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Leon Hampton

Pontotoc, MS

Leon Hampton, 87, passed away June 27, 2017 in Collierville, TN. Leon Hampton was born in Marshall Co. MS and grew up in a large family on a farm in Collierville, TN. He worked hard all of his life and was grateful for work. He had a successful sales career that started with Colonial Bread Co. where he was promoted to supervisor. He continued selling in the food industry until his retirement with Hardin's Sysco in 1991. In his retirement he enjoyed caring for his nephew's daughter Lindsay and he never shied away from work that needed to be done around the house. Leon was kind, generous and loving. He developed Alzheimer's and continued to be kind, generous, and loving throughout his illness. He was a good and prayerful man who loved God and loved people. He will be remembered for never putting off until tomorrow what you can do today, his love of life, twinkling blue eyes and contagious laughter. We will miss him. He will always be in our hearts.

Services will be Friday, June 30, at 11 a.m. at West Heights Baptist Church in Pontotoc. Dr. David Hamilton and Bro. David Hampton will officiate. Burial will follow in West Heights Cemetery. Baldwin Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors: children-Diane Lafferty(Michael), Vickie Hampton and Jimmy Hampton(Sandra); sisters-Evelyn Marbry(David), Evie Ann Malone, Loyce Stelling(Tommy), Joyce Dempsey(Raymond) and Linda Keel(Harold); brothers-Leo Hampton(Betty) and David Hampton(Shelby); two grandchildren-Wendy Sebastian(Mike) and Michael Hampton(Alisa); and five great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: his wife of 60 years-Marie Holloway Hampton; parents-Vasti and Demar Hampton; sisters-Lillian Paschail and Laverne Bradford and brother-Charles Demar(C.D.) Hampton.

Pallbearers: Mike Cruise, Randy Cruise, Woody Hampton, Tommy Stelling, Raymond Dempsey, Steve Stafford, Jim Reed and Bobby Forman.

Visitation will be 9 a.m., until service time on Friday, June 30, 2017.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the at ALZ.org.

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Published in The Commercial Appeal from June 29 to June 30, 2017
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