Samuel “Sam” Joseph Desselle

Samuel “Sam” Joseph Desselle, 58, of Lathrop, formerly of Richmond, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, at home.

Samuel was born Nov. 10, 1960, in Richmond, the son of Samuel Jules Desselle and Norma Jean (Unger) Desselle. He married Kathy Parrett Sept. 29, 1988, in Richmond. She survives of the home.

Samuel worked as a professional painter and owned an auto body and paint shop. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, pool and spending time with family and friends. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents; two sisters, Denise Phipps and Debra Desselle; a son, Samuel Joseph Desselle Jr.; and a daughter, Amanda Nicole Desselle.

Survivors include sons, Joseph, Trevor and Jeremy and their spouses; daughters, Misty and Amber, and their spouses; 16 grandchildren, one great grandchild on the way; a brother, Michael Wayne Desselle Sr. and wife of Richmond; and two furbabies, Snuggles and Cuddles. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. No funeral service is planned. Memorial contributions are suggested to Autumn Acres Animal Rescue, 38589 W. 92nd St., Richmond MO, 64085.

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