On August 10,1970 Charles Ting Hampton was born to Willie E. Sr (deceased) and Minerva Hampton. He was the sixth child of eight children. His brothers and sisters include Sharion, Willie Jr (deceased), wife Joan (deceased), Renee, Yolanda, Josette (husband Troy), Tyree (wife Cheryl) and Joshua (wife Lilly) and a total of 9 nieces and nephews and 3 great nephews. We all recognized his voice as either son, brother, uncle or friend. He had a genuine love of family, food, fishing, arts, music and animals. He is preceded in death by his father Willie E. Hampton Sr and his older brother Willie E Hampton Jr.
Throughout his life, Charles (named after his uncle, Charles Ting) studied the Bible and attended meetings, conventions, Memorial commemorating Jesus Christ Sacrifice. When we were younger, our congregation was assigned to attend a convention in South Bend Indiana. This was a first for us because usually we would go to Hawthorn Race Track. The family budget was tight. Charles being the proactive and industrious person that he was, started a lawn service to offset additional expenses.
After graduating from West Side High School in 1988, Charles used that same industriousness to become a journeyman welder. Additionally, he studied to become a Sous Chef. Of all his accomplishments, we were his nearest and dearest. He valued his family. He enjoyed going on fishing trips, in particular with our oldest brother, Willie Jr.
On one of our fishing trips, Jr, Charles, Joshua and Tyree were at lake Buck Creek State Park in Cincinnati, Ohio. While we were setting up our fishing lines, Charles went over to the edge of the water, interlocked his fingers, submerged his hands in the water and tossed up a fish to the bank, saying "...I might as well keep doing this I'm the only one catching fish...". Like his father, Charles had an overwhelming since of humor. It was amazing how much he reminded us of our father.
Charles enjoyed spending time talking about how the only solution to mankind's problems is Jehovah's Kingdom. He believed that Jehovah would fix everything broken in the world.
When faced with a medical challenge that he knew violated God's command, Charles did as he was taught. He refused and committed to his decision. He wanted to be obedient to Jehovah even though he was in great pain and even if it meant that he could possibly lose his life. During his last moments, he was comforted by his family.
Charles will be dearly missed. We look forward to seeing him again in the promised paradise. Charles Ting Hampton was our son, brother, uncle and friend.
The Family wishes to express their sincere gratitude for all the Prayers, calls, text, cards, flowers, and food gifts. We truly felt all the support and loving kindness. We Thank You All So Much.
The Hampton Family