BILL SAMPLES, age 85, of Rutledge, TN went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at his home. He was retired from Carson Newman College. He was an avid singer for the Lord since he was saved. He was also a farmer and enjoyed breaking horses and mules. Preceded in death by parents, Tosh and Bernice (Fox) Samples; granddaughter, Tommi Samples; brothers, Alvin Lee, Pie Tom, Edward (Delia), Bruce (Louise), Richard (Betty); Johnny, Joe (Velma) Samples; sister, Loretta Samples; brother-in-law, Shuck Hylemon. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Dorothy Cline Samples; daughters, Martha Malone (Dustin), Billie (Victor) Gulino, Lillian Samples; grandsons, Chad Gulino, Brad Samples (Carri); sisters, Delcie Hylemon, Mary Morie; brother, Junior Samples (Diane). Special thanks to Amedisys Hospice Shaunda Conley, Christy Bledsoe and Garrett Stroud; special friend, Pauline Hankins; and Tony Collins, his brother in Christ forever. There will be a private burial at Mountain View Church Cemetery with a celebration of life to be held at a later date.