|Mr. Lampkin entered into rest on October 24, 2003, at his home, following a lengthy illness. He was born in Alexandria, Louisiana, and graduated from Tioga High School. He attended Northwestern University where he played basketball and received his bachelor's and pursued his advanced studies for 30 above at S.F.A. and Louisiana Tech. He served as sergeant in the United States Marine Corp. He began his career at Bossier High School as coach and teacher for 11 years and principal 24 years, retiring in 1980. He worked part-time for several years with Faulkner Lab. He was actively employed by CenturyTel Arena. Mr. Lampkin was well known for his participation in civic organizations and activities, a member of Kiwanis Club of Bossier City for 50 years. He was involved with projects such as: Clean City Committee; Salvation Army Food Drive and Bell Ringing; Shots for Tots; BUG Awards (Bring Up Grades) for elementary children; awarded distinguished Lt. Gov. and service awards; Dist. Citizenship Award; Kiwanian of the Year and the George E. Hixon Fellow. He was also active in YMCA, Bossier Branch Committee; Bossier City Recreation Board; Advisory Committee to the Mayor of Bossier City (2 Mayors); 50-year member and participant of First United Methodist Church of Bossier; he was inducted into the Louisiana High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 1989; Northwestern Educators' Hall of Fame in 2002; and was awarded the Air Force R.O.T.C. Outstanding Service Award, the highest civilian's award to those involved in A.F.R.O.T.C. Mr. Lampkin was also an administrator and LHSAA Executive Committee member.
He was preceded in death by Frank M. Lampkin, II, father; Kathleen L. Chatelain, mother and Anthony Chatelain, stepfather. Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Loretta M. Lampkin; Elsa Jane Teague Lampkin; sons, Frank M. "Skip" Lampkin, III, Arthur Teague Lampkin, William Robert Gilliam and wife Erin; daughters, Elsa "Liz" Barker, Laura G. Bryant and husband Carl; grandchildren, Shaunna Lampkin, Amanda Barker, Holly Barker, Dallas Lampkin, Jamie Bryant, Jacob Bryant, Kelsey Gilliam and Kailey Gilliam; great-grandchildren, Kaleb Cilluffo and Jakeb Cilluffo; brother, Charles H. Lampkin and sister, Janelle C. Pasley and numerous nieces and nephews; Betty Carol McGraw and Cathy Holley; as well as a host of former students and friends.
Mr. Lampkin's goal from start to finish was always to instill in each child who came his way the self esteem needed to believe that his or her dreams and life goals were just as important as anyone else's. His hobbies included golf and fishing.
|Source: Journal Louisiana Conference, 2004|