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His Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, March 4, 2022 at Pate Chapel/TRBC. The family will receive friends from 6-7 pm with the service to follow

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Jerry Maurice Hampton

June 15, 1941 - February 21, 2022

Jerry Maurice Hampton, 80, of Lynchburg, went to be with the Lord on Monday, February 21, 2022. He was the loving husband of 46 years to Rosetta Phlegar Hampton. Jerry was born on June 15, 1941, in Nashville, Tennessee, the son of the late Juel Maurice Hampton and Doris Virginia Speight Hampton.

Jerry is survived by his loving wife Rosie and five children: Leah Ladd (Travis Rowe), Todd Hampton (Angie), Rachel Wong (Clarence), Evan Hampton (Christina), and Hannah Hampton. He is also survived by ten grandchildren Gavin and Caiden Ladd; Carson, Jadd, and Avery Hampton; Haven, Abel, and Arden Wong; and Brantley and Beckett Hampton. He is also survived by his brother Ron Hampton (Dale) and their children, Amy and Paul.

Jerry graduated from Isaac Litton High School in Nashville, class of 1959. He graduated from Tennessee Tech in 1964 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He was employed with BWXT for 35 years prior to his retirement in 2011.

Jerry had many hobbies and interests including: running with a group from BWXT, volunteering with the Old City Cemetery, loving all things trains (was a member of BRC/NRHS) and all things Porsche (was a member of BRR/PCA), and taking care of birds (but not squirrels).

He was a long-time member of Thomas Road Baptist Church. He truly loved and served others, and anyone who met him recognized how big his heart was. This servant heart came from his love of Jesus. He will be missed by everyone, but we have the assurance of reuniting with him one day as the Bible promises.

His Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, March 4, 2022 at Pate Chapel/TRBC. The family will receive friends from 6-7 pm with the service to follow. Friends that are unable to attend in person are invited to join via livestream (Jerry Hampton Memorial Service – Thomas Road On Demand (

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Old City Cemetery (Old City Cemetery ( or Wycliffe Associates (Home – Wycliffe Associates | Accelerating Bible Translation).

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

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I feel very lucky to have worked with Jerry for a lot of years while he was with BWXT. He was always professional, but quick with a joke, and showed such a kind spirit. He talked about his family often and you could feel how much he cared for them. All of us at Master Engineers will miss him!

Posted by Anderia Thacker on March 4, 2022

So sorry to hear about the passing of Jerry. He was a helpful and cordial colleague during the working years at BWXT. Then, after retirement he was a friend at the BWXT Fitness Center. He will be missed.

Posted by John Healy on March 4, 2022

Dearest Rosie, We are saddened to hear of the loss of your husband, Jerry. What a blessing it is to know that he is safe in the arms of Jesus and that we will see our loved ones again. Our deepest sympathies are with you and your family. Linda and Andy Bowling

Posted by Linda Bowling on March 1, 2022

Jerry was a great friend to so many in our BWXT running club. He faithfully showed up in the rain, the heat, and the cold. He always had a smile, kind words, and a positive attitude. He brought treats to celebrate birthdays and never missed an opportunity to bless others. He will be profoundly missed.

Posted by Jill Stroud on February 28, 2022

Rosie and Family, I just heard of Jerry's passing on the PCA blog and I can't tell you how saddened I am. When I joined the PCA, you and Jerry were one of the bright spots in any event and I so very much enjoyed hanging out with ya'll. I was nervous and a tad frightened to show up at the events but you and Jerry were always so inviting. Always put me at ease. I did not go to a lot of events but when I did, I always tried to find you and Jerry. What a gentleman. He will be missed. Take the best of care and hopefully I will get to see you and my cousins soon. Love, Dave Tuck

Posted by David Tuck on February 28, 2022

Dear Rosie and family, it’s been a long time since I have seen you and Jerry but I remember how special your marriage and family were. Cherish the many wonderful memories of times together and the legacy of love he leaves to you and all the family. Sincere sympathy, Patsy Grubbs Farmer

Posted by Patsy Farmer on February 28, 2022

Dear Rosie and family, I send my sincere condolences to you, Rosie, and the children. I’m a widow myself and have been where you are now. I fondly remember our youth together at Marsh Memorial and seeing you and meeting Jerry at the BHS 60’s lunches. May the Lord bless you and keep you during these difficult days.

Posted by Kathryn(Kathy) Johnson Drury on February 28, 2022

Dear Rosie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My family recently lost Roger Sr., and we know how much you have lost. I ask the Lord to watch over you in your grief. Sincerely, Brenda Colinger

Posted by Brenda Colinger on February 27, 2022

Dear Rosie & family, I was so sorry to hear of Jerry’s death; you’re in my thoughts & prayers. I didn’t know Jerry, but reading the obituary & other tributes makes me wish I had. He sounds like a wonderful person, & I’m sure his loss is keenly felt. My deepest condolences during this difficult time, Jinnie

Posted by Jinnie Yeh Davis on February 27, 2022

Dear Rosie and Family, Mike and I would like for you to know how saddened we are over Jerry’s passing. We all spent many fun weekends together with the BHS band family. This is truly a difficult time for all. Please know you all are in our thoughts daily and will continue to be. Let the love others had for Jerry surround you all. Sincere Sympathy, Mike and Rhonda Dunn

Posted by Rhonda Dunn on February 27, 2022

I only knew Jerry from his association with Old City Cemetery as I was a fellow Volunteer Docent. Jerry impressed me as a very positive and caring person. I certainly knew about his knowledge and love of Railroads! He loved to give tours of our WWI Railroad Station and he was always available to share his knowledge without much notice! He will be deeply missed among the Volunteers and Staff of Old City Cemetery! Rosie and family, may God wrap you in the comfort of your many memories of a good and caring man.

Posted by Leah Harness on February 27, 2022

Dear Rosie and family: I am a fellow Volunteer Docent at Old City Cemetery. While Jerry and I never actually volunteered at the same time, I knew who he was and I was very aware of his knowledge and love of Railroads and their history. He was willing to give tours on short notice and he was always faithful in being there on Mondays! I always appreciated Jerry's positive attitude and outlook on life. He will be very much missed at Old City Cemetery, particularly among the Volunteers. May God surround all of you with good and caring memories both in the future and as you gather to Celebrate his life!

Posted by Leah Harness on February 27, 2022

Dear Family, I want you to know that you have my deepest sympathy and my heart is saddened by your loss. Heaven has gained a special Angel and he is rejoicing. I send you all my love. Wanda

Posted by Wanda Bunnell on February 25, 2022

Jerry was a very kind and caring person who always had a smile whenever you saw him. He was also always there to lend a helping hand. Jerry will be sorely missed and I am so privileged that I had the chance to know him and call him friend. Debbie Repass

Posted by Debbie Repass on February 25, 2022

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