THE DEVASTED wife of a Worcester man who died following an incident in Norton has paid tribute to a ‘brilliant dad, son, brother and husband.’
Robert Sampson passed away following an incident on Crookbarrow Road, Norton, on Thursday, November 16.
28-year-old Daryl Sampson appeared at Worcester Crown Court on Monday charged with the 63-year-old’s murder and was remanded in custody to appear in court again on December 21.
In an emotional tribute, Mr Sampson’s wife Deborah said: “Rob, sometimes known as Bob to others, was the one person I have only truly felt a connection with. Even though he was very private, anyone he let close to him would know the true Rob.
“He was a brilliant dad, son, brother and husband. Rob was a good person and always put others before himself.
“He would never put me down and would always compliment me even if I didn’t look nice!
“Rob had some close and meaningful friends who he chose wisely but everyone knew him to be friendly and approachable.
“Rob, I will love you forever and always.”
His stepdaughter, Amy Taylor, said: “Rob took on the role of being my dad for the past 14 years and without his love, support and guidance I wouldn’t be the person I am now.
“He was a loving and generous person who my mum and I could always rely on if we ever needed anything.
“He would be overwhelmed by the support and love shown to him since this tragic experience and I know he would be grateful to each and every one. I will love him forever.
“I hope he finds peace and can rest easy now. Love you Rob.”