November 15, 1932 - April 25, 2018
With sincere regret, the staff of D.L. Boyd Funeral Home, LLC., in collaboration with Brown’s Christian Funeral Home, wants to extend our deepest sympathy to the Hampton Family. Mr. Oyama Hampton, Jr.’s earthly temple is now resting in the care of D.L. Boyd Funeral Home. John 11:25-26 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. May God bless and keep you in the days ahead as you gain strength from the memories of Mr. Oyama Hampton, Jr. Oyama Hampton, Jr., 85, entered eternal rest on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, surrounded by family. He was born November 15, 1932, in Little Rock, AR., to the late Oyama Hampton, Sr. and Maude Dixon Hampton. Two sisters preceded him in death: Billie Jean Hampton and Helen Louise Hampton Altheimer. He is survived by his wife Nellie, sister Frankie Elizabeth Hampton Seymour (Norwood), Little Rock, AR and sister-in-law Mamie C. Dunn, Augusta, GA. Oyama attended Stephens Grammar School, Dunbar Junior and Dunbar High School. In 1949, at age 16, he obtained his high school diploma and enrolled in Arkansas Agricultural, Mechanical, and Normal College (UAPB), in Pine Bluff, AR. He later attended Morehouse College, in Atlanta, GA., following his military service with the United States Army during the Korean War. On December 8, 1954, Oyama wed Nellie M. Cummings of Augusta, GA. The devoted couple of 63 years have five children – Yana Scott (Herbert), Little Rock, AR, Helen Barnes (Reginald), Little Rock, AR, Andrea Sue Carter (Thomas), El Paso, TX, Linda Ball (Daniel), Houston, TX, and Oyama Hampton, III (Bonnie), Collierville, TN; eight grandchildren - Reginald Barnes, Jr., Yana-Janell Scott, Daniel Ball, IV, Andrew Ball, Daniel Carter, Andrea Chanell Hampton, Kristin Barnes and Oyama Hampton, IV. Oyama was a frequent visitor of White Memorial Methodist Church during his youth, but a lifelong member of Mount Zion Baptist Church. He was a dedicated choir member and a faithful trustee for over 50 years. He enjoyed singing bass with both the Art Porter Singers and the Mount Zion Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir, but his love for cooking was known area wide. He was a passionate, yet old-fashioned, chef who never used a cookbook and kept you out the kitchen while he made magic, but was always eager to serve you while the meal was hot. Additionally. his career with the United State Postal Service spanned 37 years before retiring on November 30, 1990. He leaves to cherish his memory a host of other relatives - nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Services have been entrusted to Darrell Boyd, DL Boyd Funeral Home, 10600 Train Station Drive, Mabelvale, AR 72103, 501-246-5913 and Melvin Brown, Brown’s Christian Funeral Home, 1705 Main Street, North Little Rock, AR, 72114, 501-244-8000.
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