Wayne Houston Hampton, age 76, of 394 Critcher Road, Boone, passed away Saturday afternoon, February 15, 2014, at Watauga Medical Center.

Wayne was born April 25, 1937 in Watauga County, a son of the late Darius Sebastian Hampton and Lena Carroll Hampton. He was the retired owner and operator of Hampton's Body Shop and Wrecker Service in Boone, for over 50 years. Wayne was a member and deacon of Three Forks Baptist Church in Boone.

Wayne is survived by his wife of 54 years, Joyce Hartley Hampton of the home; two sons, Dwayne S. Hampton and wife Tonya, and Toby L. Hampton and wife Ellen, all of Boone; four granddaughters, Jessica Stansberry and husband Scott of Sugar Grove, Alicia Townsend and husband Mitchell of Boone, Amanda Critcher and husband Patrick of Greensboro, and Leah Hampton of Boone; one grandson, Andrew Hampton of Boone; three great-granddaughters, Haleigh Lawson of Sugar Grove, Kayla Townsend and Alexa Townsend, both of Boone; one great-grandson, Hunter Townsend of Boone; two sisters, Juella Francis and husband David of Johnson City, and Muriel Jean Jones and husband J.B. of Boone, and one brother, Denver Hampton and wife Avis of Huntersville, one aunt Virginia Carroll, of Boone. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Wayne Houston Hampton will be conducted Wednesday afternoon, February 19, 2014, at 2:00 o'clock, at Mount Vernon Baptist Church. The body will lie in state, at the church, from 1:00 until 2:00 o'clock. Officiating will be Pastor David Ricker, Reverend Ernest Richards, and Reverend James McKinney. Burial will follow in Mount Lawn Memorial Park and Gardens.

The family receive friends Tuesday evening, from 5:30 until 9:00 o'clock, at Mount Vernon Baptist Church. At other times, friends may call at the residence, 394 Critcher Road, Boone.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Foundation, 4701 Hedgemore Drive Ste 810, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28209-2280, or to Three Forks Baptist Church, 1922 US Highway 421 South, Boone, North Carolina, 28607.

Online condolences may be sent to the Hampton Family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com.

Funeral Homes