More detail on this person: Odis Hampton Jr. DELTONA - Odis Hampton Jr., 61, of Corrigan Drive, died July 17, 2004, at his home. Mr. Hampton was a mathematics teacher at Warner Christian Academy in South Daytona and a professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach. Born in Fountain Inn, S.C., he moved to this area in 1990 from Edgewater. He was a member of Disabled American Veterans and the Retired Military Officers Association, and enjoyed fishing, traveling and playing pinochle. Mr. Hampton served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He piloted a Cobra helicopter, and received a Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Army Commendation Medal. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Yvonne; four sons, David of Port St. Lucie, Christopher of San Diego, Michael of Strawberry Plains, Tenn., and Jonathan of Deltona; one brother, Robert of Boynton Beach; and six grandchildren. Deltona Memorial was in charge. Odis Hampton, Jr Army Warrant Officer Odis Hampton came from a military family; flying and being a serviceman was always his first calling, He was shot down in Vietnam in a Cobra helicopter. Both of his legs and his hip were broken. He also received blood tainted with hepatitis C and spent the next 35 years battling the disease. He was on a liver transplant list for many years and voluntarily removed himself from the list, when he developed other medical problems. Odis taught math at his alma matter, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and at Warner Christian Academy until he became permanently disabled in 1985. As a decorated Vietnam combat veteran, his name is on a memorial wall at Veterans Memorial Park. He died of liver cancer. Freedom isn't free, Odis gave his life for us.!
Burial information: Deltona Memorial Gardens, Orange City, FL
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