Wimpy was born in Elizabethton to the late James and Daisy Mae Headrick Hampton. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 52 years, Dorothy Shortt Hampton; two brothers, Preston Hampton and Lester Hampton; one sister, Mozella Orr.
Wimpy was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and a friend to many. He was a member of Valley Forge Christian Church where he served as an Elder. He was a veteran of the United States Army and the United States Navy who proudly served his country in World War Two. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge of Hampton, #750. He enjoyed spending time in his garden and playing golf. He will be missed by many.
Those left to cherish his memory include a daughter, Vickie Mottern and her husband Joe, of Elizabethton; two sons, William C. “Wimpy” Hampton Jr. and his wife Kim, of Elizabethton, Kevin Sam Hampton and his wife Kristen, of Elizabethton; eight grandchildren, Nikki Robertson, Anthony Payne, Maleah Hampton, Emilia Halstead, Chelsea Hampton, Abigail Hampton, Joey Mottern, Faith Mottern; eight great grandchildren, Sydney Robertson, Sierra Robertson, Miah Collins, Wesley Martin III, Kaytie Mottern, Joseph Mottern, Ben Jimenez and Ashely Jimenez.
A graveside service to honor the life of William C. “Wimpy” Hampton Sr. will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Mr. David Siebenaler, Minister, Rev. Benic P. Hampton and Rev. Clay Bailey will be officiating. Active pallbears will be the deacons and elders of Valley Forge Christian Church, Dennis Guinn, Anthony Payne, Joey Mottern and Joe Mottern. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton at 12:15 PM on Tuesday, to go in procession to the cemetery. Military Honors will be accorded by the Carter County Honor Guard and masonic rites will be conducted by Masonic Lodge #750.
Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, may make donations to Valley Forge Christian Church, Benevolence Fund, 114 V F Christian Church Rd, Elizabethton, TN 37643
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the doctors and staff of the Mountain Home V.A. Hospital for the loving care given to Mr. Hampton.
Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
Mr. Hampton and his family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Office 423-542-2232, service line information, 423-543-4917.