Obituary for Brent Hampton

Ponca City Now - September 17, 2013 12:00 am

Brent Hampton, resident of Ponca City and former Tonkawa resident, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 at his home. He was 61.

A service will be held to honor his life at 10am on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church of Tonkawa with Rev. Janice Sharp, officiating. Visitation hours will be until 8pm on Saturday, Noon to 8pm on Sunday evening and from 8am to 8pm on Monday at the Trout Funeral Home. The family will gather at Trout Funeral Home on Monday evening from 5-7pm. They welcome friends to join them as they share memories.

Brent Kyle Hampton was born in Ponca City on December 7, 1951 to Bill and Barbara Ann (Rahn) Hampton. He and his family moved to Tonkawa, Okla., where he grew up. Brent received his early education and elementary years through the Catholic Church school and went on to attend and graduate from Tonkawa High School. During High School, Brent played football, basketball and baseball. In 1975 Brent married Johnnie Holmes. They remained in Tonkawa where they made their home. He worked for many years in the Oil Business and retired from Western Gas Co.

Brent was a wonderful father and friend to his two sons. He was always there to be their biggest fan whether it was cheering them on during a game, watching with pride at their graduations or celebrating the births of his grandchildren. “PaPa Brent” adored his grandchildren and always looked forward to spending time with them.

Brent had many adventures in life. He loved the outdoors, especially Colorado where he spent his summers fishing, camping, exploring and soaking in nature. Brent enjoyed life and had many dear friends. Brent shared many good times -and good drinks- when he and his buddies got together. He was also a great cook and had mastered the art of smoking ribs. Some of his additional hobbies included attending NASCAR races, fishing, woodworking and cheering on the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Brent will live on in many hearts and will be greatly missed.

His family includes his two sons, Brandon Hampton and his wife Stephane of Tonkawa; Cody Sodowsky of Edmond; grandchildren, Braydon Hampton, Rylee Hampton and Kamryn Hampton, all of Tonkawa; siblings, Linda Keller and her husband Gerald, Penny Chandler and her husband Joe and Roxane Collins and her husband Roy and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Casket bearers will be Bud Sinclair, Billy King, John Wholetz, Terry Burns and Chuck Green.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Tonkawa High School Quarterback Club.