Marion ‘Bud’ Hampton

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

  Marion “Bud” Hampton, 65, passed away Nov. 4, 2019, at Banner University Hospital in Tucson of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome/COPD 

  Bud served three years in the Air Force as a Sergeant in the Vietnam War under the speciality of Electrical Power Production Specialist from March 1973 to June,1976, when he was honorably discharged. Bud was always a patriot to his country and honored all others that had done the same.  

  He earned an Associate’s Degree. In the position of mechanic, he worked for Magma Copper/BHP Copper from 1976 through 1999, at the end of which he was medically retired. 

  Bud enjoyed painting, weight lifting, skiing, horseback riding; archery, hiking and many other activities before he became ill. He was a collector of coins, stamps, art, knives, guns, pocket watches, first edition books and baseball memorabilia. He had been a Sunday School teacher

and was involved with church activities. He was a movie buff, an avid reader of any type of book; and, very astute in Civil War, Shakespeare and other history topics, including the Bible. Bud was a Denver Broncos and Dallas Cowboys fan as well. He also liked the Arizona Wildcats and attended many live games.

   He is survived by his stepchildren by a previous marriage, Sarah Sykes and Bruce Thompson; and friends, Carol Hampton, Michele Romero and Don McKimmey.
  A Memorial service will be held at the Living Word Chapel, located at 3941 W. Hwy. 77 in Oracle on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 11 a.m., in remembrance of Marion “Bud” Hampton.

Staff (5306 Posts)

There are news or informational items frequently written by staff or submitted to the Copper Basin News, San Manuel Miner, Superior Sun, Pinal Nugget or Oracle Towne Crier for inclusion in our print or digital products. These items are not credited with an author.


Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Additional Stories

    Eligio C. Ojeda

    January 28th, 2020
    by

      Eligio C. Ojeda “Lico” was born on May 6, 1927 to Eligio and Maria Ojeda in Bisbee, Arizona. Lico […]


    Roy Gilbert Nunez

    January 28th, 2020
    by

      Roy G. Nunez, 75, passed away on Jan. 16, 2020, surrounded by family and friends at Banner Casa Grande […]


    Esther Avalos Frias

    January 28th, 2020
    by

      Esther Avalos Frias, 78, was called into eternal rest on Oct. 13, 2019.    She was born and raised […]


    Henry Michael Szabla

    January 28th, 2020
    by

      Oracle has lost one of its dear members in the passing of Henry Michael Szabla.  Henry passed away at […]


  • Additional Stories

    Loyd E. Bradshaw

    January 28th, 2020
    by

      Loyd E. Bradshaw, age 74, passed away on Jan. 20, 2020. Loyd was born in Marble, Arkansas on Feb. […]


    Dolores ‘Nancy’ E. Celis

    January 28th, 2020
    by

      Dolores “Nancy” Escarcega Celis, 88, went to be with her Lord on Jan. 20, 2020 in Kearny, Arizona, surrounded […]


    Barbara Jean Hatch

    January 28th, 2020
    by

      Barbara Jean Hatch, 60, passed away at her home in Oracle, AZ, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020.     Barbara was the […]


    Mike Bichama Camarena Jr.

    January 28th, 2020
    by

      Mike Bichama Camarena Jr., age 72, was born in Mesa on Nov. 8, 1947. Mike entered eternal life on […]


  • Copperarea

  • Southeast Valley Ledger