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Michael Jay Hampton

April 14, 1959 — May 18, 2024

McKenzie

Michael Jay Hampton, age 65, of McKenzie, Tennessee passed away in his home on Saturday, May 18, 2024, with his loved ones by his side.
 
 Michael was born April 14, 1959, to J.D. and Otera Hampton (Beal). He was the youngest of three siblings and grew up closely with his sister, Debbie Laster, and brother, Jimmy Hampton. He graduated from Mckenzie High School where he went on to earn his machinist degree at the Tennessee College of Applied Technologies in Mckenzie. After completing his education, he began a forty-two year career at Norandal/ Granges Americas Inc. in Huntingdon, Tennessee.
 
 Michael married the love of his life, Joanna Scott in 1980, and they spent the next thirty-seven years building their family together before her passing in 2016. Michael’s passion for music led him to be a part of numerous bands, but he is most notably known for his time in the Flashback Band, where he played guitar, keyboard, saxophone, and sang vocals. Michael was also known for his gardening abilities and loved being outdoors at every chance. He loved God and his family fiercely.  Michael was a member of McKenzie Church of Christ.
 
 He is preceded in death by his parents, J.D. and Otera Hampton, his wife, Joanna Hampton, and daughter, Jamie Taylor.  Loved ones who will miss him until they meet again are his daughters Elizabeth Bates (David), Kelly Eads (Justin), and his eleven grandchildren Brennan Adams (AJ), Olivia Scott, Preston Adams, Macey Minton, Ethan Scott, Gage Adams, Mason Taylor, Aaron Scott, Leah Scott, Hazel Eads and Cora Eads. Also remembering him with fondness is his very good friend, Karen Anderson, along with many other family and friends.


Serving as pallbearers are Jack Scott, Randy Delaney, Mike Brown, Brandon Smith, Michael Marion and Steve Bomar. Honorary pallbearers are John Scott and Scott Hampton.
 
 Funeral services for Michael will be conducted on Thursday, May 23, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. with burial to follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and resume on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until the service hour.

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