John Charles Hamlin passed peacefully at CrownPointe Assisted Living in Lebanon, on Monday morning, Jan. 30, 2017. He was born March 14, 1937, in Detroit, Mich., to Delvina and William Hamlin. John was one of their six children.
Following high school John volunteered for the draft, and he chose to head into the U.S. Army. He was so proud of his service. From his basic training in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., he traveled to California. In California, he studied wheeled vehicle mechanics. Following his training he traveled to France for one year. He was honorably discharged to come home to Michigan.
John came home and started his home-painting business. He thought that his height would be a benefit to his business. His Father taught him how to paint. He continued to travel around the country for many years painting.
John moved to Lebanon in 2000. He faithfully attended St. Joseph's Catholic Church until his health prohibited it. John loved to watch TV, have a good laugh, play bingo, and just hang out at home.
He had resided at CrownPointe Assisted Living since December 2015.
Survivors include sisters, Jeannette Alexander, Ilene Walker and Carolyn Hamlin, all of Sun City, Calif.; brother, Jerry Hamlin of Sun City; sister-in-law, Mary Lou Hamlin of Michigan; brother-in-law, Norman Alexander of Zionsville; nephews, Keith and Kenneth Alexander; niece, Dawn Winings; and great-nieces and great-nephews.
In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by a brother, James Edward Hamlin.
John loved Jesus and was a wonderful example of that to all who knew him. He was always encouraging to those around him.
He leaves behind the wonderful staff of CrownPointe Assisted Living, whom he adored; and his best friends, Ellen Davis, Amy and Michael Bigler and family of Lebanon, and Teresa and Ed Schwalbach of Inman, S.C.
If you would like to make a donation, please consider a book donation to the Lebanon Public Library. John always admired the beautiful library.
John's wishes were to be cremated and his ashes will be buried in a beautiful garden in Inman. Myers Mortuary and Boone County Crematory have been entrusted with his arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at www.myersmortuary.com.
Published on February 1, 2017