Helen Hampton


(September 5, 1926 – October 15, 2020)

Helen Parks Hampton, 94, of Stephenville, died Thursday, October 15, 2020 in Stephenville.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 PM Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at Cowboy Church of Erath County with Brother Werth Mayes officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Dale Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 PM Monday, October 19th at Cowboy Church of Erath County. Services are under direction of Stephenville Funeral Home.

Helen was born on September 5, 1926 in Lingleville to the late George Harold and Leah Leatherwood Parks. She married Johnnie Hampton on December 1, 1945 in Stephenville. Johnnie preceded her in death on July 6, 1992. Helen was a member of the Graham Street Church of Christ, and a life long resident of Erath County. She managed Parkville Manufacturing Company over 18 years, and went to work at Erath County Dairy Sales, and was there until she retired at the age of 92. She was the Matriarch of the Hampton family, and as her family described her, by saying, the world was a better place because Helen was here.

Helen is survived by her son, Ronnie and wife Rita Freels Hampton of Stephenville; daughter-in-law, Barbara Hampton of Stephenville; grandchildren, Angie Yates of Stephenville, Ron and wife Judy Hampton of Granbury, J. J. Hampton and husband Ricky Prince of Stephenville, Dan Hampton of Justin, and Lisa Hampton of Fort Worth; great grandchildren, Marty, Cole, Claire, Chloe, Callie, and Kason; brother, Jack Parks of Lingleville; and many nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews, and many many friends.

Besides her parents, and husband, Johnnie; Helen was also preceded in death by her son, Johnny Wayne Hampton; grandsons, Row Hampton and Marty Paul Yates; sisters, Christine Parks Ferguson and LaVerne Parks Cardwell; and brothers, Harold Wayne Parks, and James Mac Parks.

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