Edward Hampton (Veteran)

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Edward L Hampton, 88, of Columbia, passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at Boone Hospital Center. Ed was born June 19,1922, in Wardsville, to Edward Sr. and Lizzie Prince Hampton, and they preceded him in death. He married Doris Scheidt on December 2, 1950, in St. Peters Church in Jefferson City. Ed established the first Boy Scout Troop at Russell Boulevard Elementary where he was Scoutmaster. He was an Eagle Scout, helped to establish Camp Thunderbird and received the Silver Beaver award for his years of service to scouting. During World War II, he was a pilot of a B17 bomber in the Air Force. He achieved the rank of Captain, was wounded during a mission over Germany and received The Purple Heart Medal. He was a volunteer for 21 years at the Harry S Truman VA Hospital. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Downtown Optimist Club, VFW, American Legion, the Missouri Society of the Sons of the American Revolution and the Disabled American Veterans. He is survived by his wife, Doris, of 60 years; one son, Edward L Hampton III and wife Barbara of Covington, Wash.; one daughter, Mary E. Flowers of Columbia; three grandchildren, Kimberly Darby and husband Chris of Covington, Wash., Justin Hampton of Covington, Wash., and Travis Flowers of Columbia; one great-grandchild, Cody Edward Darby of Covington Wash. He was preceded in death by his two sisters, Marjorie Tegarden and Dr. Nellie Hampton. Visitation will be Friday, May 27, 2011, from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 a.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. Interment will be private with military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the PET MO-Columbia, the First Baptist Church, or the Boy Scouts. Tributes can be left online at www.memorialfuneralhome

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