Bobby Ray Lampton

Published 8:22 am Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Bobby Ray “Coach Lamp” Lampton, a resident of Bogalusa for the past 66 years, departed his life Aug. 5, 2016, with his loving wife and children by his side.

Bobby Ray Lampton was born to the late George and Evelyn Lampton. He graduated from Central Memorial High School. Bobby was a lifelong member of St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church. He served on the Usher Board, Steward Pro-Tem, President of Sons of Allen, a Choir member and the Trustee Board. He was employed with Crown Zellerbach, Gaylord, Temple-Inland and International Paper, until he retired with 42 years.

Bobby loved Little League Baseball. He coached for 25 years with the Red Oak Dodgers and Green Oak Dodgers, and Bogalusa All Stars, which he led to the Little League World Series. He also loved to play tennis and travel.

Bobby leaves to cherish his memories, his beautiful wife of 32 years, Gladys “Cookie” Lampton of Bogalusa; children, Shawanda Fitzgerald of Baton Rouge, Brian Lampton of New Orleans, Kendrick Robertson of Baton Rouge, and Carmen Mark of Bogalusa; three sisters, Gaynell Jenkins of Detroit, Mich., and Carliss Twilley and Patricia Jacob, both of Atlanta, Ga.; one brother, Don (Mary) Lampton of Morning Side, Md.; 15 grandchildren; a godson, Mark Barnes; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Evelyn Lampton; a sister, Barbara McAllister; and George Stanley Lampton.

The visitation will be Friday, Aug. 12, from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m., with a family hour from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at St. Paul A.M.E. Church in Bogalusa, with the Rev. Errol Conner officiating and Elder R.L. Palmer Jr., pastor. Interment will be at Bogalusa Cemetery.

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