James ‘Larry’ Hampton

Published 4:59 pm Friday, March 30, 2018

James (Larry) Hampton, 72, of Roaring River, born in Surry County to the late Cornelius Hampton and Willie Ann Hampton on Sept. 14, 1945, died on March 28, 2018 at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center.

He was a member of Mt. Valley Missionary Baptist Church. He worked at McKnight’s and Sons Pallet Co. for 30 years and at Tyson Foods for five years. He was a caring and loving brother, father, grandfather and friend. Mr. Hampton enjoyed fishing, playing horseshoes, hunting, watching wrestling, racing, gardening and taking daily walks. During his illness he never complained. He was always laughing, talking junk and making people smile.

He was also preceded in death by brothers William Parker, McNeil Hampton, and sister, Mary Lou Redman.

Survivors: his wife of 52 years, Mary Lou Hampton; 3 daughters, Marilyn Hampton, Annette Tillery and Christina Hampton, all of Mocksville; sisters, Sylvia (Filemon) Hernandez of Roaring River, Virginia (Timmy) Wilborn of Roaring River, Sally Scales of Jonesville, Luthedia Jones of North Wilkesboro; brothers, Worth (Angela) Hampton of North Wilkesboro, Ronnie Hampton and Thomas Hampton both of Roaring River; 5 grandchildren, Lakisha (Nia) Hampton, Justin Tillery, Jaleesa West, Kabrion Hauser, Latrinda Tillery, all of Mocksville; great-grandchildren, Jamari Tillery, Shaira Tillery, Brooklyn Tillery, all of Mocksville; a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends; and special friend, Martha Key.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31 at Miller Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Casey Walker, Deacon James Gentry and the Rev. Calvin Bryant officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Valley Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Miller Funeral Service from 1-2 on Saturday, prior to the service.

Condolences: www.millerfuneralservice.com.