Kenneth Wayne Hampton, Sr.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Kenneth Wayne Hampton, Sr., was born in Mounds, Ark., on September 1, 1939, to Floyd and Rosetta Hampton (Silkwood). Kenny died peacefully on May 26, 2018, at his home in Marmaduke, Ark., with his family at his bedside. He was 78 years, eight months and 25 days.

On October 25, 1972, he married the love of his life, Glenda Lea Hampton (Patterson). For 45 years they shared their love with six children, Kenny, Jr., Kathy (Michael), Tammy (Cliff), Brian (Lisa), David (Katie) and Ginny Lynn (Clint). With these children there were 25 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, which he adored more than life itself. He loved taking them swimming, fishing, riding on the 4x4 mule and anything else they wanted to do.

Kenny worked as an engineer at nuclear power plants in various states which allowed him and Glenda to live all over the United States. He loved cars, photography and flying. Upon his retirement he settled back in his hometown of Marmaduke to be around his family and friends. His love and enjoyment of life reflected on all who knew and loved him. He was truly an amazing and extraordinary man.

Kenny is preceded in death by his parents; his son, Kenny, Jr.; granddaughter Katelyn and brother Dub. He is survived by his wife Glenda of the home; their children Kathy, Tammy, Brian, David and Ginny along with 25 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and his siblings, Roy, Paulette, Shirley (Bob), Charles (Donna), Sandra (Alton), Sharon (Buddy), Ricky (Vicki), Mickey (Belinda) Michael (Lisa) along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was loved by many and will be missed by all who knew him.

When God sent the angels and they took you away, I saw a smile on your face and your pain went away. My sorrow was lifted and my tears were no more. For I heard God say, I promise you will see him again one day.

Visitation will be held beginning at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29, and services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 30, at Marmaduke First Baptist Church with Bro. Kim Bridges officiating.

Interment to follow at Harvey’s Chapel Cemetery, located near Marmaduke.