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Russell “Hamey” Glenn Hampt, 102, a resident of Harrisonburg, passed away Feb. 20, 2013, at his home.
Mr. Hampt was born Jan. 16, 1911, in Trenton, Md., and was the son of the late Harry and Alberta Cullison Hampt. He was raised in the home of his aunt, Grace Weiss.
He was a member of the U.S. Navy and worked as a self-employed barber in Baltimore, Md. He was an avid hunter and golfer. Mr. Hampt was a member of the American Legion, a life member of the VFW Post 632 and was a member of the Dayton United Methodist Church.
On Oct. 28, 1967, he married the former Meda Hummel, who passed away three years to the day, on Feb. 20, 2010.
Surviving are four sons, Larry Hampt of Pennsylvania, Carl Hampt of Maryland, Douglas Hampt of Florida, and Dennis Hampt of Maryland; a sister, Inez Shoemaker of New Jersey; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Two of his grandchildren, Rhonda Stefura and Susan Stefura of Harrisonburg, were his caregivers.
Mr. Hampt was also preceded in death by a son, Richard Hampt; a stepdaughter, Joyce Stefura Koogler; a brother, Lester Hampt; and a sister, Hilda James.
The Rev. Steve Bird will conduct a graveside service at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at 2 p.m. with military rites by the American Legion Post 27.
Friends may call at the McMullen Funeral Home at anytime.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 468, Harrisonburg, VA 22803. Please list in the memo in Russell Hampt’s Memory.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.mcmullenfh.com .