Glenn Ireland Hampton

Thursday, April 2, 1942 - Tuesday, January 30, 2024

A Friend To Everyone

Photo of Glenn Ireland Hampton  - 1942-2024

Glenn Ireland Hampton, age 81, passed away peacefully at his home in Canton, North Carolina on Tuesday, January 30, 2024. He was lovingly surrounded by his four children, grandchildren, his companion, Ernestine Penland, as well as his sons-in-law, Troy and Davy, and also his great-grandchildren.

He was born on April 02, 1942, in Mingo County, West Virginia to his parents, the late Jack Hampton and the late Sadie Hampton. Glenn proudly obtained his GED in June of 1986. He worked for many years as a dedicated coal miner, as well as several other professions.  He was a man who loved life and lived it to the fullest.

He loved his wife and children more than anything else in the world and provided them with a loving and supportive life. They are each proud to have had him as their husband and daddy. Glenn enjoyed his church and church family immensely, at Rocky Face Baptist Church in Canton, NC and loved to go to church whenever the doors were open.  Glenn will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his beautiful wife, Freda Rose Hampton, as well as parents, Jack Hampton and Sadie Hampton Meade; brothers Joe and Anselo (Buddy); his sisters, Beatrice and Alice; and his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

He is survived by his children, Tracie Rich (Troy) Canton, NC, Boris Shundoff Cross, SC Teresa Zielaznicki (Karen)Summerville, SC, and Trisha Kinney (Davy) Clothier, WV.; his grandchildren, Bobby McNeely(Owen), Billy McNeely, Thomas Purcell(Ashley),(Tyler, River, Piper), Barry McNeely (Ellie), Brett McNeely (Bobby), Morgan Lally (Ross), Christian Purcell, Alivia Rich, Amber Foster (Scott) ( Kristofer, Forrest, Kymber, Fern), Aleisha Shundoff (Brittany) Jacob Berry (Bailee) (Brooks, Maverick), Benjamin Berry, Jonathan Zielaznicki,  Ronald Michael Zielaznicki (Jenna) (Emmitt), Kay( Khyrstyne) Williams (Lauren), Howard (Howie) and Aleshire.

The family of Mr. Hampton will be receiving friends at Crawford/Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Canton from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm, Friday evening, February 2, 2024.

A service to honor the life of Glenn will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, February 3, 2024, at Rocky Face Baptist Church in Canton, NC. His beloved Pastor, Donnie Henson, will be officiating.  Burial will follow at Crawford/Ray Memorial Gardens in Clyde, NC.  His grandchildren will be honored to serve as pallbearers. 

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Hampton family.

Condolences from family and friends

I’m sending you all love and support. There are no words I can impart that will ease the hurt you’re feeling. Glenn was such a kind, beautiful soul who touched my young life in a profound way. I will wager he touched many lives the same loving way. Unfortunately, I waited too long to tell him just how much he meant to me then and how much I cherish the memories I have of him, Rose, and you all. I will forever remember his kindness, his silliness, his laughter, his warmth, and the glow of happiness that always surrounded him. But the abundance of LOVE he showed me is forever etched on my heart. ❤️ All my love to his family.
April Brown Crites
I am sorry for your loose i am Erenstine,'s oldest daughter Angie i would always tell my mom to tell him hello for me
Angela Almendinger
Dear neighbor and friend. Glenn was the first person to welcome me when I moved in. I will miss his sense of humor. I loved coffee days with Glenn and Ernestine. He was a good neighbor and a good friend. My sincere condolences to all. May he rest peacefully. Much love.
Dee Curcio
You’ll be so missed. Love you- Jeneen
Jeneen Carman