Our beloved Veteran Larry Hampton, born 09/01/1947, our mountain man, left this earth for his flight with the angels on 11/23/2022. He would leave this earth in his wife’s arms and surrounded by family who loved him as he took his last breath at home.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents Benjamin (Fonzy) and Ruby Hampton; Brothers Carl and George Hampton; Sisters Ann and Cheril Dean Hampton and brother in law James Kennedy.
Larry was survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Molly Butler Hampton. Molly was the love of his life and his largest supporter in all he did. Should we all be so lucky as to know the love they shared.
Daughters Kristen Matheson and Cheri/Gary Duckett. Twin brother Gary Hampton and his wife June. Mother in Law, Dorothy Atkins Butler. Step Children, Joshua Goforth, Nicole Goforth/John Trask. Grandchildren Justin, Ashley, Jaime, Raven, Angel, Hawk, Beth, and Noah. Great Grand Children Hadley, Emberly, and Amora.
Loved ones sister in law’s Claire McNeal, children Brian/Emily and Karen, and their children Logan, Miranda, Wyatt, Taylor, McKenzie, and Kolton. Sister in Law Wendy Kennedy and children Mitchell/Kendra and their children Camron, Cole and Kaleb, Daniel and Blyth, their child Bronn. Niece Ashley Lemoine, Brother in law Charles and wife Valerie, their children Damion, Erica and Devon.
Very beloved friends, Jay Lemoine, Lynne and Tim Burchell, and Diane and Doug Harris.
Larry is also survived by his Hope of East Tennessee family, who he dearly loved. He took joy in the clients and the patients in which he was in contact with daily.
Larry was a proud veteran who served in the Army alongside his twin brother Gary. As well as a member of his special family with the Tennessee Honor Guard.
Larry was our mountain man, who found his joy on the family camping property, listening to the sounds of the creek and cherishing the nature in which surrounded him. He enjoyed working outside and building things. He found many ways to treat his loved ones with the next delicacies in which he brought in from his smoker. Larry loved UT Football and remained a dedicated fan, even when the going was rough. Larry was the kind of man in which you instantly loved as his personality didn’t know a stranger and he was the first one willing to help someone in need. His love knew no boundaries and was warmly extended to all. There was no man more loved by both his family and his community. We often joked that Larry had the largest tribe of women in the family who thought the world of him. There will be no one, more missed, than Larry Hampton.
There will be a memorial announced in the near future. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to one of his two favorite places, Hope of East Tennessee INC or the Tennessee Honor Guard. Alternatively, you may mail a simple card with your condolences to his wife Molly.
You will see me in the whisper of the leaves blowing within a soft wind. You will hear me in the sound of the babbling creek. You will find me in the leaves of the fall and the colorations in the spring. You will feel me in the warmth of the sun. You will find me in the radiance of the moon and in the energies of the sun. I am with you and I will never leave you. As I will be all places, in which you look for me. KLD.