Charley Lee Hamlin, age 78, of Edina, MO, passed away Sunday, August 9, 2020 at his home south of Edina, MO. He was born January 19, 1942, in Knox County, MO the son of Bruce Francis and Gladys Kenoyer Hamlin. He was united in marriage to Nancy Marble on July 7, 1963 in Edina, MO.
Surviving are his wife Nancy Hamlin of Edina, MO, two sons, Jeffrey Lee Hamlin and wife Scherry of Edina, MO, Jeremey Todd Hamlin and friend Angie Wentworth of Memphis, MO, three brothers, Frank Hamlin of Edina, a twin brother Harley Hamlin and wife Judy of Edina, Tom Hamlin and friend Maureen Mayer of Novelty, MO, one sister Betty Shahan of Kirksville, MO, eight grandchildren, Brooklyn and Curtis, Keagan, Krayden, Noah, Khloe, Kabe, Kallen and Kwyn, four step grandchildren, Colebie, Regan, Madeline and Zachary, two great grandchildren Amyia and Malcom, brothers and sisters-in-law, Verna Hamlin, Garlas Hamlin, Millie Hamlin, Joan Hamlin, Terry (Rose) Marble, Tim (Diane) Marble and Charlotte (Mike) Dyslin, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Charley was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Ray, Roland, Ralph, Donnie Hamlin, two sisters, Julianne Peters, Mary Bishop, two sisters-in-law Ernestine Hamlin, Mary Jane Hamlin and a brother-in-law Jack Bishop.
Charley graduated from Edina High School in 1961. He served his country in the United States Army from 1966 to 1968. He was employed for 40 years with Mark Twain Telephone as a lineman, installer and central office repairman of systems retiring in 2003. After returning from the army in 1969 Charley purchased a farm South of Edina where he was also engaged in farming. Charley was a member and past board member of the Edina Assembly of God Church where he had taught Sunday school and Royal Rangers for years. It was during this time he influenced many young lives. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, NASCAR, coffee time at the Country Barn Café and Casey’s visiting with friends to share his latest hunting stories and jokes. He especially loved time with his grandchildren and watching them in all sport activities. Charley was also a member of the Knox Co Memorial Post #4822 V.F.W. and Cyril A. Graham American Legion Post # 261.
Open visitation will be held from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 12th at Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, MO. Due to Covid 19, seating will be limited. Masks are suggested and six feet distancing will be enforced.
During visitation, guests are expected to maintain a six-foot distance, not to linger, and wear a mask if possible.
A private funeral service for family will be held in the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, MO, 2 p.m. Thursday, August 13th in Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home. Burial with full Military Honors will be held in Park View Memorial Gardens in Kirksville, MO.
Music will be provided by Debbie Peters, Audrey Hamlin and LeaAnn Hamlin. Selections will be Had It Not Been and Amazing Grace My Chains Are Gone.
Memorials are suggested to the local Knox County Cancer Fund and or the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.