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JERRY DEAN HAMPTON Sr.


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JERRY DEAN HAMPTON Sr. Obituary
JERRY DEAN HAMPTON, SR. July 4, 1923 ~ June 16, 2018 Jerry Dean Hampton Sr. of Red Bluff, CA, passed away on Saturday June 16, 2018 at Vintage Rose. He was born July 4, 1923 in Paynes Creek, CA. Jerry was the son of Olen Jack Hampton and Mildred Woodward Hampton. Jerry grew up in Paynes Creek and Red Bluff where he attended local schools. He was a truck driver for Crowder Apple Company in Paynes Creek. He also drove truck hauling gravel, hay, wheat and barley. Jerry served 2 years and 10 months in the United States Army with the 98th Field Artillery, 251st Remount Cavalry in the Southwest Pacific for 2 years. He received the Asiatic Pacific Ribbon with 1 Battle Star for the New Guinea Campaign and the Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged from the Army on October 26, 1945. Jerry moved to Red Bluff in 1949 where he met Ethel Laura Smith. They were married on August 16, 1949 and raised their children in Red Bluff. He was a logging truck driver for many years and eventually hauled lumber for Boyd Trucking Company. Jerry always had a love for horses and participated in local rodeo's with his good friend Jim Nunes. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and climbing Mt. lassen, and on his 81st birthday he climbed Mt. Lassen just as his father had done in his eighties. Jerry is predeceased in death by his wife Ethel and son Jerry Dean Hampton Jr. He is survived by daughters Cindy Hampton, Lindy Wright, Laury Brent, Nancy Dobbins and long time companion Betty Stroing, 15 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Graveside sevices will be held at Oakhill Cemetery, Friday, June 29th at 10:00 am. Arrangements are being handled by Blair's Direct Cremation and Burial Services. There will be a celebration of life at the home of Lindy and Eric Wright after the services.
Published in Daily News on June 26, 2018
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