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Heath died last Sunday in Athens. He was 36 years old.
Heath was raised in Athens and attended Athens High School. Starting at a very young age, golf was his passion. He was on the high school golf team, and was All-District, All-Regional and All-State during his junior year. He was also All-State Individual Medalist. Over the years, he was the Men's Club Champion many different times at the Athens Country Club, and won many local and regional tournamants, and various mini-tour tournamants.
From 1997 to 2002, Heath was head golf pro at the Metro Country Club in the Dominican Republic, during which time he won the Dominican Republic National Championship in 1999 and again in 2000.
For the last couple of years, Heath was a golf instructor in Houston, teaching the Natural Golf swing method, and starting his new business. He had acquired many clients/golf students, all of whom he adored. He loved helping people, who had been frustrated with the game of golf, to regain their skills and passion for the game. Due to his patience and kindness, and teaching skills, and his love of golf and for people, he gave to his students a new enthusiasm for the game.
Heath is survived by one child, Bryan Heath Robert Jared Bryant-Hampton, who lives with his mother in Lindale. Heath is also survived by his mother, Kerri Fields Roush and stepfather Guy Roush of Bastrop; and his father, Bob Hampton and stepmother Sherry Hampton, brothers Marcus and Wade Hampton; brother Dalton Thomas and sister Ranie Thomas; plus grandparents Paul and Lelia Vern Hampton, and Robert H. Fields, all of Athens; additionally, uncle and aunt, Larry and Meg Hampton and cousin Matt Hampton, of Salida, CA; cousin Greg Hampton of Albuquerque, NM; uncle Robert F. Fields of Austin, and uncle David A. Fields of San Antonio; plus many other aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and lots of good friends, including his best friend, Kathy Lewis of Athensand his sweet dog, Sky, both of whom comforted him in his last days.
Heath was always smiling. He loved the Lord with all his heart, and he always tried to be a friend, and a comfort and joy to others. He was kind and thoughtful, and generous. He never tried to get ahead of others, but wanted others to succeed. He was modest, humble, and self-effacing, and he was thankful for each of his blessings. He will be greatly missed, especially that sweet smile of his. But, he is in a much better place, happy with the Lord Jesus, and free from pain.
A memorial service will be held at the House of Mercy, 3373 East U.S. Hwy. 175, Athens, at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, October 2, 2005. The church is located on the left side of Hwy 175, approximately 1/2 mile east of loop 317.
In lieu of flowers, please send gifts in Heath's memory to World Vision, or to your local church.
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