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AMerican Veteran 11


Allen Clyde Hampton

June 12, 1930 ~ April 11, 2019 (age 88)

Allen Clyde “Al” Hampton, 88, of Litchfield, passed away Thurs., Apr. 11, 2019 at 9:34 a.m. in HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.  He was born on June 12, 1930, in Litchfield, the son of William Clyde & Pearl Marie (Bailey) Hampton.  Mr. Hampton was a Veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard and served during the Korean conflict.  He graduated from Litchfield High School with the Class of 1948.  Allen was a furnace tender engineer and worked for Hillsboro Glass company for 30 years.  He enjoyed dancing and line dancing, and he had good mechanic skills.  He was a member of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield.  Allen married the former Betty Jean Gooden on June 29, 1951 in Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield.  She preceded him in death on Dec. 15, 2009.  He is survived by:

4 sons,                 Michael A. (Shirley) Hampton of Litchfield

                              James W. Hampton of Mt. Sterling

                              David W. Hampton of Litchfield

                              Larry D. Hampton of Litchfield

2 daughters,        Gloria J. (Alan) Naughton of Fremont, NE

                              Susan M. (Larry) Hosto of Oelwein, IA

7 grandchildren,  Paul, Mary, & Diane Naughton;

Pamela (Sam) Westendorf & Tyler Hosto;

                              Nancy (Richard) King & Craig (Jaclyn) Hampton

2 great-grandchildren, Gabriel Hampton & Nicholas King

Allen was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Betty; 1 sister, Doris Strate.

Funeral services will be held Tues., Apr. 16, 2019 at 11 a.m. in Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield.  Rev. James Tinzmann former Pastor of St. Timothy United Methodist Church in Litchfield will officiate.  Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Litchfield.  Visitation will be held Monday from 4 – 7 p.m. in the funeral home.  The family suggests memorials to Litchfield Veteran’s Memorial Garden or Alzheimer’s Association.  

Donations may be made to:

Litchfield Veterans' Memorial Garden Fund
P.O. Box 593, Litchfield IL 62056

Alzheimer's Association

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