Hobert Hampton, age 63, of Erwin, passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at his residence with his loving family surrounding him. He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late Howard Cecil and Annie Ingram Hampton. Mr. Hampton worked for the Unicoi County Highway Department. He enjoyed telling stories, hiking and fishing with his grandchildren. Hobert loved everyone he met very deeply and never met a stranger.
Mr. Hampton leaves behind:
Daughter: Tammy Patten and husband, Richard of Erwin
Son: David Hampton and wife, Shirley of Erwin
Step-Daughters: Elizabeth Whitson
Brother: Robert Hampton and wife, Heather of Erwin
Grandchildren: Allen Patten, Brandon Patten and wife, Amber, Robbie Patten, Michael Patten, Chris Hampton, Hunter Hampton, Summer Hampton, MaKenzie Huskins, and Logan Hampton.
Great Grandchildren: Gabriel Patten and Travis Patten
Nephews: Michael Hampton of Corpus Christi, TX
Calib Webb of Erwin
Nieces: Shawna Allen of Erwin, who was very special and dear to Hobert
Candy Morrison of Caty, TX
Erica White of Erwin
Lela Belle Webb of Erwin
Very Special Friends: Ralph Rabbit Higgins, Mike Nelson and Marsha Poore
Several Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, and many friends
The life of Hobert Hampton will be remembered and honored in a funeral service to be at Valley Funeral Home on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 8:00 PM. Reverend Dewey Duke Harris will officiate. A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will be from 6:00 PM until service time on Saturday at Valley Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 1:30 PM at Martin Creek Cemetery. Those who will be attending will meet at Valley Funeral Home on Sunday by 1:00 PM to go in procession to the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be David Hampton, Michael Hampton, Brandon Patten, Allen Patten, Robbie Patten, Richard Patten, Chris Hampton, Hunter Hampton, and Jed Casey. Honorary pallbearers will be Logan Hampton, Michael Patten, Rabbit Higgins, and Robert Hampton.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at www.valleyfuneralhome.net. These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Hobert Hampton through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.