Mr. Norman Louis Hampton, resident of Wynne, Arkansas, departed this life on Friday, November 24, 2017, in the comfort of his home at the age of 75. He was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas on Friday, January 9, 1942, the son of Henry Joe Hampton and Ora L. (Clark) Hampton.
Norman and Faye (Rains) Hampton were united in marriage on August 15, 1962, and together moved from Tilton to Wynne in 1969. They built their family home in 1971, which is commonly referred to as Hampton Hill. In 1969, Norman began work at Halstead Industries (now Mueller), and in 2009, retired after 40 years of dedicated service. Mr. Hampton was passionate about the outdoors. He loved hunting, fishing, camping, and vegetable gardening. He also enjoyed traveling, watching westerns, and spending time with family and friends. He was of the Pentecostal faith, and was a member of Calvary Apostolic Church.
Mr. Hampton was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Ora Hampton; a daughter, Sherry Kaye Hampton; and a half-sister, Ruby Newcom.
He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Faye Hampton of the home; a son, Brad Hampton of Wynne; a daughter, Sheila Hampton Foriska and fiancé, Alan, of Decatur, Tennessee; two grandchildren, Kristen Foriska Roberts and Dustin Foriska both of Decatur, Tennessee; four great-grandchildren, Kailey Roberts, Kaden Roberts, Jordan Foriska, and Kendall Ellison; a feisty, crumb-catching cocker spaniel, Sophie, known to Norman as So-Sie; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, in the Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home chapel in Wynne with Brother Tom Rains officiating. Interment will follow in Holly Springs Cemetery at Harrisburg.
Friends may visit at the funeral home from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 28, 2017.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers are Jeff Rains, Bryan Rains, Jeff Harrison, Windell Allen, Dylan Rains, and Blake Korbell. Honorary pallbearers are Dustin Foriska, James Ellison, and Robert Melton.
Memorials may be made in Norman’s honor to the American Cancer Society.