October 8, 1949 ~ December 8, 2000

Born in: Buncombe County,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Gerald “Jerry” Eugene Hamlin, 51, of 566 Pond Rd., Asheville, died Friday, December 8, 2000. A native of Buncombe County, he was a son of the late Floyd Glen and Vada Fender Hamlin Sr. He was also preceded in death by his ex-wife Mary W. Hamlin. Jerry was a US Army Veteran of the Viet Nam war and was a self employed grading contractor. He is survived by his sons, Russell and Lonnie Hamlin; sisters, Ruth Christopher, Iva McKinney, Margaret Frizzell, Faye Hamlin; brothers, David, James, Aaron, and Bill Hamlin all of Asheville, F. Glen Hamlin of Cruso, Eddie Hamlin of Canton and Dennis Hamlin of Orlando, FL; twenty-three nieces and nephews and twenty-one great nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday in the Patton Avenue Chapel of Groce Funeral Home with Revs. Charles Shelton and Furman Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park with military graveside rites conducted by the Buncombe County Veterans Council Volunteer Memorial Team. Pallbearers will be C.J. Motley, Jerry Sorrells, Brian Winkler, Kevin Hamlin, Roger Frizzell, Keith Kilby and Carl Winkler and honorary pallbearers will be nephews. His family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home and at other times will be at 558 Pond Road. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to one’s favorite charity.

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  1. With deepest sympathy for all of the Hamlin Family. Jerry leaves a big void in all of our lifes.

    Daniel & Mary McCormick

    Bill & Leigh Rhash-Daniels

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  2. The Hoenigman family wishes to extend their deepest sympathy to the Hamlin family on the loss of their loved one. We met Jerry and his brother when we first moved to this area 10 years ago. He was always friendly with a smile and a wave of his hand. My chlidren were very small when he did some work for us and gave them a ride on his big tractor. They have never forgotton that, just as we will never forget you. May he rest in peace. May God’s hand touch each and everyone of you in this time of great loss. God Bless.

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  3. Jerry did the grading work where I built my home. I enjoyed seeing him and sharing a joke or two whenever I saw him out. He did enjoy Enka High School Football, that I remember well. I am deeply saddened at his loss and will miss him very much.

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  4. JERRY YOU WILL BE MISSED BY ALL WHO KNEW YOU. MY FONDEST MEMORY WILL ALWAYS BE WHEN ‘UNCLE JERRY’ GAVE ME RIDES WHEN I WAS 3-4 YEARS OLD ON HIS DOZER’S AND EQUIPMENT. HIS SMILES, JOKES, AND PERSONALITY WILL BE DEEPLY MISSED. I LOVE YOU AND WILL NEVER FORGET YOU. LOVE RUTH REDMON METHENY

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  5. Sorry to hear about Jerry. Got the news late Monday night. My heart goes out to the Hamlin family. Jerry was a good man and will be sorely missed.

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  6. Love and prayers to all of your family during this time. I will always remember Jerry’s beautiful blue eyes.

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  7. Our most sincere condolences to all the Hamlin Family.We only heard about it fri.
    Bessie & Jim Hill

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