OBITUARY

Charles Raymond Hampton

January 22, 1938May 26, 2019

Longtime Craig resident, Charles Raymond Hampton, died peacefully on Sunday, May 26, 2019, at his home in Craig. He was 81. A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Grant Mortuary. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 31, 2019, at the Grant Mortuary Chapel. Charles Raymond Hampton was born the son of Raymond Lafayette and Alaminda Mae (Hartzell) Hampton on January 22, 1938 in Price, Utah. He spent his childhood and attended schools in Price, Utah and Grand Junction, Colorado. Charles met the love of his life, Betty Jean Fletcher while he was residing in Grand Junction. After a short courtship, Charles and Betty were married on December 9, 1955. To this union, eight children were born. The couple had the honor of celebrating 63 years of marriage together last year. Charles worked in coalmines across the country. When he retired from Peabody Coal Company, he had 41 years of service. In his spare time, Charles enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with his family especially his grandchildren. Charles also enjoyed watching westerns and listening to old country music. He was a longtime member of the UMWA. Above all, he was a devoted husband to Betty and loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Charles is survived by his wife, Betty Hampton of Craig; seven children: Guy (Valaray) Hampton of Rifle, CO, Monty (Cindy) Hampton of Fairview, OK, Billy (Michelle) Hampton of Craig, Glenn (Shelly) Hampton of Layton, UT, Roy (Shawn) Hampton of Rifle, CO, Troy (Stephanie) Hampton of Craig and Lisa (Jimmy) Rossi of Hayden; and two sisters, Loreen Hampton of Grand Junction and Pam Aho of Fruita. Charles is further survived by 28 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Charles was preceded in death by his daughter, Judy Lynn Hampton; one granddaughter, Glenda Nielson; one great-grandson, Dominic Boren; and two brothers: Butch Hinkson and Dick Hampton.

Services

  • Memorial Service Friday, May 31, 2019

Memories

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Vasilios Emmanuel Glimidakis

May 30, 2019

Dear Hampton and other families,
I am sorry for your loss. May his memory be eternal! Rest easy, dear soul. God bless him and his family.

Bill Hampton

May 30, 2019

I feel so lucky that I was able to have a dad that taught me how to fix things. He was the best mechanic I have had in my life. He would never do the work for you, but he would sure let you know if you was not doing it right. He would always help, so you did it right and not have to do the job again. My dad was a man that would never look down at another person. Your spirit will always be with me. Love you dad, your son Bill

Michelle Hampton

May 30, 2019

I met Charles when I was just 14 years old and could tell he was a hard working family man and he instilled these attributes in each of his children. Later I married the love of my life and best friend, his son Bill who has followed in his dad’s footsteps of being a hard worker and always putting his family first. I love you Dad H! May you RIP until we meet again.

Heather Hampton

May 30, 2019

Grandpa, man I miss you so much already I love you. I know you are in our hearts forever! I’m thankful for the memories. Love you so much grandpa and this isn’t a goodbuy It’s a see ya later!! Love you lots
Love Granddaughter Heather

FROM THE FAMILY
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