John William Hampton, age 86, a resident of Chillicothe, Missouri, passed away on Monday, October 23, 2023, at Morningside Center in Chillicothe, Missouri. Born on August 18, 1937, in Chula, Missouri, he was the son of Orville Adelbert and Rosie Odis (Graves) Hampton. John served in the United States Army during the Korean War and married Frances Lee Ewing on April 16, 1971, in Camdenton, Missouri. His wife survives him at their home. John worked as a truck driver for Trager Quarry for over six decades and was a dedicated member of the American Legion Vern R. Glick Post #25 and the VFW. He was also a past member of Ducks Unlimited. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing and hunting ducks, deer, and turkey.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Frances; daughter Donna Bragg of Corsicana, Texas; grandsons Derek and Ryan Bragg, also of Corsicana, Texas; great-granddaughter Collins McKay Bragg; sister-in-law Opal Wood of Lawson, Missouri; nephews Terry Hampton of Chula, Missouri, Tim Hampton of Chillicothe, Missouri, David Lamp of Lubbock, Texas, and Dennis Lamp of Liberty, Missouri; nieces Lisa Stephens of Princeton, Missouri, Cathy Gillespie of Chula, Missouri, and Debbie Batson of Chillicothe, Missouri; and four great-nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by his parents, sister Shirley Hampton, and brothers Jack and James Hampton.
Memorial services will be held at Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe, Missouri, on Saturday, November 4, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. Visitation is scheduled at the same location on November 4, from 10:00 a.m. until the service time. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, November 3, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Memorial contributions can be made to the Plainview Cemetery in Chula, Missouri, and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, Missouri 64601.