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Billy Gene Hampton Jr.

Obituary Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Billy Gene Hampton Jr., age 68, of Cumming, GA, passed away at home on Sunday, June 18, 2017. He was born February 10, 1949 at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, to the late Billy Gene Hampton, Sr. and the late Ella Dee Hampton as the first of four children. He was married to Anne Crews in 2004, who survives.

Bill graduated from Central High School and attended Southeast Missouri State University in his hometown, prior to joining the United States Army National Guard as a radio operator and photographer.  His career path led him to Atlanta where he was a freelance photographer for both the Marietta Daily Journal and the Atlanta Journal Constitution, and towards the end of his career, transitioned into special event photography.  During these same 45 years, he also managed his own radio communications business, enjoying the hike and climb to his repeaters on Little Sweat Mountain and Sawnee Mountain.

In addition to his wife Anne, Bill is survived by his brother Matt Hampton and his children Jerry, Lori, and Danny; sister Melissa Hampton Perlman; Anne's adult children Mona Ayers and her children Nicole and Nolan; and Sanderson Crews, and his children Isabel and Samantha.  He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Robert Hampton.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 26, in the Chapel at McDonald and Son Funeral Home in Cumming.  The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. prior to the service.  

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Sawnee Amateur Radio Association or the North Fulton Amateur Radio Relay League.


Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com.

Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home, 150 Sawnee Drive, Cumming, GA  30040   (770) 886.9899

Funeral Date
06/26/2017 at 11:00AM
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McDonald & Son Funeral Home
Phone
(770) 886-9899
Address
150 Sawnee Dr, Cumming 30040
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