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Edward Hampton, 1922-2011
Edward L Hampton, 88, of Columbia passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at Boone Hospital Center.
A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 27, at Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Home. Internment will be private with military honors.
Ed was born June 19, 1922, to Edward Sr. and Lizzie Prince Hampton in Wardsville, and they preceded him in death. He married Doris Scheidt on Dec. 2, 1950, in St. Peters Church in Jefferson City.
Ed established the first Boy Scout Troop at Russell Boulevard Elementary where he was Scoutmaster. He was an Eagle Scout, helped to establish Camp Thunderbird and received the Silver Beaver award for his years of service to Scouting.
During World War II, he was a pilot of a B-17 bomber in the Army Air Forces. He achieved the rank of captain, was wounded during a mission over Germany and received the Purple Heart medal. He was a volunteer for 21 years at Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Downtown Optimist Club, VFW, American Legion, the Missouri Society of the Sons of the American Revolution and Disabled American Veterans.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Doris; one son, Edward L. Hampton III and wife Barbara of Covington, Wash.; one daughter, Mary E. Flowers of Columbia; three grandchildren, Kimberly Darby and husband Chris of Covington, Justin Hampton of Covington and Travis Flowers of Columbia; and one great-grandchild, Cody Edward Darby of Covington.
He was preceded in death by his two sisters, Marjorie Tegarden and Dr. Nellie Hampton.
In lieu of flowers, memorials by be given to the PET MO-Columbia, First Baptist Church or the Boy Scouts
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