James W. Hampton of Oxford

James W. Hampton, 75, of Oxford, died Monday, May 16, at Seasons Hospice in Christiana Hospital. He was the husband of Linda Roberts Hampton, with whom he shared 14 years of marriage.

Born in Shouns, Tenn., he was the son of the late James W. Hampton and Ada Plummer Hampton.

James worked in the maintenance department at General Motors in Wilmington, for more than 30 years, retiring in 1997.

He was a member of the UAW Local No. 435. He was a nature lover and enjoyed fishing, playing horseshoes, and being with his family and friends.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Donna Hampton of Windsor, Pa., Lenna M. Pierson  and her husband Mark of Landenberg, and Crystal Alexander and her husband Tim of West Grove;  two brothers, W. James Hampton of Mountain City, Tenn. and Diesel Hampton of West Jefferson, N.C.; 12 grandchildren, Jeremy, Josh, Andrea, Amanda, Samantha, Michael, David, Heather, Daniel, Alexis, Brayden and Kaylee; two great grandchildren, Jaxson and Addie, and his faithful companion, Cuddles, Jr.

James was predeceased by one son, James R. Hampton, seven brothers, and one granddaughter, Rachel Hampton.

You are invited to visit with his family and friends from 11 a.m. to noon on Friday, May 20, at the Foulk & Grieco Funeral Home, 200 Rose Hill Road, West Grove, PA. His funeral service will follow at noon. Burial will be in Union Hill Cemetery, Route 82 in Kennett Square.

Online condolences may be made by visiting www.griecocares.com

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