He was married to the late Dorothy L. Brown Hampton.
He served in the United States Army. He worked at the International Paper Mill and later became self-employed with his own business in Minden.
J.D. Hampton was the first minority to become a mayoral candidate in the city of Minden. In 1966, he became a civil rights leader and activist.
He is preceded in death by his mother, father and wife.
He leaves to cherish his memories, one son, Vincent Hampton; two daughters: Beverly McClerklin (husband Adrain), and Sherri Lewis; three grandsons, Jerrod (wife Tina) Lewis, Jerrell Lewis and Jalen McClerklin; two great-grandchildren, Jayda and Jabari Lewis (twins); and a host of loving sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends.