Laurence “Steve” Hampton
September 27th, 1958 - October 13th, 2020
“Steve” Hampton passed away peacefully on October 13th,
2020, in Lyons, Oregon at the age of 62 after an 11-year
battle with Multiple Myeloma. Through his time with cancer,
Steve always maintained a positive outlook on life with his
diagnosis and never gave up.
was born on September 27th, 1958 in Salem, Oregon to Herbert
and Josephine Hampton. He graduated from Santiam High School
in 1976. He married Jackie Bice in 1983. Steve worked as a
heavy equipment operator working on power lines, travelling
5 Western states. The couple welcomed four children into
their home and Steve set about instilling in them his hard
work ethic. His children remember him as a loving and
hard-working father who encouraged them to pursue their
goals. Steve made it a point to always put family first,
whether it be attending various sporting events his children
were involved in or teaching them new skills at home.
was skilled in many areas, but loved to operate heavy
equipment and do wood-working. He was a loving father and
grandfather who loved to spend time with his family and
friends. His greatest joy was spending time with his
grandchildren and building things with them.
is survived by his dad, Herbert Hampton, of Aumsville, wife
Jackie Hampton of Aumsville, children Christy Moore
(William), Rhonda Bice-Sinks (Justin), Labecca Hampton (Paul
Reininghaus) and Jacob Hampton (Samuel Perez); siblings Zach
Hampton, Tim Hampton and Oren Hampton as well as 9
grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his mother,
celebration of life for Steve will be set for a future date.
All are welcome to attend and celebrate Steve's life. In
lieu of flowers, please send donations to the International
Myeloma Foundation at myeloma.org
or Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at givenow.lls.org
The family would like to thank all the various extended
family members that supported Steve and the family during
his treatment and the days leading up to his passing as well
as all the nursing staff at Serenity Hospice.