Brian Charles Hampton

Born in Shawnn, OK on December 28, 1964

Departed on June 29, 2019 and resided in Brentwood, Tennessee

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Brian Charles Hampton, age 54, passed on June 29, 2019. Brian was born on December 28, 1964 in Shawnee, Oklahoma to Charles and Peggy Hampton. Brian was a senior vice president and group publisher with HarperCollins Christian Publishing for twenty-eight years. He enjoyed many activities including motorcycling, running, reading and listening to music. He loved spending time reading the Bible and was a beloved Sunday School teacher for many years. Brian had an attentive listening ear and was relied on for sound advice. Brian was family centered. His most cherished moments were playing games like disc golf, tennis and dominoes with his family. His quick wit was known by many and appreciated by all.

Brian was preceded by his father, Charles. He is survived by his mother, Peggy, his wife, Karen, and his two children Ben (Erica) Hampton and Caroline (David) Cole, and his four siblings, Shari Windom, Joel (Shelly) Hampton, Leslie (Kevin) Hester, and Jennifer (Allen) Bowen.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, July 5, 2019 at Cofer’s Chapel on Franklin Pike in Nashville, TN with Reverend Joel Hampton officiating. The family will receive loved ones from 9-11 a.m. preceding the service from 11-12 p.m. In lieu of memorial flowers, donations may be given to the National Alliance on Mental Illness or the Ralph C. and Lucille Hampton Academic Scholarship at Welch College.

11 Comments to Brian Charles Hampton

  1. Gary Mumme
    July 3, 2019 6:49 pm

    Praising God for Brian’s life
    His teaching encouraged me
    I grieve with his family for their loss of his earthly life but rejoice he is with his Savior

  2. Anne
    July 4, 2019 8:14 am

    I worked with Brian for two years, 1999-2001. He always impressed me with his kindness, listening ear, keen mind, and being such a great example of what a Christian should be. I grieve his loss and send my deepest sympathy to his family. You will be in my prayers for a long time. Brian treasured his family, and he had his priorities in the right place: Jesus first, family next, and then work. He was a conscientious and hard worker, and he knew how to handle people with finesse. God’s peace be with you all, both family and friends. I regret that I will be out of town and unable to attend the visitation and celebration of Brian’s life. I pray that you will feel surrounded by God’s great love. Anne Trudel

  3. Pam MacArthur
    July 4, 2019 10:02 am

    I am so distressed and sorry for Brian’s loss. He was such a sweet Godly man and a wonderful teacher. I always was blessed when he taught the Lifebuilders class. My heart goes out to family and will hold you up in prayer.

  4. Mavis Harrop
    July 4, 2019 10:17 am

    I was saddened to hear of Brian’s passing from this life. I always appreciated the perspective he brought as one of the teacher’s in our Lifebuilder’s class. May the family feel God’s strength and love as they grieve.

  5. Morgan Wills
    July 4, 2019 4:20 pm

    I knew Brian while we were both members at St Bartholomew’s in the Lifebuilders Sunday school class. Brian was a gentle but incisive teacher, with a dry wit, a capacious mind, a welcoming spirit, and a deep love for God and people. Although I haven’t had the privilege to be with him in several years, i am so sad to hear of his death. The world, and especially his family, lost a great one much too early. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hamptons!

  6. Kathy Henderson
    July 5, 2019 7:49 am

    Our hearts break for the loss of our nephew, Brian. Our minds are flooded with so many memories of him with family. He was quietly at the lead in wit and wisdom, a gentle encourager. He stood tall in character and godliness. We will miss him.

  7. Trimbles
    July 5, 2019 9:15 am

    Praying for God’s grace, comfort and strength as visitation is beginning now. Praying for the family now and in the days to come. We are so so sorry for your loss. Mike and Terry Trimble

  8. Lisa Wyatt Boston
    July 5, 2019 2:26 pm

    My heart, prayers, and thoughts are with Karen, Ben, Caroline, their families and all of those whose lives were so impacted by Brian’s life and love.

    Wishing I weren’t 2000 miles away, so that I could be there to pay respects to Brian and his family.

  9. Sandy Vander Zicht
    July 5, 2019 9:10 pm

    My heart is broken with you at the loss of my former colleague Brian. About a year ago I retired from Zondervan, a part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, but I will never forget Brian. He was brilliant—a strong competitor, but always kind. He will be dearly missed. I’m sorry that I live too far away to have attended the celebration of his life today. My deep sympathies to you who loved him most.

  10. Christine Johnson
    July 8, 2019 5:46 pm

    We extend our sympathies to Brian’s family, friends and co-workers from Christian Retailing magazine and Charisma Media. Brian’s influence will carry on through the books he fostered. I can’t imagine how his family and the HCCP family feel in this loss. May you sense the comfort of the Holy Spirit.

  11. Jim and Judy Puckett
    July 10, 2019 11:32 am

    Karen, Jim and I have been praying for you and all the family. We love you. ❤️

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