Wainwright Percival Sampson

November 27, 1945 ~ December 26, 2021 (age 76)


Mr. Wainwright Percival “Wain” Sampson, was born November 27th, 1945, and was later registered on December 1st, 1945 at a hospital in Manchester Village, Berbice Corentyne, Guyana.

He was the son of the late Cyril Sampson and Catherine Davis Sampson, siblings to the late Charles Sampson, Vernie Sampson Demottos, Walter Sampson, Archie Sampson, Rutherford Sampson, Patrick Sampson, and is survived by his sister Adelaide Sampson Thomas

July 1961, he received his Primary School Woodwork Certificate. He then attended The College of Preceptors where he studied Religious Knowledge, History, and Arithmetic in June of 1964, he also attended high school at the University of London, where he earned his General Certificate of Education Examination, in June of 1965. He later graduated Operating Engineer Technical College in the United States.

In 1965, Wainwright met his beautiful wife, Joan Elizabeth Hawker at a party in the village of Alness, Guyana.  When they met, he told her “I love you.” She said to him, “I like you.” They courted for three years and were later married on August 3rd, 1968. Wain worked at the Demerara Bauxite Company as Pointsman, then promoted to a Crane Operator. He also operated a Dragline, which required exceptional skills, which he took great pride in doing. He was also a foreman and operated multiple heavy machinery onsite

With his construction and carpentry knowledge, Wain built his first home in Linden, Guyana from the ground up, whilst working at the nearby bauxite company.  

In May of 1969, Wain and Joan welcomed their first child Eric Sampson, followed by Arlette Sampson Crump, Cleveland Sampson, Terrence Sampson, John Sampson, and the baby Bernadette Sampson.

Wain migrated to the United States in 1980, where he was sponsored by his older brother Walter Sampson.  After arriving in the States, he worked alongside his brothers Walter and Charlie doing odd carpentry jobs.  Wain’s older brother Charlie, who was very active in the union coalition, helped him to become a part of the local union 608 for 25 years. While it was not permissible, he was a part of two unions at the same time. Wain was also a Crane Operator at Local 14-14B Operating Engineers for 22 years.  Wain retired at age 67 from Local 14-14B Operating Engineers, and Local Union 608, the Carpenters union.

He was a member of Anchor Baptist Church for many years, before Joining East End Baptist Church; where he served as a deacon and was an active member for over 10 years.

Wain is survived by his wife, children, sister, and grandchildren, Isaiah Crump, Kahlan Campbell, Morgan Crump, Marcus Sampson, Trinity Sampson, Mattison Crump, twins Jordan and Janell Sampson, and Elijah Sampson. Wainwright was a man of great discipline, principles, a bible scholar, charitable, and possessed a great aptitude for history. Wain was a great husband, brother, father, uncle, brother-in-law and he will be sorely missed. 

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