Mark Alan Samples

March 16, 1957September 5, 2018
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In Loving Memory of Mark Alan Samples, 61, of Charlotte, NC, who passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 05, 2018 at his home. He was born on March 16, 1957 in Charlotte, NC to the late William Henry Samples and the late Margaret Slaven Samples. Mark attended Myers Park High School and owned and operated Airport Car Sales in Charlotte. Those left to cherish Mark’s memory are his brother Kenneth Lee Samples and wife Berenda Adams Samples of Taylorsville, NC and niece Stacy Marie Samples of Boomer, NC. Mark will be greatly missed by his family and many childhood and lifelong friends. Mark was a humble and kind man who put all others needs above his own, and anyone who knew him, quickly felt his sincerity and kindness. He loved God with all of his heart and trusted God’s guidance throughout all of his days. Visitation will be held at McEwen Funeral Service, 5716 Monroe Road, Charlotte on Sunday, September 23, 2018 from 1:30pm – 2:30pm with a graveside service to follow at Sharon Memorial Park. There will be a fellowship time for family and friends with light refreshments after the service. Memorials may be made in Mark’s memory to his friends in care of Tony’s Dive Bar, 10004 Moores Chapel Loop, Charlotte, NC 28214.


  • Visitation Sunday, September 23, 2018
  • Graveside Service Sunday, September 23, 2018
  • Reception Sunday, September 23, 2018

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Joe Montagnino

September 22, 2018

I remember Mark as simply the nicest guy of that era from 1969-1974. We had lost touch over the years , but what great times and comraderie we had in the early 1970s. Mark was such a great host, loved people and always had a kind word for his friends. I'll never forget you buddy, from hanging out at your place or playing tackle football at Collins Park or even going hunting. RIP my dear friend.

Pat Miller

September 19, 2018

Mark was a prime example of a true blue man and friend. His infectious laugh warmed my heart and always made me laugh. There are few left in this world with the kindness, quietness, and character that Mark possessed. You will be sorely missed. 💔
Rest In Peace, Sweet Gentle Soul 😇

Stacy Samples

September 19, 2018

I cannot even find the words to describe how much I am missing Mark right now. We always joked and said that he was my "Favorite Uncle" and I was his " Favorite Niece". Neither of us had any other nieces or uncles. Even so, even if I had 10,000 other uncles he would always be my favorite. I cherish all of the memories that I have of him so much. Mark was one of a kind.
I love you , Mark and I miss you. Rest in Peace, Favorite Uncle.

David Brown

September 15, 2018

Mark was a great friend of mine for over 45 years. We had some great times together over those years. A lot of those great times were shared with others that will surely miss him as much as I will. Rest in peace my friend.

Steve Jones

September 15, 2018

Folks in heaven are gonna enjoy that infectious Mark Samples laugh... the perfect example of a good friend

Bruce Jones

September 15, 2018

Thanks for the memories, Rest In Peace, you will be missed by many

Rob Joyner

September 15, 2018

What a great friend Mark was to many, a true gentleman, with a huge heart! He will truly be missed. I've known Mark for a short 46 years and made so many memories with him. RIP Brother, Mark Samples
Robbie and Mary Joyner

Henry Morris

September 11, 2018

Mark was the best friend one could ever hope to have. Lots of great, fun memories. Mark's love of Bud Lite helped me retire early. You will be missed by all that were fortunate to have known you. Rest in peace my old friend.

Keith&Teresa Bright

September 11, 2018

Keith and I will miss Mark...He was a kind,gentle,caring soul...We send love and prayers to all his family and friends... R.I.P. Mark

Mickey Mays

September 11, 2018

Always loved talking with this man, we had a lot of long talks those nights at dots he was a great friend