James W. Hampton, 73, Orlando, Fla., formerly of Akron, Ohio, died April 26, 2022, at Advent Health Orlando. He was born on October 5, 1948, in Cleveland, Ohio, a son of the late William and Clara Black Hampton.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his companion of almost 21 years, Carolyn Sue Kindle; and a brother David Hampton.
James was a self-employed, painter (Hamptons Painting), retired. He enjoyed drag racing, spending time with his family, and watching his grandbabies grow up. His favorite meal was always a nice, big well-done steak that his grandkids would always promise him every time he’d come home from each hospital visit. He loved taking his grandkids to Orlando Speed World when they were younger. They attended every event with him, and his favorite part was them being there to watch him fly down that drag strip and run back to the van to see his timings. His children and grandchildren were his life.
Surviving is his son, Timothy Hampton of Orlando, Fla; his step-children, Robin (Kenny) McLean; Shawna (Leo) Bond, of Orlando, Fla; Bruce Kindle (late Donna Kindle) of Fleming, Ohio, Todd Kindle of Batesville, Ohio, and Camela “Cammie” (Scott) Kindle of Woodsfield, Ohio; one brother, John Hampton of Chiang Mai, Thailand, two sisters, Elaine Beason and Maureen Earlenbaugh of Akron, Ohio; 14 grandchildren, Carrie (Eugene) Erb, and April (Jason) Reynolds of Fleming, Ohio, Friend “Bub” Daugherty of Orlando, Fla., Tara Pollock of Columbus, Ohio, Tommy Phillips of Ohio, Derek Pritchard; Miranda (Deion) Vita of Orlando, Fla., Elizabeth “Boo” (Tucker) Bond of Osteen, Fla., Brandon (Mariana) Bond of Geneva, Fla., Katlyn (Mike) Miller of Christmas, Fla.; Breonna Hampton of Orlando, Fla.; Natashia Hughey of Woodsfield, Ohio, Cortney (Zach) Hammond of Hannibal, Ohio, and Amber (Shawn) Salisbury of Carrington, Ohio. 20 great-grandchildren, Iesha (Tony) Daugherty, Eric (Alyssa) Daugherty, and Austin Daugherty, all of Mississippi; Tristan, Talon, and Keyarra Daugherty, and Stephen “Junior” Pearl, of Orlando, Fla., Randy Kindle of Fleming, Ohio.; Brayden Hughey, Emily and Kirbie Rhoades, of Woodsfield, Ohio., Klayton and Noah Hughey, Benjamin and Thomas Salisbury, of Carrington, Ohio, Aiden Anderson, Zinella Thomas of Orlando, Fla., Paighton and Paislee Miller of Fort Christmas, Fla., Lucas Bond of Geneva, Fla., and one unborn great-grandchild due on September 4, 2022; two great-great grandchildren, Alayna Bennett, and Weston Daugherty, both of Lucedale, Mississippi.; and many niece and nephews.
Friends will be received from 11 a.m. until time of funeral service at 1 p.m. Saturday May 14, 2022 at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio with Brent Roth officiating. Burial will follow in the West Union Cemetery near Sardis, Ohio.
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