George T. Hampton, the son of the late David Melton and Mary Magdeline Hamlett Hampton, was born in Steele on Dec. 18, 1924, and died at his home in Dexter on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, at the age of 85.
Mr. Hampton had lived in the Steele and Sikeston areas before moving to Dexter in 1953. He had farmed for many years and enjoyed fishing. He was a member of the Dexter Lion's Club and the V.F.W. post.
On Aug. 8, 1946, he was married to Ruby Mae Franks in East Prairie. She preceded him in death on April 27. 2007.
Surviving are one son, Tom Hampton of Dexter; four daughters, Linda Foster and Teresa Gibson both of Dexter, Marilyn Shatoska of Prairieville, La., and Connie Robertson of Wappapello; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; three sisters, Polly Aaron of Anderson, Ind., Pauline Lindsey of Harrisburg, Ark., and Betty McCollough of Sikeston. Other relatives and many friends also survive. He was preceded in death by one grandson, Brad Foster; four brothers; and one sister.
Visitation was held after 12 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 25, 2010, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 25, 2010, at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with the Rev. Phil Warren of Dexter officiating.
Interment followed in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield with Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Dexter in charge of arrangements.