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Originally published: 2014-02-17 11:33:20
Last modified: 2014-02-17 12:14:53

Wayne Houston Hampton

Wayne Houston Hampton, 76, of 394 Critcher Road, Boone, passed away Saturday afternoon, Feb. 15, 2014, at Watauga Medical Center.

Wayne was born April 25, 1937 in Watauga County, a son of the late Darius Sebastian Hampton and Lena Carroll Hampton. He was the retired owner and operator of Hampton's Body Shop and Wrecker Service in Boone, for over 50 years. Wayne was a member and deacon of Three Forks Baptist Church in Boone.

Wayne is survived by his wife of 54 years, Joyce Hartley Hampton of the home; two sons, Dwayne S. Hampton and wife, Tonya, and Toby L. Hampton and wife, Ellen, all of Boone; four granddaughters, Jessica Stansberry and husband, Scott, of Sugar Grove, Alicia Townsend and husband, Mitchell, of Boone, Amanda Critcher and husband, Patrick, of Greensboro, and Leah Hampton of Boone; one grandson, Andrew Hampton of Boone; three great-granddaughters, Haleigh Lawson of Sugar Grove, Kayla Townsend and Alexa Townsend, both of Boone; one great-grandson, Hunter Townsend of Boone; two sisters, Juella Francis and husband, David, of Johnson City, Tenn., and Muriel Jean Jones and husband, J.B., of Boone; one brother, Denver Hampton and wife, Avis, of Huntersville; and one aunt, Virginia Carroll of Boone. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Wayne Houston Hampton will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at Mount Vernon Baptist Church. The body will lie in state at the church from 1 to 2 p.m. Officiating will be Pastor David Ricker, the Rev. Ernest Richards and the Rev. James McKinney. Burial will follow in Mount Lawn Memorial Park and Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Vernon Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Foundation, 4701 Hedgemore Drive Ste 810, Charlotte, NC 28209-2280, or to Three Forks Baptist Church, 1922 US Highway 421 South, Boone, NC 28607.

Online condolences may be sent to the Hampton Family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.