Sampson "Sam" Bear Hacker

February 21, 1985February 19, 2019

Sampson "Sam" Bear Hacker, 33, of Washington, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2019 in Peoria.

He was born February 21, 1985 in Jacksonville, FL to Nicholas and Teri (Johnson) Hacker.

He is survived by his parents, Nicholas Hacker and Teri Johnson, fiance' Melinda "Mindy" Alexander of Washington, two siblings, Susan (Larry) Gray of East Peoria and Stephen Johnson of Roanoke; step-brother, Joseph (Mandy) Graham of Springfield, a son Sampson Bear Hacker II, a step-son, Michael Alexander, paternal grandmother, Carol Hacker of Roanoke and three nieces, Cheyenne, Kaleigh "Kay" and Chrysta Gray.

Preceding him in death were his maternal grandparents, paternal grandfather, a cousin, Tim Johnson and his aunt, Donna Johnson..

Sam served in the U.S. Army and worked as a Chef at Ken's restaurant in Washington. He was super proud of his Irish heritage and enjoyed watching Bear's Football and Cardinal's Baseball. Sam loved spending time with family, friends, his beloved dog Django, and gaming on his PlayStation.

Cremation will be accorded and a celebration of life will be Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 1 to 4 pm at the Fondulac Park Administration Building, 201 Veterans Drive, East Peoria, rooms D and E . Remmert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to T.A.P.S. or to the Wounded Warrior Project. Words of comfort can be shared with the family at


  • Nicholas Hacker, Father
  • Teri Johnson, Mother
  • Melinda "Mindy" Alexander, Fiance'
  • Susan (Larry) Gray, Sibling
  • Stephen Johnson, Sibling
  • Joseph (Mandy) Graham, Step-Brother
  • Sampson Bear Hacker II, Son
  • Michael Alexander, Step-Son
  • Carol Hacker, Paternal Grandmother
  • Cheyenne, Kaleigh "Kay" and Chrysta Gray, Nieces
  • Preceding him in death were his maternal grandparents, paternal grandfather, a cousin, Tim Johnson and his aunt, Donna Johnson.

  • T.A.P.S.
  • Wounded Warrior Project


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, February 23, 2019

Sampson "Sam" Bear Hacker

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Alexander Tarantino

February 21, 2019

Sam and i were friends when i lived at raintree apts. He a happy spirit man and was fun to hang out with and crazy at times. I cant beleive he gone and wish i would have kept in touch more but will miss him and will rem him as a true friend.

Dawnielle Beebe

February 21, 2019

You were so happy to be a daddy! Look over MingMing,Sammy,Mikey for me! Forever young my friend....

Dawnielle Beebe

February 21, 2019

When Sammy was born you were so smitten with joy. You and my sis were so happy and I was so happy to be apart of the happy memory. You were a good guy to soon my high buddy!

Joe Graham

February 20, 2019

Man, I’m at a complete loss. I’m sorry I wasn’t around more often and haven’t seen you in so long. You will definitely be missed.

Rest up bud...

See you when I get there.