Alfred Louis Hampton beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, friend, and teacher passed away peacefully on Monday, March 22, 2021 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Born on July 15, 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Alfred was the second of seven children to be born to the late George Leroy Hampton and the late Frances Sims Hampton.
He attended the Ebenezer Seventh Day Adventist Day School and graduated from Simon Gratz High School. In 1969 he earned the B.S. in Mathematics and Physics from Oakwood College, Huntsville, Alabama. He completed his Master of Science degree in Science Education at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 1975. A life-long learner, Alfred engaged in additional studies and earned a number of certificates at the University of Texas-Austin, the United State Department of Labor-OSHA Training Institute, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Alabama A&M University, Clark-Atlanta University and Oak Ridge National Laboratories.
Alfred’s lifelong passions were STEM education and Christian education. He believed that STEM education was not just for the elite, gifted and talented students. Therefore, during his career he worked strategically to identify, motivate, mentor and provide first class educational opportunities for underserved, marginalized students.
In 1971, he began a 46 year long education career as a science and mathematics instructor at Oakwood College Academy and Oakwood College. He spent 17 years at the university of Wisconsin-Madison as Assistant Dean and Director, Office of Minority Affairs. From August 1994 – June 1997, he worked at the University of Texas-Austin as Executive Director of the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering, Inc. (TAME). When UALR’s CYBER College (currently the College of Engineering and Information Technology) opened in 1999, Alfred became Assistant Dean for Recruitment and Diversity Affairs. After retiring from UALR in 2006, he spent 10 years teaching mathematics and science at Arkansas Baptist College and science at the Shiloh Seventh Day Adventist Pre-K to Grade 7 School.
During the 24 years, this Philadelphia native spent in Little Rock, Alfred served first as Head Deacon and then as an Elder at the Shiloh Seventh Day Adventist Church. As a proud member of his adopted community, he served on the boards of the Arkansas Community Foundation, the Historic Arkansas Museum, and the Arkansas Mentoring and Networking Association.
Alfred leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife of 32 years, Dr. Sybil Jordan Hampton; his beloved sons, Alfred Hampton II(Lolita), of Bowie, MD, and Arlan Hampton(Edrewnae Nicole) of Apopka, FL; two granddaughters, Savannah and Ava Hampton of Apopka, FL; six loving brothers and sisters: Leroy Hampton(Genoice) of Huntsville, AL; Elestia Jo Williams of Lawrenceville, GA; James Hampton(Darniece) of New Castle, DE; Eileen Ruff(David) of Fresno, CA; Wesley Hampton(Debra) of Syracuse, NY; and Sheila Lofton (Barry, Deceased) of Philadelphia, PA; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, friends and former students. He is also survived by the mother of his sons, Dianne Hampton.
Graveside service will be held Monday, March 29, 2021 at 11am at Mount Holly Cemetery. 1200 Broadway St. Little Rock AR.
In lieu of flowers, please consider contributing to the Alfred Louis Hampton Charitable Fund
Or by mail:
Arkansas Community Foundation
5 Allied Drive, Suite 5110
Little Rock, AR 72202
Or to the UAMS Foundation Fund
Reynolds Institute on Aging (RIOA) General Fund
Give online at giving.uams.edu
Or by mail:
UAMS Institutional Advancement,
4301 W. Markham Street, #716, Little Rock, AR 72205.
Arrangements entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service. 2620 W Main St. Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. (501) 982-3400