Ronnie Samples

ronnie samples

October 2, 1947 ~ November 26, 2011

Born in: Atlanta, GA
Resided in: Lilburn, GA

Ronnie Samples, 64 of Lilburn passed away Saturday, November 26, 2011. Ronnie is survived by his daughter Cindi Samples Reider and her husband Randy; sons, Shane Samples and Tom Jones; Brother Tommy Samples and sister Charlotte Rary. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 7pm at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour before the Service. Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 770-277-4550 online condolences may be expressed at

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  1. I went to East Atlanta High School with Ronnie and loved his sense of humor and easy going nature. Ronnie, you had the cutest smile ever! My sympathy to Ronnie’s family.

  2. I am so sad to hear of Ronnie’s passing!
    He was one of the sweetest guys I knew from school! I will keep you all in my prayers! Love Barbara!!!

  3. Ronnie was a neighbor and childhood friend who I remember as always smiling and always in high spirits.

    We had many great times and high adventures together which I will always remember. I know he will be greatly missed by his friends and family.

    May Ronnie rest in peace.

  4. Shared many memorable experiences, some firsts for both. My condolences for the the family, especially Tommy and Charlotte. Went by the house everyday I attended school since the 6th grade. May he rest in peace and be welcomed into the loving arms of Christ.

  5. Ronnie & I were high school buddies and were in the Army together. Ft. Benning, Ga., Ft. Gordon, Ga., Military Police Training, Ft. Bragg, N.C. The day MLK was shot, April 1968, we were deployed to Washington, D.C., that night. We flew in on a C130, two East Atlanta Boys not knowing what was ahead of us. We patrolled the city together in a jeep for several days as Martial Law was in effect. Spent that Easter Sunday together bivouacked on Potomac Point Golf Course at Haynes Point, next to the Jefferson Memorial. We were on riot control duty that Spring & Summer in Washington. Ronnie served his country with honor. ‘Only the good die young’….RIP Ole Friend

  6. I went to EAHS with Ronnie, Tommy, & Charlotte. I thought so much of all three. Have alot of fond memories & want to express my sympathy for Ronnie’s family at this time. So sorry for the loss of a brother, father, & grandfather, & friend of many. Ronnie’s family is in my thoughts & prayers at this time of loss & grief. God Bless ~ Sue West Wall

  7. Ronnie always made me laugh. We had some fun times at EAH and I will always remember him with that great smile. The last time I saw him was at one of the EAH BBQs. He was so proud of his children and couldn’t say enough about them. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and especially for Tommy and Charlotte.

  8. Had many memorable times with Ronnie & Tommy, will miss his upbeat personality.Just re-connected at EAH lunch last month, so glad we had that time. RIP good friend.

  9. To Cindi, Shane, Tommy and the family. I was saddened to hear of Ronnie’s passing. I am working out of town and cannot attend the memorial service. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I know Ronnie will be greatly missed.
    Ray and Becky Teems

  10. So sorry to hear about Ronnie. I shared many fun times with Tommy, Ronnie & Charlotte during my years at EAH. My thoughts & prayers are with Ronnie’s family.

  11. There are many fond memories of our years at EAHS, together with the times our families traveled and did so many things together. Ronnie was everyone’s friend, and his smile matched his personality. My condolences to his family, including Charlotte and Tommy. RIP.

  12. Charlotte and Tommy, i am so sadened by the loss of Ronnie. I have such wonderful memories of time spent in your home, growing up. My prayers are with all of the families. Love, Darlene

  13. Good guys are taken far too young. Thanks for the childhood memories ole friend. My thoughts are with your family.

  14. So sorry to hear about Ronnie.He will be greatly missed by our family.We had some great times in Biloxi with Ronnie & Lynn.Cindy and Shane so sorry for your loss and we will be thinking of you during this tough time.

  15. I graduated from EAH with Ronnie. I had not seen him for several years, but do remember him fondly. Our prayers will be with all the family.

  16. My deepest sympathy for your loss.
    Ronnie and I had tried to stay in touch some on the internet but we never got to speak.

    Bob Skinner

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