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SBC missionary killed in Nebraska car wreck

NORFOLK, Neb. (BP)–Veteran Southern Baptist missionary Dennis Hampton, 56, was killed in an automobile accident Thursday July 28. His 15-year-old son, Joel, was riding in the car at the time of the accident but was treated and released from the hospital.

Hampton was a featured Southern Baptist missionary this summer in LifeWay Christian Resources’ Vacation Bible School materials.

He retired in April as a missionary jointly funded by the North American Mission Board and Kansas-Nebraska Convention of Southern Baptists, serving as coordinator of the Sandhills Baptist Association. He had continued in that position on an interim basis since retirement.

A native of Louisville, Ky., and a graduate of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary there, Hampton had planted churches in Massachusetts and Nebraska and also served the Kansas-Nebraska convention as town and country missions strategist.

In addition to his son, he is survived by his wife, Elaine; two grown children; and an 18-year-old daughter, Hannah.

Funeral arrangements are pending in Norfolk, Neb., and will be posted as soon as they are available on the Kansas-Nebraska convention’s website, www.kncsb.org.

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