FREDERICKTOWN — John V. Hampton Sr. of Fredericktown passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born April 26, 1935, in Galax, Va., to William C. and Beauty M. (Vaughan) Hampton.
He is survived by his childhood sweetheart and wife of 63 years Sondra (Robinson) Hampton and their two sons Bradley and John Jr. (Sherry Wilson). He is also survived by granddaughter, Lindsay (Brian) Vail; great-granddaughters, Lilly and Olivia Vail; nieces, Linda (Leo) Rogers, Laura (Tim) Clever, and Sheila Jaco; nephews, William (Donna) Hampton III, Daniel Hampton; cousins, Robert Lee (Margaret) Hampton; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his three brothers, William C. Hampton Jr., CL Thomas, and James Thomas.
John was a Journeyman Patternmaker for many years at Cooper Bessemer and Aerial Corp.
He was a lifelong Cleveland Indians and Browns fan. He coached Little League and Babe Ruth Baseball in Fredericktown for many years and also umpired high school and college baseball. John was very active in youth baseball and Fredericktown sporting teams. He loved playing golf and camping with friends and family.
He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Our heartfelt thanks to all who cared for him, Dr. Elder, and especially Hospice of Knox County who were always there for John and the family.
Graveside service will be held on Monday, June 5, at 11 a.m., at Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown.
Memorial contributions in John’s name may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Avenue, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.
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The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of John V. Hampton Sr..