W.T. ‘Dub’ Hampton
Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 2:26 pm The Messenger. 07.28.08 William Thomas “W.T.” “Dub” Hampton, 80, of Union City died July 26, 2008, at Golden Living Center in Union City. Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at White-Ranson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Phillip Pinion officiating. Burial will follow in Antioch Cemetery in the Crystal community. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until the hour of services Tuesday. Pallbearers will be Sammy McCollum, David Williams, Roger Williams, Larry Gray, Wilford Denton, Bill Garrigan, Larry Langford, Daniel Russell and David Fowler. Honorary pallbearers will be Dale McDaniel, Darius Carr, Paul Robertson, Don Whipple, Bobby Caldwell, Johnny Hassell and members of the Roger Coleman Sunday School Class at Antioch Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The family requests that memorials be made to Antioch Cumberland Presbyterian Church, in care of Hazel Williams, 1305 Colonial Drive, Union City, TN 38261. He was born April 7, 1928, in Obion County, son of the late William Preston and Lacie (Council) Hampton. He married the former Anna Simmons Feb. 7, 1945. She survives. He was a lifelong farmer and had been employed at the former Reelfoot Packing Co. in Union City. He was a member of Antioch Cumberland Presbyterian Church, where he was an elder for 50 years and had been treasurer and trustee of the church. He was a past director of both the Farmers Bank of Woodland Mills and Obion County Farmers Co-op. A Mason, he had served as Past Worshipful Master of Tyre Lodge in the Crystal community. He was also a member of Al Chymia Shrine of Memphis and Goodwill Shrine of Union City. Survivors also include two daughters and his son-in-law, Kathy and Keith Forrester of Rives and Janis Owens of Florissant, Mo.; his son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Judy Hampton of Woodland Mills; another daughter-in-law, Charlotte Hampton of Woodland Mills; seven grandchildren, Ken Owens of Florissant, Todd Hampton of Martin, Paige Merwin of Murfreesboro, Wade Owens of Lacey, Wash., Angie Partin of Woodland Mills, Andy Forrester of Rives and Will Hampton of Memphis; 11 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Kathleen Moore of Woodland Mills, Jane Mathis of Russellville, Ky., and Glenda Chrisman of Atlanta. He was also preceded in death by his son, Bill Hampton, who died July 16, 2008. Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home Web site: www.white-ranson.com.