Oscar “Bill” Hampton, 84, longtime Bethel Acres resident, passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2019, in Shawnee.

Oscar “Bill” Hampton, 84, longtime Bethel Acres resident, passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2019, in Shawnee.

He was born March 9, 1935, to William and Ozeal (Hines) Hampton in Shawnee.

Bill was raised in Shawnee and was a 1955 graduate of Shawnee High School.

He married Lois Lovetta Gaddy on Jan. 22, 1956, in Shawnee.

Bill retired at the age of 50 from Santa Fe Railroad. He was a talented Gospel Magician and known as “Hamptini.” He liked to go to garage sales every Saturday.

Bill was a longtime member of Liberty Baptist Church and Blackburn Chapel Baptist Church. He held a 15-year perfect attendance in Sunday school. He was a devout follower of Christ and a loving husband and father.

He was preceded in death by his son, Terry Hampton; and his parents, William and Ozeal Hampton.

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 63 years, Lois Lovetta Hampton of the home; one daughter and one son-in-law, Diane and Gary Hill of Tecumseh; one son, Jay Hampton of Shawnee; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister and one brother-in-law, Doris and Jack Hurst of Shawnee; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Bobby Hampton of Shawnee, and Larry Jack and Linda Hampton of Seminole; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, June 7, and continue through service time.

Graveside service will be 2 p.m., Saturday, June 8, at Blackburn Chapel with Reverend Larry Sparks officiating under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

To share memories, or to sign the guestbook online, go to www.cooperfuneral.com.