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10/26/12 — Nickie E. Hampton

Mr. Nickie E. Hampton, age 66, of Tracy City, Tennessee, passed away, Wednesday, October 24, 2012, at Southern Tennessee Hospital, Winchester, Tennessee, with his family by his side.

Mr. Hampton was a graduate of Grundy County High School, and Northeast Alabama Community College. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Viet Nam with the rank of Drill Sergeant. Nickie had retired from the State of Tennessee where he had worked as a park ranger at South Cumberland State Park. He also was a charter member of the Tracy City Street Rodders.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Glenn E. Hampton and Mary Leona Brazille Hampton; brothers, Mickie J. Hampton and Tom Ed Kirk.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Van Hooser Hampton, Tracy City, TN; daughter Nicole (Billy) Reid, Sequatchie, TN; brother, Glenn E. “Rip” (Lucille) Hampton, Jr., Tracy City, TN; sister in law, Helen Kirk, Tracy City, TN; grandchildren, Nicholas (fiance, Tiffany Dykes) Cole Reid, Colton Garrett Reid; great grandchildren Reilly Aaron Reid, Gauge Layne & Caiden Dykes.

Funeral services will be held, 3:00 PM Friday, October 26, 2012, in the funeral home chapel with Reverend Clayton Jones officiating.

Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery with full military honors provided by Sequatchie Valley Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 4-9 PM at the funeral home.

Funeral arrangements are by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, Tennessee.