John V. Hampton Sr.

April 26, 1935 ‒ May 23, 2017

Fredericktown, Ohio

John V. Hampton Sr. of Fredericktown passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.

He was born April 26, 1935 in Galax, VA to William C. and Beauty M. (Vaughan) Hampton.

He is survived by his childhood sweetheart and wife of 63 years Sondra (Robinson) Hampton and their two sons Bradley and John Jr. (Sherry Wilson). He is also survived by granddaughter Lindsay (Brian) Vail, great granddaughters Lilly and Olivia Vail, nieces Linda (Leo) Rogers, Laura (Tim) Clever, and Sheila Jaco; nephews William (Donna) Hampton III, Daniel Hampton.; cousins Robert Lee (Margaret) Hampton and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his three brothers William C. Hampton Jr., CL Thomas, and James Thomas.

John was a Journeyman Patternmaker for many years at Cooper Bessemer and Aerial Corp.

He was a lifelong Cleveland Indians and Browns fan. He coached Little League and Babe Ruth Baseball in Fredericktown for many years and also umpired high school and college baseball.  John was very active in youth baseball and Fredericktown sporting teams.  He loved playing golf and camping with friends and family.

He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Our heartfelt thanks to all who cared for him, Dr. Elder, and especially Hospice of Knox County who were always there for John and the family.

Graveside service will be held on Monday, June 5 at 11:00 a.m. at Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown.

Memorial contributions in John’s name may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Avenue, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.

To share a memory or leave the family a condolence, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of John V. Hampton Sr..

  • TO THE HAMPTON FAMILY

    SO SAD TO SEE YOUR LOSS OUR HEARTS AND PRAYERS BE WITH YOU ALL.

    WE REMEMBER A LOT OF UMPIRE STORIES BETWEEN HIM AND JERRY A LOT OF FUN THEY HAD AND ENCOURAGED A LOT OF LITTLE GUYS TO PLAY BALL. SURE
    JOHN AND JERRY ARE UMPIRING AGAIN.

  • Hampton Family, our hearts are sad with the news about John, Sr. We remember the times in playing and coaching baseball his umpiring spirit and the love of the game.

    Our thoughts, memories, and prayers are with each of you as you travel this journey until you meet again. May the Lord send his arms to hold you dearly and give you peace.

    Rich and Janet (Letts) Hiles

  • Sonie and families, so very sorry to hear of the passing of John, many blessings and prayers. You were blessed to have him for so many years. Always think of sister Phyllis when I see you. Will keep you in my prayers.

  • Dear Sonie — We are sending our deepest sympathy to you and your family for the loss of John. He was blessed to have a family who loved and took care of him until the end. May your fond memories help you all through this difficult time of saying goodbye to such a nice guy. He will truly be missed by all who knew him. Sincerely, Susie and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • Having been in school with you both, I know the love you shared over the years. You were an adorable couple, and you were blessed with 63 years together. That in itself is remarkable. Just know, Sonie, you are in my heart and prayers for comfort in the days ahead. Hugs

  • So sorry for your loss Sonie, Johnny & Sherry & family. Thinking of you all.

  • So sorry to learn of Johns’ death. Our family has many fond memories of him, mostly involving his coaching Little League baseball teams. He and Jerry were excellent coaches. I have some home movies of some of the games. It is hard to believe they are gone. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.God be with you.

  • Dear Sonia & Family, So sorry to learn of John’s passing. I know how difficult this time is for all of you. Time to remember all the wonderful times you shared. Hang on to those memories tightly. My thoughts & prayers are with each of you. Vivian Hill

  • My sincere sympathy to you Sonie and your family. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Our sympathy to your family. You can be very proud of the contribution John gave to the youth of our community throughout the years. Ray and Pat Davis

  • Sonie and Family, We are so sorry to learn of John’s passing. We always enjoyed both of you so much. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time of sorrow. We know how much love you had for each other. John will be missed. Love, Mike and Marilyn Lamb.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. It was good visiting with you yesterday, Sonie.
    Linda

  • Sonie,Brad and Johnny,
    Sorry to learn of John’s passing. I have many fond memories of playing Little League, and Babe Ruth ball for John. He was a fair coach and kept the game fun, the way it was intended. You have my heartfelt condolences.