Oct 31, 2012 - StaffJohn W. Hampton, of Lander, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at Wind River Health Care in Riverton. He was 72 years old.
Funeral services were Friday, Oct. 19, at the Holy Rosary Church with burial at Mount Hope Cemetery in Lander.
John Walter Hampton was born Feb. 23, 1940, in California. He later moved to Manford, Okla., where he lived until he graduated from high school in 1958. He moved to Lander when U.S. Steel began building the Atlantic City ore mine. He served in the Army for two years as a military police officer. He then returned to Lander and worked at U.S. Steel until it closed.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church.
He worked at the Lander Senior Center and Ace Hardware.
His family said he enjoyed fishing, hunting, working in the yard and reading.
He is survived by his wife, Karen; daughters Julie Limardo and Pam McIntosh; son Jim Hampton; sister Vera Moore; seven grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Lander Senior Center or Knights of Columbus Scholarship Fund c/o the Holy Rosary Church.
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