William 'Hamp' Choate Jr.

Dec 12, 2013

Devoted Family Man

CLYDE — William Hampton “Hamp” Choate Jr., 53, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013.

A native of Matthews,  he is the son of William Hampton, Sr. and Marion Ellis “Bige” Howell Choate of Jonathan Creek.   He managed the family owned Winngray Campground and was a member of Shady Grove United Methodist Church.  Hamp enjoyed hiking, running, visiting Hilton Head Island and spending time with his family at Lake Fontana.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 25 years, Michelle Wright Choate; four sons, William Hampton Choate,III, Dylan David Choate, Beau Mark Choate and Pre Ellis Choate, all of Clyde.

Funeral services will be held at noon Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at Shady Grove United Methodist Church with Pastor C. Thomas Tout officiating.  Burial will follow at Garrett-Hillcrest Memorial Park.  The family will receive one hour prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Wells Funeral Homes & Cremation Services of Waynesville is in charge of arrangements.  An online memorial register is available at www.wellsfuneralhome.com.