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Obituary: Dr. Elbert Arnold Hampton, Seymour

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Elbert Arnold Hampton, D.M.D, 89, of Seymour, passed away Sunday, February 16, 2014 at Schneck Medical Center, Seymour.

Born June 9, 1924, in Jeremiah, KY, he was the son of William Riley and Evaline (Caudill) Hampton.

On November 29, 1947 in Lexington, KY, he married Clara Edna Skinner who preceded him in death.

Dr. Hampton was a member of Valley Home Old Regular Baptist Church.  A World War II Navy veteran he served as a medic attached to the fleet Marines in the Pacific theater.  He provided dental care for 33 years, from 1954 to 1987, to the people of Jackson County as a family dentist.  He attended the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville and loved Kentucky basketball.  He became a Kentucky Colonel in 1992.  Elbert was an avid hunter and fisherman, and a skilled trap shooting champion in the state of Indiana.  He loved his farm and enjoyed sharing the land with the hunters who came to hunt and spend time with him.  He always had a song to sing and did some of his best vocalizing on his beloved tractor.

He is survived by his children Deborah Molley, Duane “Duke” Hampton, Dee (Jeff) Hall, Denise (David) Evans; grandchildren Sean, Patrick and Kevin Molley, Duke, Sarah, Leah, Rachel, Hannah, and Haley Hampton, Caitlyn, Eric and Grant Evans, and Sheena Hall; 9 great grandchildren; and sister Edith (Aaron) Ison.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 51 years, Clara; his son Dan Hampton; brother Watson Hampton; and sisters Desta Caudill and Aileen Perry.

Funeral services will be held at Voss Chapel on Friday, February 21, at 1:00 PM with Rev. Kenny Roberson officiating.

Burial will take place at Valley Home Old Regular Baptist Church Cemetery with full military graveside rites conducted by VFW Post 1925, American Legion Post 89, Disabled Veterans 47, Korean and Vietnam Veterans, all of Seymour.

Family and friends may call at Voss Chapel on Thursday from 4:00-8:00 PM and on Friday from 12:00 noon until time of service.

Condolences may be sent to the family through Voss Funeral Service.

Memorials may be written to the Valley Home Old Regular Baptist Church or Hospice of Schneck Medical Center through Voss Funeral Service, Seymour, IN.

A complete obituary may be viewed on the funeral home Website at


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