Frank Harry Hamlin, Jr.

January 24, 1929 - September 19, 2012

Frank Harry Hamlin, Jr. of Anna, Texas passed away September 19, 2012 at the age of 83.   He was born January 24, 1929 to Frank Harry Sr. and Eula (Elkins) Hamlin in Austin, Texas.   Frank served his country proudly in the United States Marines.  He married Kathryn Virginia Thornhill on August 6, 1948 in Dallas, Texas.  Frank owned and operated Frank's Meat Company for 20 years. Before starting Frank’s Meat Company, Frank worked for Wonder Bread, Luby’s Cafeteria, Hubbard's Cafeteria and Quick to Fix. He helped start the Lucas Fire Department in 1973, where he served as fire chief 15 years of his 18 years of service. Frank was a resident of Lucas, Texas for 35 years before residing in Anna for six years, entering the Clyde Cosper Texas State Veteran's Home in Bonham June 3rd, 2010.  He was a member of the Anna United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife Virginia Hamlin of Anna; daughter, Mickey Lynn Williams of Anna; grandchildren, Rhett, Christopher and wife Carrie, and Blake; great-grandchildren, Lynnde, Kendra and Kathryn; sister, Billie and brother-in-law Bill Layfield of Blue Ridge, Texas.  Frank is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews as well as great nieces and nephews.

Frank was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Cindy Kay Hamlin; sisters, Helen Douglass, Patsy Garbarini; and infant brother, Jack Hamlin.

A memorial service will be held 4:00 p.m., Friday, September 28, 2012 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel in Allen, Texas with Rev. Chuck Jestis officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Anna United Methodist Church 100 W. Second Street (P. O. Box 245) 75409 or charity of your choice.  

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what a precious kind man...and how much he loved life/people/and God...He is surely in heaven this day...Peace to Virginia and Mickey...see you Friday...love, Karen Kleinman, October 1, 2012 Love and deepest sympathy for you, Aunt Virgina and Mickey. Mama loved her brother so much! I know she and Helen welcomed him with the biggest hugs! Love, Donna Jenkins, October 1, 2012 Frank was a mentor & friend to so many. We all loved & miss him. Our love & prayers are with you, Virginia. Guess he's driving Streaker thru the streets of heaven giving all those children rides! Ann Guzman, October 1, 2012 So sorry for you loss Rhett and family. Blessings to you all. Mysti Ames, October 1, 2012 Frank was a wonderful friend. He and Virginia adopted us right after we were married. It was my first church and I was their child pastor. They attended our wedding, lent us their car for a long trip when our car was falling apart, fed us countless steaks and were simply our best friends & family. I can't say how much y'all meant to Connie and me. We love you. Tom Fuller, October 1, 2012 Frank was a great host, Ron's Mom & Dad always looked forward to seeing Frank & Virginia when they visited us. Frank always Barbecued every kind of meat and made us all welcome! A generous and loving man with a precious wonderful wife:Virginia. What a Team they were We love the family very much and will miss Frank's sweet smile. Love, Mary & Ron Grotti Frank Harry Hamlin, September 28, 2012 HEAVEN IS BRIGHTER PLACE WITH FRANK AND HIS WONDERFUL SMILE GREETING EVERYONE AS THEY COME. VIRGINIA AND MICKEY.... I LOVE YOU AND WILL ASK GOD TO COMFORT YOU EACH MOMENT. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. LOVE, JUDY OUTLAW - BONHAM TEXAS JUDY OUTLAW, September 28, 2012 Frank was not only a good friend but a true mentor to me in the early years of the Branch Fire Department, his wisdom was always greatly appreciated. Jimmy Knipp, September 21, 2012 Chief Hamlin was the sweetest, kindest person. Loved hearing the stories he told about the Lucas Fire Department from back in the day. He will truly be miss. RIP Chief Hamlin!!! LaVada Brown, September 21, 2012 Great memories of the Texas Bar-B-Q 's we had at your house and the family gatherings. Love and miss you ! Karen D Cichon, September 21, 2012 What wonderful memories of Frank we have at church events. He was always joking and having fun with us all. Such a delight where ever he was. A real love. Carrol & Jeanette Thornton, September 20, 2012