Hampton Eugene O’Neill, of Ingleside, Texas, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at the age of 79. He was born on April 2, 1942, in Bastrop, Texas, to parents Hampton Howell O’Neill and Beatrice Moore O’Neill.
After eleventh grade, he served in the United States Marines Corps (USMC) and earned his GED. He often said after completing some college-level work that he came from HKU, Hard Knocks University, and he was very proud of all he had done with little to no education, but a lot of grit and tenacity. He helped build the Dupont Plant contracted by Brown & Root and he cut every piece of iron that went into Ingleside’s Catholic Church. He loved building and anything to do with iron. In his later work years, he enjoyed consulting for oil companies, but his love was always with his family and spending time with them. He dearly loved his home and everything a home stands for. He always stayed busy whether at work with heavy equipment with H&L Dozer Service or at home. In his last years, he was the happiest with his great-grandbabies.
Hampton, most commonly known as Hamp, was preceded in death by his nine-month-old son, Roland Dean O’Neill, brother, Bill O’Neill, parents, grandparents, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and his dear nephew and niece.
He is the beloved husband of 59 years to Ida Ruth Doreck O’Neill, father to Lance Eugene O’Neill (Maria Garcia), Papa to Lindsie O'Neill Almquist (Cody Almquist), and great-grandfather to Ellis and Briggs Almquist. He is the proud brother of Micheal “Mickey” O’Neill and Glenn O’Neill. Further, he is survived by his dear sisters-in-law, Debbie O’Neill, Bea Doreck Ramsey, LaVern Simmons, and Katherine Doreck, brothers-in-law, Joe Doreck, and Tinker Ramsey, nieces, nephews, and many great-nieces and nephews he dearly loved.
He will always be remembered for his teasing jokes such as “pull my finger,” his Marine stories like how he taught a man how to read while they were in the Vietnam war, so the man could read the letters from his own Momma, and enjoying horse races with his dear friend who he is now hanging out with in heaven, Dan Dubose.
The family wishes to thank all of the doctors, medical staff, Compassus Hospice, Caraday Nursing Home, and staff, and the many friends and family for their love, care, and support in his last days. Family & friends are invited to his memorial service at 2 pm Friday, October 8, 2021, at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home in Aransas Pass, Texas to celebrate his life at 2003 West Wheeler Avenue. Following the memorial service, the family invites you to stay for food and fellowship to share good memories of sweet Hampton Eugene. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in his memory.