REV. CARL DEAN HAMPTON, 82, Franklin, Tenn., went to be with the Lord May 8, 2020. He received his master’s degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, and pastored Southern Baptist churches in Alabama, Texas, Tennessee, and Florida with 40 years of service. While continuing to pastor, he also served more than 20 years with the U.S. Army National Guard as Chaplain. Preceding him in death were parents James Ezra Hampton and Artie Floyd Hampton; stepmother Eula Harris Hampton; and brother Jimmy Lee Hampton.
Surviving are loving wife of 65 years Patsy Bellew Hampton of Franklin; son Craig (Cathy) Hampton of Franklin; daughters Beverly (Ben) Stanley of Pensacola, Fla., and Sandy (Bryan) Lake of Cumming, Ga.; grandchildren Ben Kyle Stanley, Allison (Phillip) Kunze, Ashley (Ryan) Flood, Justin (Meredith) Hampton, Travis (Abby) Hampton, and John Lake; great-grandchildren Felicity, Lucky, and Jamie Kunze, Emerson and Lainey Flood, Bennett and Lydia Hampton, and Jackson Hampton; and other loving family members.
A private family graveside was conducted May 11 at Williamson Memorial Gardens. Family members served as pallbearers. The family will have a celebration of life service later in the summer. They appreciate your love and support during this time. Memorial gifts may be made to Mission: Dignity, a ministry of GuideStone Financial Resources, at www.missiondignity.org, or Samaritan’s Purse at www.samaritanspurse.org. Williamson Memorial Funeral Home directed.
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