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June 11, 1942 ~ January 23, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old
On January 23rd, 2023, a greatly loved man passed on to go fishing with Jesus. Terry Michael (Mickey) Hampton was born June 11, 1942, in Prague Oklahoma to George Wilson Hampton and Vivian Opal nee Passmore Hampton. He was their first child and only son. Mickey, as everyone who knew him called him, grew up in South Oklahoma City where his parents moved the family after the end of WWII. Their first home was a Quonset hut in a deserted military prison camp near the area where Will Rogers Airport is located today. Mickey had some great stories about his life in that camp. His dad got a job as a milkman and the family moved to a new home on Lafayette Street. He attended Millard Fillmore Elementary School, Jackson Junior High School and graduated from the then newly built U.S Grant High School, where his mother worked as the principal’s secretary for many years. While a student at U.S. Grant he met Penelope Ann (Penny) Kincaid, and a lifelong romance began. He and his wife celebrated sixty-two years of marriage in December 2022. They were married in December 1960 and had their first child, a daughter, Terri Hampton Pearce, in May 1961. They bought a very small house on SW 51st. Penny completed high school and graduated in May 1962. They had their second child, a son, Darin Hampton, in 1964, a third child, a daughter, Hollie Hampton Pierce, in 1969 and a fourth child, a daughter, Jenny Hampton Stepp, in 1971. Mickey loved his family and took them on many road trips, camping trips, fishing trips, hunting trips, cruises, skiing trips, beach trips, and other amazing adventures. Mickey began a long career of sales jobs selling furniture, Fuller Brush products, Beauty Supplies, Mobile Homes, Real Estate, Automobiles, Campers, and Recreational vehicles. He was a successful salesman who loved helping people find what they were seeking, charge a fair price and give each customer his brand of Customer Service. He built a repeat customer base who also recommended him to friends and family. After a second retirement, Mickey began buying and selling used vehicles and campers from his home. This kept him active until his very last day. Mickey was a very engaged father, grandfather, and great grandfather, who enjoyed being with his very large family and helping them learn life skills that they still appreciate. Get this family started talking and many crazy and wonderful “Pa” stories will be told. In the summer of 2022, a huge family birthday party was held to celebrate his eightieth birthday. Mickey Hampton never met a stranger, was a man of faith, a man of high integrity, an honest man and a man who loved the “art of the sale”! For Mickey it was all about the deal! He made friends wherever he went and often brought them home for dinner or just a time to visit. His favorite advice for all he knew, especially family members, was “Don’t take any wooden nickels!” He is survived by his wife, Penelope Ann, (Penny) Hampton daughter Terri Pearce, husband Doug, grandson Joshua Pearce, wife Dawn and children Alyssa Danker, Andrew and wife Madison Danker: grandson Seth Pearce wife, Nicole and sons Aaron, Levi, and Isaac:
Son Darin, Hampton Grandson Jerod Hampton, wife Lauren and daughters Stella and Molly: Granddaughter Meradith Wooten, husband Clint and daughter Blakely: