In Memory of

William Michael Hampton

July 24, 2006 - June 8, 2023


William Michael Hampton, known as Will to friends and family, of Lee’s Summit, MO died June 8, 2023 in Lee’s Summit.  He was born July 24, 2006 to Adam Perry Hampton and Melissa (Missy) Dale (Jaudon) Hampton in Lee’s Summit, MO and grew up and attended school there.

Will had just completed his sophomore year at Lee’s Summit High School and was known by friends, family, and coworkers as a kind soul and hard worker who always had a smile on his face.  He enjoyed being in the outdoors and had recently discovered a passion and talent for mechanics and was excited for upcoming learning opportunities in this field.

Will is survived by his parents, sibling Sydney Janann Hampton, grandparents Felisha Jan Ethridge, Steve Ethridge, and William (Bill) George Jaudon, great grandmother Phyllis Ann Gregory, as well as several uncles, aunts, and cousins.

Visitation is 1:00-3:00 Thursday June 15 at Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd St., Lee’s Summit, MO 64063.  A gravestone will be placed at Floral Hills Cemetery at 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64133

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Legacy for LS Parks Foundation,


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I’m so so sorry for your loss. I loved Will Will. Always such a sweet gentle soul gone too soon. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Our heartfelt condolences to your family.
All our love,
Cass, Jorge & Aiden Landeros

My deepest and heartfelt condolences to Will’s parents and sister. No one can understand your pain and sorrow but I want to share that I pray for comfort to you at this time.
Will was a such a sweet & polite young man. He was a good friend to my son James. I remember him as a fun loving and always quick with a smile and laugh whenever I saw him.
May the Lord watch over you at this time of sorrow.
Shelley Slavens

I am so heartbroken for you all. Will was an amazing person and student. I will miss having him in class or seeing his sweet smile around LSHS. Praying and thinking of your family.

Mindy, I am thinking of you and your family at this time. There are no words to make any of this better. Remember I love you,
and I know what your family is going through

Will was my student at PLE. He was a great student and I loved having him in my class. He was such a sweet kid and had the best smile! I’m heartbroken for the family. I’m praying for his family and friends!

Missy and family-
So saddened to learn of your son’s passing. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you as you walk through this difficult journey in your life.
Missy I have such fond memories of you at that same age in youth group at Aldersgate. I am so sorry for this tragedy for you and your family.
Thinking of you-
Carolyn Mulder

Words fail! Will was such a sweet special young soul. He was my Great Grandson’s best friend and was like another Great Grandson to me. His smile was so bright, his laughter contagious and he gave the best hugs ever. Like everyone else who knew him, my heart is beyon broken and I will forever miss him and the joy he brought to my life…Love ya Sweetheart, Nana 💔

I am so very sorry for your loss. Will was in my first hour class this past year and I always enjoyed starting my day with him. Will was charismatic and kind, always willing to help out. He had a great sense of humor and an even better smile. He will be missed by me and many others at LSHS.

A tremendous loss. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with your family.

The Amaro Family

So sad and sorry to hear of the passing of Will. I recently had the privilege of getting to know Will during his bowling at Lee’s Summit Lanes with his classmates. I always looked forward to his bright smile, contagious spirit for life and his unforgettable sense of humor. He teased well and we had such fun joking about scores and haircuts. He has left a lasting impression in my heart of such a fine young man. May he rest in peace.

My condolences…my heart goes out to all his sister, parents and the rest of his family. I didn’t know Will personally but heard about what happened on social media. I can’t imagine the pain you are all going through, I felt heart broken as a Mom! I hope you all find peace soon. My condolences again.

My heart aches for you Adam, Sydney and all of your family as you maneuver through the sorrow of losing your precious Will.
I’m lifting up prayers of comfort.
With love,
Cindy Davila

I am so sorry for your loss. We send our deepest condolences to your family.

Will was such a bright light and I am SO grateful he was such an inspiration to my son Isaiah. He was such a blessing to our entire neighborhood and he will truly be missed.

My heart breaks for Will’s family and friends. He must have been such a wonderful young man with a great work ethic. His life has impacted many, including strangers from far and wide. I pray that he is having the best adventure in heaven. May the Lord comfort you during this time of unfathomable loss. In Jesus name. Amen.

I’m sorry for your loss, my deepest condolences to your family. Praying a big hug to all.

I didn’t get to meet Will, but my husband did. He said he was a gentle, kind young guy who was always nice to others at his work place.

I am so sorry Adam, I can’t imagine this! Sending love and hugs to you and Sydney as I won’t be able to make it today. Hang in there and keep your head up

Our condolences for your great loss at this time. Please know that y’all are and will be in our prayers.

May the Lord always bless you and keep you!

Carter, Dominic Jr., Cassandra and Dominic Sr., Nave

The loss is immense for me and even greater for his family. I consider all of my students as my kids. Will was a special one for me. Although, not a stellar student in the traditional sense, he was one of the brightest students I have ever had. He did not like traditional school work. We found ways to have his talents and interests shine in
other ways in class (easy to do with him). Will had an affinity for everything mechanical. He was in my principles of engineering class this past year and that kid could build and figure things out like none other. He did not quit until he figured the problem at hand out (I know, I had him in my room during advisory, before and after school many, many days because he loved the work so much) He definitely kept me on my toes to try and challenge him beyond what others were willing to do. He had a super sense of humor and one of the kindest, sweetest students I know. I still can’t believe this world lost such potential. He will be missed. My thoughts are with his family as they try to navigate life without him.

Felisha and family so sorry to hear of your loss,
Your in our thoughts and prayers during this heart breaking time.

Mike and family: Kathy and I were so sorry to hear about this tragedy. You were one of our neighborhood children. Much love and prayers!

I was Will’s art teacher at PLE and every year that went by, I loved him more. He’d always ask me if he was my favorite and I always said, “I can’t tell you that!” And he’d say, “I knew it!”. I can’t relate to your loss and there are no words. But I will never ever forget Will and his humor and sweet smile. Sending all the love I have and praying for just a tiny sliver of peace as you are reading through these messages.


Thursday, June 15, 2023
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063