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James W. Hampton, 73, Orlando, Florida, formerly of Akron, died April 26, 2022, at Advent Health Orlando.

He was born on Oct. 5, 1948, in Cleveland, a son of the late William and Clara Black Hampton. In addition to his par

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his companion of almost 21 years, Carolyn Sue Kindle and a brother David Hampton.

James was a self-employed, painter (Hamptons Painting), retired. He enjoyed drag racing, spending time with his family, and watching his grandbabies grow up. His favorite meal was always a nice, big well-done steak that his grandkids would always promise him every time he’d come home from each hospital visit. He loved taking his grandkids to Orlando Speed World when they were younger. They attended every event with him, and his favorite part was them being there to watch him fly down that drag strip and run back to the van to see his timings. His children and grandchildren were his life.

Surviving is his son, Timothy Hampton, of Orlando, Florida; his step-children, Robin (Kenny) McLean; Shawna (Leo) Bond, of Orlando, Florida; Bruce Kindle (late Donna Kindle), of Fleming, Todd Kindle, of Batesville and Camela “Cammie” (Scott) Kindle, of Woodsfield; one brother, John Hampton, of Chiang Mai, Thailand, two sisters, Elaine Beason and Maureen Earlenbaugh, of Akron; 14 grandchildren, Carrie (Eugene) Erb, and April (Jason) Reynolds, of Fleming, Friend “Bub” Daugherty, of Orlando, Florida, Tara Pollock, of Columbus, Tommy Phillips, Derek Pritchard, Miranda (Deion) Vita, of Orlando, Florida, Elizabeth “Boo” (Tucker) Bond, of Osteen, Florida, Brandon (Mariana) Bond, of Geneva, Florida, Katlyn (Mike) Miller, of Christmas, Florida; Breonna Hampton, of Orlando, Florida; Natashia Hughey, of Woodsfield, Cortney (Zach) Hammond, of Hannibal and Amber (Shawn) Salisbury, of Carrington. 20 great-grandchildren, Iesha (Tony) Daugherty, Eric (Alyssa) Daugherty and Austin Daugherty, all of Mississippi; Tristan, Talon, and Keyarra Daugherty and Stephen “Junior” Pearl, of Orlando, Florida, Randy Kindle, of Fleming; Brayden Hughey, Emily and Kirbie Rhoades, of Woodsfield, Klayton and Noah Hughey, Benjamin and Thomas Salisbury, of Carrington, Aiden Anderson, Zinella Thomas of Orlando, Florida, Paighton and Paislee Miller of Fort Christmas, Florida, Lucas Bond, of Geneva, Florida and one unborn great-grandchild due on Sept. 4, 2022; two great-great grandchildren, Alayna Bennett and Weston Daugherty, both of Lucedale, Mississippi and many nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 11 a.m. until time of funeral service at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 14, 2022, at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, with Brent Roth officiating. Interment in the West Union Cemetery near Sardis.