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H. Hampton Kicklighter, May 17, 1940-June 9, 2014

Retired United Methodist Pastor for twelve years and choral and string teacher for thirty-three years, Hamp went to be with Our Lord on June 9, 2014. He was born in Hawkinsville, GA, to Arthur M. and Caroline Fountain Kicklighter. He is survived by his wife, Susan Strong Kicklighter of Montgomery, AL; brother, Dr. Joseph A. Kicklighter of Auburn, AL; son, Hampton Kicklighter Jr (Melissa) of Dublin, GA; daughter, Caroline Hoffman of Highlands Ranch, CO; grandchildren, Alexander, Jackson, and Samuel Kicklighter and Michael Hoffman; stepchildren, Peter Strong of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Katie Hays (Philip) of Arlington, VA, and Betsy Strong of Birmingham, AL. He also leaves brothers-in-law William Galloway, Jr of Huntsville, AL and Col. (Ret.) Richard Carver (Judy) of Omaha, NE, and several cousins and step-nephews and niece. He was devoted to his Lord, his family, his students, and his congregations. He held master's degrees in both music and education and worked towards a Ph.D. in conducting at the University of Iowa. One of his proudest achievements was working for five years under the late Robert Shaw of the Atlanta Symphony Chorale. He later completed The Course of Study School and obtained his associate's degree at Candler School of Theology at Emory University. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on June 12, 2014 at First United Methodist Church in Montgomery with Dr. Lawson Bryan, Dr. Karl Stegall, and Rev. John Evangelista officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Stegall Seminary Foundation or the Montgomery Humane Society.


Published in the Montgomery Advertiser on June 11, 2014
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