Comer F. Hampton

April 13, 1927 ~ January 13, 2022 (age 94)


COMER FRANK HAMPTON (April 13, 1927 – January 13, 2022) 

Comer Hampton was born in Gainesville, Georgia on April 13, 1927 and went to be with the Lord on January 13, 2022 at the age of 94. 

One of six children, his family moved to Commerce, Georgia in 1932 where he spent the majority of his childhood.  In 1945, he left North Georgia College and joined the Navy during World War II under Admiral Halsey.  He was slated for the invasion of Japan; however, the war ended with the dropping of the atomic bomb prior to the invasion. 

In 1951, he graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in mathematics and was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity.  After college, he become a professional engineer practicing in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida, and managed the Atlanta office of F.J. Evans Engineering Company.  In 1965, he started United Engineering Company in Atlanta with Stan Payne and ran the company for 30 years until his retirement in 1995. 

In 1966, Comer met Suellen Robilliard while traveling in Rome, Italy and they later married in Sydney, Australia on June 24, 1972.  In 1979, they welcomed their only son, John McKinley Hampton, and lived in Atlanta until they moved to Madison, GA in 2000. 

Comer was a gifted artist with extraordinary attention to detail, and while his passion was doing oil paintings, he also enjoyed designing and building homes. As an outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, family camping trips to the Smoky Mountains and served as Scoutmaster during his son’s years in Scouting.     

Comer had a love of travel and always made time to enjoy family vacations, especially during his son’s childhood years.  He believed in the importance of a well-rounded education and placed tremendous value on the education and experiences gained from international travel.  

In addition to travel, music played a large part in his life.  He enjoyed playing guitar and listened to many different genres of music, with country and gospel being his favorites.  As he coped with macular degeneration and eventually partial blindness, music become an increasing source of comfort in his life when he was no longer able to paint.  

His son was the light of his life and spending time with him was his greatest joy.  Throughout his son’s childhood, Comer took John to school every day and was always home from work at 5pm to spend time with him. 

A devoted and loving husband, he and Suellen were married for just shy of 50 years.  He was the epitome of a true southern gentleman with a kind heart and a value for honesty and integrity above all else.  His church was an important part of his life and his faith in God’s plan of salvation for his life allowed him to live life fearlessly, full of hope and with determination.  

We celebrate his life here on earth and take comfort in the knowledge that we will be reunited in heaven. 

Comer was preceded in death by his parents, Albert Marshall and Ellena Lucindy Hampton; his brothers Olin Hampton, Tillman Hampton and Leonard Hampton; and his sisters Ila Mae Cowden and Grace Hanley.  

He is survived by his wife, Suellen Hampton; his son, John Hampton (Erin); his two grandchildren Will and Isabelle; brother-in-law Peter Robilliard (Helen) and various nieces and nephews.     

 The funeral service will be held Saturday, January 15 at 2:30PM at Madison Baptist Church.  A private graveside service will be held at Jackson Memorial Park Cemetery in Commerce.

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Funeral Service
January 15, 2022

2:30 PM
Madison Baptist Church
328 S Main St
Madison, Georgia 30650

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