Hampton, Francis Marion
Van Buren Township, Michigan Died, Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at home with his family by his side. He was born on September 30, 1930, in Paragould, Arkansas, the son of Henry and Beatrice (Lowe) Hampton. On November 19, 1949, he married Sylvia L. Smith and she survives. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Belleville. He was retired from General Motor’s Hydramatic Plant in Willow Run. Survivors besides his loving wife of 62 years include: two sons: James (Sandy) Hampton and Fred (Shirley) Hampton; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters: Helen Cook and Elsie Davis, both from Paragould, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by both parents and his step father Elmer. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 20, 2012, at 1:00pm at Antioch Baptist Church, 6538 Rawsonville Rd. Belleville, MI. 48111, with Pastor Kevin Lovejoy officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 11:00am until the time of service. Burial will follow at Alban Cemetery in Ypsilanti, Michigan.