Published 4:14 pm Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Earl Hampton, 90, of Johnson City, Tenn., passed away Monday, November 29, 2021, at Johnson City Medical Center. Earl was born in Carter County to the late Leonard Benjamin Hampton and Mary Nave Hampton. In addition to his parents, Earl was preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Glenda Williams Hampton; three sisters, Ethel Hampton, Ella Mae Miller and Orlia Harrison; five brothers, Samuel Hampton, Paul Hampton, Ray Hampton, Roy Hampton and Johnny Hampton; and a special cousin, Ruth Street.
Earl graduated from Elizabethton High School in 1949. He joined the United States Army and was a First Sergeant having served in the Korean Conflict. He later served in the United States Army Reserves. Earl was the owner and operator of Hampton Homes based in Johnson City, Tenn., and built hundreds of houses in East Tennessee. He served as Board of Education member of Tennessee Bible College in Cookeville, Tenn., for 38 years. Earl read the Bible every day; he had actually read the Bible through 14 times.
Survivors include a daughter, Robbin Hampton Aesque and husband Charles of Gray, Tenn.; a son, Tony Hampton and wife Martha of Sulphur Springs, Tenn.; a brother, Jerry Hampton of Knoxville, Tenn.; a sister-in-law, Bobbie Hampton of Erwin, Tenn.; his grandchildren, Brock Aesque and Hank Hampton; one great-grandchild, Liam Jude Aesque; and a special nephew, Chuck Hampton of Charlestown, W.Va.
A private service for members of the Hampton family will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 4, in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. The family kindly requests those in attendance wear masks and observe COVID-19 protocol. Military Honors will be accorded by the Boone Dam VFW Post 4933. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is honored to serve the Hampton family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Service Information Line: (423) 543-4917.