Walter M. “Oatie” Hampton

Walter M. “Oatie” Hampton, 75, of 113 N. Sixth Avenue, Juniata died Tuesday, April 6, 2004 at 7:45 a.m. at his residence.
He was born July 22, 1928 in Tyrone, a son of Roy W. and Sarah E. (Hetrick) Hampton. On April 9, 1977 at Wesley Memorial Church, Juniata he married Joan D. Davensizer.
Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Tammie Mills and husband Donnie of Altoona, Melodie Hockenberry and husband Jeffrey of Altoona, five grandchildren, four sisters, Mary Bartlebaugh, Treva Bridges, Martha Hampton all of Grazierville, Mildred Bezilla of Kirtland, Ohio and two brothers, Roy of Grazierville and Wilson of Tyrone. He was preceded in death by a sister Marian Wilson and a brother Lester.
Mr. Hampton retired in 1991 from the sauce plant at DelGrosso Foods, Tipton following 32 years service. He was a life member of the Anderson-Denny VFW Tyrone and was one of the original founders of the McIntire Hunting Camp, Tyrone.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War serving as a corporal in Germany. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Funeral services will be held Friday, April 9, 2004 at 11 a.m. at Feller Memorial Home with Rev. William Ice officiating. Interment will follow at Blair Memorial Park. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of services.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Blair County Hospice, 201 Chestnut Ave., Altoona, PA 16601.