The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

July 26, 2013

Rodney K. Hampton, 60, Catawissa


The Daily Item

— CATAWISSA — Rodney K. Hampton, 60, of Lake Glory Road, died Thursday, July 25, 2013, as a result of an accident the day before at Geisinger Medical Center, in Danville.

He was born Feb. 25, 1953, in Bloomsburg, and was a son of the late Alvin and Leona (Small) Hampton.

Rodney attended Willilamsport Community College.

He worked for Edwin Hoffman Construction, and later he was the founder of Hampton and Appel Brothers Construction Firm.

Rodney was a member of Kulp United Methodist Church, Catawissa, where he was on the Kulp Cemetery Committee and he also was a member of Tri Hollow Gun Club,

He was an avid sportsman, and loved gardening fishing, hunting, and making wine. Rodney was the most wonderful man ever, never complaining, was easy going, was family oriented and was a hard worker.

He is survived by his wife the former Shelley Appel, originally of Elysburg, and they would have observed their 36th wedding anniversary on Sept. 17, 2013. He also is survived by one son, Nicholas K. Hampton, of Annville; one daughter, Jenna L. Hampton, at home; two brothers, Gary Hampton and his wife Gaya, of Manheim, and Wade Hampton and his wife Bonnie, of Catawissa; four sisters, Diane Harter, of Catawissa, Beryl Benson and her husband David, of Espy, Tracy Tharp and her husband Roger, of Martinsburg W.Va., and Gail Keefer and her husband David, of Catawissa.  

Visitation for friends will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Allen R. Horne Funeral Home, 193 McIntyre Road, Catawissa, where the funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Chad Carter, his pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Kulp United Methodist Cemetery, Roaring Creek Township.  

Contributions in his memory may be made to Kulp/Mount Zion United Methodist Parsonage, 521 Shuman St. Catawissa, PA 17820.