Donald Hampton

Alton | Tuesday, November 30 2021 |

Donald E. Hampton, 75, died at 8:44 a.m. Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at St. Mary’s Hospital in St. Louis, MO. 

Born March 24, 1946, in Alton, he was the son of Harold and Lorraine (Wethington) Hampton.  Mr. Hampton served in the U.S. Air Force as a Tech Sgt. from 1965-1968 and was a member of SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Alton.  He retired as an electrician for Fred Weber Rock Quarry.  On May 19, 1967, he married the former Ellen M. Lamparter at Cannon Air Force Base in Clovis, New Mexico.  She survives. 

Also, surviving are two daughters, Dawn McDonald (Robert) of Jerseyville and Shannon Orban (Bryan) of Medora, two sons, Eric Hampton (Cynthia) of Jerseyville and Zane Hampton of Alton, 11 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by three brothers, John Hampton, Greg Hampton, and Bobby Hinthorne, and a sister, Joyce Curry. 

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Wayne “Cork” Hampton, and three sisters, Linda Cerutti, Marilyn Stemm, and Karen Hinthorne.  Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday, December 2, 2021, at Gent Funeral Home in Alton.  A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 3, 2021, at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Alton.  Father Jeff Holtman will officiate. 

Burial will be at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Godfrey with full military honors.  Memorials may be made to SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church.  Online guestbook and information may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Gent Funeral Home

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