Patti Lucille Hampton, age 77, of Smithville, Oklahoma, passed away Sunday, January 9, 2022, at National Park Medical Center in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She was born on Thursday, December 14, 1944, to Walker and Dee (Cook) Lane in Clarendon, Texas.
Patti was a loving and devoted Christian of the Baptist faith. She dedicated her time and heart to helping her church. Patti was involved with Awana and would help cook at day camp during the summers. She was passionate about her church and community. Patti was opinionated and sassy. When her children and grandchildren would come over to eat, she would tell them every meal is a two-course meal and you can take it or leave it. Patti was not one to sit idle. She was a hard worker, and she could be found in her flower gardens or fishing. Patti was a member of the Bass and Belles. She enjoyed listening to audio books when traveling as well as reading. Patti loved her family and her dogs. She raised wired hair fox terriers as well as other breeds. Patti raised four children and later went back to school to obtain a Bachelors Degree of Science in surveying. She was proud to be the first licensed female surveyor in the state of Arkansas. Patti was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her youngest son, Vernon Hampton; and two grandsons, Johnny Lee Dodd and Wayne Dodd.
Patti is survived by her son, Mark Hampton; two daughters and son-in-laws, Vickie Smith and husband Larry and Leslie Dodd and husband Matt; six grandchildren, Brenda Smith, Clint Smith, Wade Hampton, Aaron Hampton, Angela Jones, and Jennie Ashworth; nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. at the Octavia Baptist Church in Octavia, Oklahoma, with Brother Ed Rogers officiating. Interment will follow at the Pinecrest Memorial Park in Mena under the direction of Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena.
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