John C. “Johnny” Hampton

Published 4:34 pm Tuesday, March 26, 2019

John C. “Johnny” Hampton, 84, of Unicoi, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 23, 2019, from the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center. Johnny was born in Elizabethton, Tenn., to the late Leonard and Mary Nave Hampton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Ray Hampton, Roy Hampton, Samuel Hampton and Paul Hampton, and three sisters, Ethel Hampton, Orlia Harrison and Ella Mae Miller.
Johnny was the former owner and operator of John’s Barber Shop in Baltimore, Md. He was a United States Army veteran, having served his country proudly in the Korean Conflict. He was a 32nd Degree Mason of the Unicoi Masonic Lodge #681 F&AM and a member of Grace Methodist Church of Erwin.
Johnny loved to garden, golf, loved his church and being with his children and his church family.
Those left to cherish his memory include his loving and devoted wife, Barbara Hampton, of the home; two sons, Terry L. Hampton and wife Kristin of Gray, Tenn., and Chuck Hampton and wife Joyce of Ranson, W.Va.; four grandchildren, Jason Hampton of Gray, Jennifer Hampton of Gray, Lindsey Sederstrom of Stephen City, Va., and Chelsea Hampton of Hagerstown, Md.; three great-grandchildren, Ethan Abramot, Tristan Abramot and Oliver Sederstrom; and two brothers, Earl Hampton of Johnson City and Jerry Hampton and wife Sandy of Knoxville, Tenn. Several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.
A service to honor the life of John C. “Johnny” Hampton will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 28, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Rev. Garland James and Mr. Tony Hoss, minister, officiating. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service. The graveside service and inurnment will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, March 29, at Mountain Home National Cemetery (in the new section of the VA Cemetery). Military Honors will be accorded by the Carter County Honor Guard. Honorary pallbearers will be Rev. Garland James, Herschel and Barbara Scalf, Anthony and Karen Lyons, Rob and Kathy Perry, Steve and Carol McGill and Brenda and Bill Brown. Those wishing to attend the service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 12:50 p.m. Friday. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Dawn of Hope, P.O. Box 30, Johnson City, TN 37605. Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website at
Mr. Johnny Hampton and his family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Office: (423) 542-2232. Service Information Line: (423) 543-4917.

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