Harold "Hal" Hampton

September 18, 1931February 1, 2020

Harold “Hal” Neid Hampton passed away on Saturday, February 1 at St. David’s South Hospital in Austin. He is survived by his loving wife Barbara, son David, grandchildren Benjamin Hampton, Robert Hampton, and Katherine Hampton and great-grandsons Caleb Hampton and Brody Hampton. He is predeceased by his son Eric Neal Hampton. He grew up in Victoria and graduated from the University of Texas and University of Colorado. Harold was an ardent Longhorn fan.

Harold was a career Air Force officer rising to the rank of Lt. Colonel and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Air Medal with 15 Oak Leaf clusters and the Air Force Commendation Medal. After 280 combat missions in Vietnam, he was chief of intelligence at Davis Monthan Air Base in Arizona. Then he led a military training program with the Chilean Air Force in Santiago, Chile. He retired after 24 years of service to his country.

He also worked at the Texas State Employment Commission for 15 years and started a program to assist people in finding short-term employment, in addition to providing employment counseling.

A memorial service will be held at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Westlake Hills at 11:00 am., Saturday, February 8th. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Honor Flight Austin or Paralyzed Vets is preferred.


  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, February 8, 2020


Harold "Hal" Hampton

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Bo Mc McCool

February 11, 2020

I'm sorry to learn of Hal's death, and feel kinship and concern for Barbara's deep loss. When I met Hal, I met a fine human being, worthy of much respect and grieving. Barbara, I know personally of your sense of loss from losing a dear husband of many years ago.
My prayers are with you and family as you work through this time of loss and mourning.


February 8, 2020

Hal was such a great neighbor and friend. I never saw him without a smile on his face. He will be missed.

All my love and healing prayers for Barbara and the rest of Hal’s family.
Jarrel Maurice

Catherine Hanrahan

February 5, 2020

Hal exemplified humility and grace. He was a wonderful friend and neighbor. We were so honored to know him.
Much love to his family, we are so sorry for your loss.
Larry and Catherine Hanrahan

Judi Heeley

February 5, 2020

The picture of Hal is just perfect. Wish I could be there but will be thinking of you all. Love you so much, Judi