DeAtley Hampton, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017.
DeAtley Hampton was born In Kansas City, Kansas on Nov. 13, 1927 to Howard and Leona (DeAtley) Hampton of Miami.
De spent his childhood years in Miami, and attended the Oklahoma Military Academy. De graduated from the University of Tulsa with a degree in Petroleum Engineering. It was during this time at the University of Tulsa that De and Shirley Louise (Payton) were married on April 8, 1949.
After graduation, De and the family moved to Chanute, Kansas. In 1957, De began his career with various subsidiaries of Exxon.
It was while working at Exxon that De achieved his dream of living an adventurous life overseas. The family lived in Peru, Colombia, Florida, and Brazil before De and Shirley retired to a ranch in Delaware County.
Although deeply attached to their new ranch life, De and Shirley decided to spend a year living in Spain while De served as a consultant in the oilfield. De and Shirley greatly enjoyed their time in Spain but were very glad to return to the ranch life and their childhood roots in northeast Oklahoma.
De enjoyed raising cattle and the country life. He and Shirley enjoyed gardening and cooking together. De had numerous hobbies through the years including lapidary and jewelry making, stained glass, leather work, shooting, fishing and working crossword puzzles.
De was an active, serving member of St Andrew's Episcopal Church in Grove. He also was a member of VITA and served on the Veterans Ritual Team for many years. De was a Mason and a Shriner.
The family wishes to thank Gail and George Archer as well as Bill and Nida Meyers for their loving care for and friendship with De and Shirley.
He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 66 years, Shirley Louise Hampton, daughter-in-law, Carol (Brockey) Hampton and great granddaughter, Whitney Jill Wilson.
De is survived by his four children Kathy (Paul) Oliver, Bret Hampton, Sam (Kim) Hampton and Peter (Janet) Hampton, as well as eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service for family and friends took place at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9, at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Grove, with the Rev. Dr. David Bridges officiating. Internment followed in the St. Andrew’s Memorial Garden.
The family would like to thank the St Andrew’s Episcopal Church for their kind support. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Andrews Episcopal Church of Grove.