda of Philippi; one grandson, Aaron Samples of Philippi; one brother, Richard “Dick” Samples of California; one sister-in-law, Josephine Samples of Tennessee; one special care giver from Family Services, Hilda, whom the family would like to thank for all of her special care she provided for Jean in her final year; as well as several nieces and nephews

In addition to her parents, Jean was preceded in death by five brothers, Ed, Bill, Bob, Joseph, and Jim Samples, as well as one sister, Louise Buckhannon.

Davis Funeral Home and Onsite Crematory is honored to assist the Samples Family with the cremation arrangements for Jean. Online condolences can be made at DavisFuneralHomeWV.com.

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