Weldon Hamlin

Friday, October 20, 2006

Weldon B. Hamlin, 84, of Jackson, formerly of Broseley, Mo., died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006, at his home.

He was born Nov. 23, 1921, in Bernie, Mo., son of Frank and Ollie Taylor Hamlin. He and Flora London were married Sept. 4, 1946, in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Hamlin was inducted into the U.S. Army Air Force Sept. 3, 1942. He was an air transportation technician, honorably discharged March 15, 1946, as a private first class.

He was a farmer, working and residing in Broseley until 1964 when the family moved to Grassy, Mo., where he also bought and sold timber. In 1989, he retired from farming and moved to Pocahontas. From 1990 to 2001 he was a dozer operator for Little River Drainage District.

Hamlin was a member of the Church of Christ in Jackson.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, James "Jim" Hamlin of Whitewater, Colo., Glendell Hamlin of Salem, Ore., Frank Hamlin of Jackson, Tenn.; a daughter, Linda Essner of Cape Girardeau; a sister, Lola Bolen of Frederick, Md.; six grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, a brother, a sister and a great-grandson.

Friends may call Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to service time at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.

The funeral will be Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home, with Brian McCalister and Frank Monroe officiating. Burial will follow in Browns Chapel Cemetery in Broseley.