Meridian Star


April 19, 2013

John Kennedy Crampton


    Services for John Kennedy Crampton will be held Saturday, April 20, 2013, at 11  a.m. at First Christian Church, with Dr. Tom Sikes and Reverend Lea McCracken officiating. Burial will be in Semmes Cemetery with Robert Barham Family Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

    Mr. Crampton, 72, of Foley, Alabama, and formerly a long time resident of Meridian, Mississippi, died Monday, April 15, 2013, at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center in Mobile, Alabama. Mr. Crampton was Terminal Manager of Campbell 66, Churchill Truck Lines and Con-Way. He was a graduate of Millsaps College and was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. Mr. Crampton served in the United States Army.

    Mr. Crampton was very active in the community. He was Past President of the Meridian Jaycees, a supporter of the Meridian Symphony Orchestra; he participated in several Meridian Little Theatre Productions and was a Boy Scout Leader. He was also a Deacon of First Christian Church and a Sunday school teacher. He loved history, classical music, his church and his family and friends.

    He is survived by his wife of forty-four years, Libby Grattan Crampton; son, Jay Kennedy Crampton and his wife Michelle Gothard Crampton of Monroe, Louisiana and son, Neil Mitchell Crampton, also, of Monroe, Louisiana and granddaughter Elizabeth Antoinette Crampton.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, John Kennedy Crampton, Sr. and Marguerite Culberson Crampton, sisters, Lois Crampton Worrell and Mary Louise Crampton Gower.

    The family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center and The Southern Cancer Center in Daphne, Alabama.

    The family requests memorials be made to First Christian Church Building Fund, 1301 23rd Avenue, Meridian, Mississippi 39301 or Lamar School Foundation, 544 Lindley Road, Meridian, Mississippi 39305.

    Family and friends may sign the online guest book at

    Visitation will be held Saturday, April 20, from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. at First Christian Church.

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