Lewis “Pen” Hampton

Published 11:57 am Monday, December 12, 2016

Lewis “Pen” Hampton, 80, of Elizabethton, passed away on Friday, December 9, 2016, at home. He was the son of the late Manuel and Edna Pike Hampton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Billy Hampton; his sister, Gracie Bailey; his mother-in-law, Frances Colbaugh; and his sister-in-law, Nancy Hampton.
Lewis was a proud veteran of the United States Army and retired from Raytheon. He was a member of Borderview Christian Church. He was a member of the Watauga Masonic Lodge #622 F&AM. His hobbies included hunting with his brother and nephews, watching baseball, and traveling.
Survivors include his wife, Jerry Shields Hampton, of the home; his daughter, Penny Hampton, also of the home; his brother, Silas Hampton, of Roanoke, Va.; nieces, Teresa Hardin and family Stephanie, Bradley, JoJo, Zackary, Rachael, Brandon, Jayden, Elijah and Emory; nephews, Mike (Donna) Hampton, Nathan (Jennie) Hampton and Jeremiah Hampton; and great-nephews, Zack, Jacob, Lucas, Josey, Christian and Adam.
A service to honor the life of Lewis “Pen” Hampton will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday, December 12, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Mr. Scott Fisher, minister, officiating. Music will be provided by Scott Reynolds, organist, and Michele Watson Adkins, soloist. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, prior to the service, or at the residence at anytime. The graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 13, in the Dogwood Section of Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Kenneth Chambers, Mike Hampton, Nathan Hampton and Josey, Jeremiah Hampton, David Dephew, Andrew McKinney, Steve Burrough Jr. and Jody Crowe. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Borderview Christian Church, his fellow masonic brethren, Tyler Malone, Bill Hambrick and Ross Sams. Those wishing to attend the service are asked to meet at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, to go in procession. The family would like to express a special thanks to Joy and Missy, Rissia, Jeff, Regina, Garrett, Colton Carpenter and Elaine Fair, and also to the faculty and staff of T.A. Dugger. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to T.A. Dugger Junior High School/Media Center, 305 East E. Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643, 423-547-8025. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Hampton family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.

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