Rev. Derrell Hampton, 73, of Waterloo passed away on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at Navicent Health Care of Macon.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. at Grace Baptist Church in Mystic with Dr. Wayne Roe, Rev. Matt Dibler, Rev. Garland Odom and Brother Landon Street officiating. Special singing will be provided by his favorite southern gospel group, The Inspirations Quartet. Interment will follow at Waterloo Baptist Church Cemetery with Dr. Jeff Pangle officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Albritton Funeral Directors on Friday, February 25, 2022.
Colby Godwin, Will Godwin, Shane Hampton, Shon Hampton, Josh Meeler, Chris Bryant and West Burns will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Marvin Tanner, Jerry Camp, Jimmy Tomberlin, Mexico Olquinn, Roger Dill, John Gardner, Willis Terrell and all ministers present.
Rev. Hampton was born August 11, 1948 in Tift County to the late James Daniel Hampton and Mary Lenora Bledsoe Hampton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Derrell Scott Hampton and his brother, James Harrell Hampton.
Rev. Hampton lived most of his life in Irwin county where he graduated from Irwin County High School in 1966, then in 1969 graduated from Georgia Tech with bachelors in civil engineering. He was the owner of Coastal Plains Construction and Hampton and Associates Surveying and the pastor of Grace Baptist Church since 1986. He was a veteran of the United States Army Reserve from the Tifton Unit. The grandchildren remember him as a renaissance man: entrepreneur, pastor, farmer, and businessman who was deeply intelligent, respectable, wise and patient. He was a Bible believing Christian whose main concern about others was their spiritual well being with God. He loved fishing, working with his horses and listening to gospel music.
Rev. Hampton is survived by his wife, Connie Young Hampton; his daughter and son-in-law Sonya and Klayton Burns of Chula. He was “Gan Gan” to his five grandchildren, Colby Godwin, Will Godwin, Lauren Grace Godwin, West Burns and Nora Jane Burns.
Flowers accepted or donations may be made to Grace Baptist Church C/O Jerry Camp, 1605 Hwy. 41 N. Tifton, Ga 31794.
Albritton Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements