Derek was a member of Laborers Union 480 in Sandusky and retired in 2013. He loved the outdoors especially the beach, sunshine and greenery. He enjoyed visiting Sheldon’s Marsh taking in the views of the plants, lake, and beach. He loved watching football and was an avid Browns and Buckeyes fan. Derek will be remembered for his compassion, generosity and heart of gold toward others.
He is survived by the love of his life, his daughter: Brooke (Mark) Letson of Bellevue, and his grandchildren: Jayce and Adelynn Letson. His mother, Jeannette Sampsell; brother, Dean (Amy) Sampsell; Nephew and niece, Tyler (Katie) Sampsell and Holly (Brad) Walker; and his dearest friend, Deb Hasenmeier and their dog, Maxwell.
Derek is preceded in death by his father, Edward Sampsell.
Friends will be received on Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 11 a.m. until a memorial service begins at 1 p.m. at Foos & Foos Funeral Service, 151 Yorkshire Place, Bellevue.
Memorials may be made to the Erie County Humane Society, 1911 Superior Street, Sandusky.