Hampton Alexander Lyness of Metairie, LA, passed away on March 9, 2020, at the age of 89. He cherished the love of his life, Dorothy Lee Gately Lyness, their three daughters, and family. He always felt a special closeness to God when he was out alone in the desolate plains of North Dakota.
Hamp was born Feb. 9, 1931, in Fessenden, ND, to Leland and Nora (Link) Lyness. He graduated from Fessenden High School in 1949 and proceeded to graduate from the University of Notre Dame ’53. He was an officer in the U.S. Navy, serving on the USS Kearsarge (CV-33) for 36 months and was discharged as Lieutenant Junior Grade. He attended DePaul University Graduate School of Business in Chicago. After six years of selling agricultural chemicals, he began working with Kohlmeyer & Co. as a stockbroker. He married Dorothy Lee Gately in 1964. He was a New York Stock Exchange stockbroker for 50 consecutive years.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Lee Gately Lyness; daughters, Dorothy Landry and her son, Michael, Laurie (David) Songy, and children, Christian and Alexa, and Beth Lyness; his sister, Marion Eldredge; and beloved extended family and friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Greenwood Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Blvd, New Orleans, on Friday, March 13, 2020, starting at 9:00 AM, followed by a Mass in the Chapel at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Ozanam Inn, 843 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130.