ROGERSVILLE - Cpl. John Anthony "Jay" Sampietro Jr., 36, died Aug. 17, 2005, in Springfield.
Born June 26, 1969, in Memphis, Tenn., to John Anthony Sampietro Sr. of Sikeston and the late Judy Sparks Sampietro Tumblson, he was a corporal for Troop D of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, serving in the Webster County office since 2003. A member of the 64th Recruit Class of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, he received his associate's degree in law enforcement from Mineral Area College.
Along with his service to the Missouri Highway Patrol, he served as a volunteer with the Logan-Rogersville Volunteer Fire Department and was a member of the Missouri State Troopers Association. He worked at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo and the Missouri State Fair in addition to coaching his son's T-ball team.
Jay was a very wonderful and caring son, husband and father. His honesty and integrity were well respected by all. He was fair in dealing with everybody and was not one to pass judgment on anybody.
On Nov. 13, 1999, he married Jennifer Hall, who survives of the home.
Surviving in addition to his wife and father are: two sons, John Matthew and Will Anthony Sampietro of the home, his stepmother, Gerrie Sampietro of Sikeston; his stepfather, John Tumblson of Thomasville, Ga.; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Pete J. Sampietro Sr. of Germantown, Tenn.; maternal grandfather, Harvey Geeding of South Haven, Miss.; and his grandmother, Lena Holeman of Memphis; mother- and father-in-law, Kenneth and Beverly Hall of Rogersville, mother-in-law, Sandy Turner of Spokane; two sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law, Chris and Sean Chastain of Sparta and Amy Stanton of Rogersville; a very close aunt and uncle, Rita and Bob Buse of Tupelo, Miss.; as well as a host of other aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins, brothers and sisters in law enforcement and many friends.
Preceding him in death in addition to his mother was his maternal grandmother, Billie Geeding, and grandfather, William Holeman.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Thieme-Shadel-Hicks Funeral Service at Rivermonte. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Logan-Rogersville High School gymnasium.
Burial will follow at White Oak Cemetery with full Patrol honors.
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Memorials may be made to:
Guaranty Bank, 1341 W. Battlefield Road, Springfield, MO 65807