Mr. Willie Hampton, Jr.
March 3, 1934 - February 2, 2018
Mr. Willie Hampton Jr., 83, loving God-fearing father, grandfather, great grandfather, and aka “Big Hamp” entered into rest Friday February 2, 2018.
Born March 3, 1934 in McDuffie County, Thomson Ga. Mr. Hampton moved his family to Augusta, Georgia where he worked and lived most of his life. He was the son of the late Willie (Bessie) Hampton Sr., He worked several years at Greene's Seafood at East Boundary, the Fort Gordon Officer's Club, and retired after 27 years from J & J Mid-South Container Corporation, later purchased by Georgia -Pacific Corporation.
Mr. Hampton was a dedicated Atlanta Braves baseball fan since the early 1970s and frequently visited the local flea-markets on weekends, as a customer and a vendor at times. Family meant the world to Willie Hampton Jr. He loved people, and always had a word of wisdom to share with his friends and family. Sharing what he had with others, “as needed,” was the staple of his life. “Big Hamp” never met a stranger. Hamp loved all types of music and occasionally would throw himself a birthday party to gather his family, co-workers, and friends to share a token of his love and appreciation.
He is preceded in death July 4th, 2017, by his wife of 29 years, Emma Williams Hampton, 81 and a son Dewayne Hampton age 9 in 1970. Survivors include his children 6 boys and 1 girl: Rev. Willie Frank (Dinell) Hampton of Augusta, Ga., Wyman Hampton of Augusta , John David “Bulldog” (Sara) Hampton of Atlanta Ga., Lee Hampton Sr. of Augusta Ga., Jeanette H. (Lee Roy) Scott of Augusta Ga., Michael (Francesca) Hampton of Augusta, Ga., Orlando Cepeda (Gardenia) Hampton of Augusta, Ga., and one daughter & two sons by marriage, (Emma) Sharon D. Walker of Augusta Ga and Johnny Ray Williams Lithonia, Ga. (deceased). (Clara) Eugene Wedlock of Gaffney, SC.
Grandchildren all of Augusta Ga.: Kevin Hampton, Omar Hampton, Mario Patterson, Montolia Fouch, Jonathan Hampton, Shenita Hampton, Christopher Howard, Tiffany (Travis) Brigham, Lee (Kerston) Hampton Jr., Travis Hampton, Alisha Hampton, Romeanous Jones and Christina Jones.
Great-Grandchildren: Malik Miller, Tnihya Brigham, Travis Brigham, Tyler Brigham, Mariah “Boonck” Johnson, Justice “Re-Run” Graham, Aubrey Hampton, Dezmond Hampton, Haleigh Long, Devonte Howard, Aaliyah Howard, Daetoine Jones, Malachi Smith, Paris Sidle, James Fouch, Isaiah Fouch, Cambria Fallen, Ka'miya Luke, Kendall Luke, Cameron Frank. One great-great-grandchild- Boston Miller (“Nick-names” given by Mr. Willie Hampton Jr).
His surviving siblings include: Tommy (Gladys) Hampton of Ashburn, Virginia, Paul (Lula) Hampton of Riverdale, Ga., Bessie (Antar) Donaldson of Atlanta Ga., and hosts of cousins and other relatives. Twin God-daughters- Kimberly (Cofer) Freeman and Kiffany Cofer. His Special “adopted” Sons- Jerry (Mina) Butts, Johnny (Edna) Martin, Paul Raezer and his appliance specialist & business associate: Kirk Gatch.
At the request and will of Mr. Willie Hampton Jr, there will not be a funeral or memorial service. The family will be carrying out Mr. Hampton's wishes of his remains privately. A tribute to Mr. Willie Hampton Jr will be announced at a later date. Please feel free to send cards, letters and condolences to his home address 3507 Carmichael Rd Augusta, Ga 30906. We will respond accordingly.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.arlingtonfuneral.com. ARLINGTON BURIAL & CREMATION, 1220 GEORGE C. WILSON DRIVE., SUITE C, AUGUSTA, GA 30909. 762-994-0311
Willie, you always had a smile on your face, and always made me feel like the most important person in the room. You taught me that love isn't just for family, because everybody becomes your family when you love them. I will carry you in my heart for the rest of my life.. I am a better man because I knew you. I love you.Paul Raezer - February 13 at 8:04 PM