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Clifford Eugene "Gene" Hampton

April 3, 1928 ~ March 14, 2020 (age 91)


Clifford Eugene Hampton, 91, of Kannapolis, passed away, Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Atrium Health Cabarrus.

He was born April 3, 1928 in Rowan County to the late Clifford Hampton and Ada Overcash Hester.

Clifford worked for Cannon Mills for 38 years, he also worked a second job at K-mart for 25 years, where he worked in sporting goods and security.  He was a member of First Baptist Church for many years. Clifford enjoyed working in his garden and doing yard work and when he wasn’t working he was hunting and fishing.  His greatest pride was his family, and he loved family gatherings and reunions.

He was preceded in death by his brothers Lloyd and Wade Hampton.

Those left to cherish his memories are his wife of 69 years, Hazel Lambert Hampton, Sons, Robert Hampton (Katherine) of Harrisburg, Barry Hampton, of the home, daughters, Beverly Blackwelder (Eric) of Kannapolis, Barbara Gardner (Baxter) of Salisbury, Lisa Cobb (Greg) of Salisbury, 10 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday March 17, at Whitley’s Funeral Home Chapel, burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park.

Visitation will be held one-hour prior from 1-2 PM Tuesday at Whitley’s Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Association, S. Atlantic Division 6000 Fairview Rd. Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28210.

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March 17, 2020

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Whitley's Funeral Home
1748 Dale Earnhardt Boulevard
Kannapolis, NC 28083

Funeral Service
March 17, 2020

2:00 PM
Whitley's Funeral Home
1748 Dale Earnhardt Boulevard
Kannapolis, NC 28083


Carolina Memorial Park
601 Mt. Olivet Road
Kannapolis, NC 28083


American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345

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