Jaccari and his three brothers were raised by his mother, Terri, and grandmother, Amelia, who were both known for their generosity to the community. Hampton began working as a fast food cook while attending Ensley High School, soon transferring to Full Moon Bar-B-Que on Valley Avenue.
Ensley High School merged into Jackson-Olin High School for Hampton's senior year. After graduating in 2007, he completed a commercial driving course at CDL Skills & Test Training in Hoover. He began working for the Birmingham Department of Public Works in 2014 and was promoted to supervisor in 2019.
- Wright, Erica (April 30, 2020) "Jaccari Hampton, City of Birmingham’s Working Class Hero." The Birmingham Times