Roger William Hampton

Thursday, January 6, 1949 - Friday, October 29, 2021

In Loving Remembrance

Photo of Roger William Hampton  - 1949-2021

Waynesville- Roger William Hampton, age 72, passed away Friday, October 29, 2021 at Autumn Care of Waynesville, surrounded by his loving family after a courageous five year battle from a stroke.

Roger was born January 6, 1949 in Haywood County and had been employed with Pisgah Oil Company and also Smoky Mountain Chevrolet for the past 10 years. Mr. Hampton proudly served his country in the Army National Guard for 6 years. He was well-liked by everyone who knew him and the greatness of a community is measured by compassionate people like Roger, who was a friend to many. The Waynesville Little League was indeed an important part of Roger’s life and he definitely enjoyed the many dedicated years that he served as Waynesville Little League President. His love for his precious Gloria and all of his family will forever bring wonderful memories and Roger will never ever be forgotten.  

He was preceded in death by his father, Bill Hampton; and also his brother, Keith Hampton.

Surviving are his mother Wanda Scroggs Hampton of Waynesville; his loving wife, Gloria Aldridge Hampton of Waynesville; a son, Kelly Hampton of Florida; a daughter, Amber Hampton and Chris of Florida; two grandsons, Jase and Maddan; his sister-in-law, Betty Hampton of Brasstown; several nieces and nephews.

The Hampton family wishes to extend their deepest appreciation to the staff of Autumn Care of Waynesville for the loving care given to Roger.

A memorial service to honor and celebrate the life of Mr. Hampton will be held at 1:00 pm Monday, November 8, 2021 in the chapel of Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Officiating at the memorial service will be Reverend Keith Turman, Roger's son, Kelly Hampton and Brian Justice, a close family friend.

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

The live stream of the memorial service is available here.


Condolences from family and friends

Sorry to hear of Roger's passing. I was privileged to meet Roger at Smoky Mtn Chevrolet buying vehicles. He was an honest kind and helpful person. To the family may God give you comfort and peace during this difficult time.
Ramona Pressley
We’ve known Roger for about 40 years. Waynesville Little League coach. Roger showed our children Great sportsmanship. Roger was a Kind Man, always had a smile. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with Gloria, Kelly and Amber. Willie, Jeanette and Eddie Jones
Jeanette Jones
Gloria, sorry to hear of Roger's passing. I enjoyed coming to your house to help him. He was a champ and a dear friend. May God give you comfort and peace during this time. Prayers for you and family!
Reva Rathbone
Gloria Jose and I are so sorry for your loss.You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Ronnie & Joyce Ingle
I've lost a great friend, will never forget all the years we worked side by side for the Mountaineer Little League. Precious memories !
Kenny Mull
Glory, we are so very sorry to hear about Roger. May you and the family find peace and understanding. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Kenneth and Rose Cox
Dear Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May Roger rest in peace. Mackie McKay Jane McKay Stamey R. C. F., Inc
Jane McKay Stamey
Sorry to hear about roger. We grew up together in hazel wood as kids and his mom and my mom were great friends thinking of you all.
Karen Wyatt Grogan
Thinking of you at this difficult time
Debby Knapik
We send our condolences and prayers. Love, Jennie
Jennie Scroggs Ienzer
With deepest sympathy and condolences.
Deb Williams
Roger was a very special person. He was courageous and kind despite his challenges. Gloria and family, you have my condolences for your deep loss. You are in my prayers.
Karen Justice