Edward Hamel

September 3, 1936 - October 29, 2020

Edward Hamel, 84, of Leonard, TX entered his eternal rest in Plano, Texas on October 29, 2020.

Edward entered life September 3, 1936 as the son of Copie H. and Lillie B. Hamel in Kearns, Texas.

Edward served many years as an active member of Grace Assembly of God church in Dallas, TX as a deacon, Sunday School Teacher, Sunday School Superintendent as well as a Royal Rangers Commander. Over the years he ministered at Calvary Temple in Mesquite, TX. and Skyline A/G in Dallas, TX, serving as deacon, Sunday School teacher, Sunday School Superintendent and Royal Ranger Commander. At his death, he attended First Assembly of God in Leonard, TX where he had served as a Sunday School teacher and deacon.

In addition to serving the Lord, he loved books, particularly Louis Lamour books. He also enjoyed being outdoors, participating in activities such as gardening, fishing, and all things family especially with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Edward married his sweetheart, Janice M. Samford, who remained his wife for 63 years, 10 months and 22 days. He served our country in the United States Air Force Reserves.

Edward’s professional career included employment with Gardner Denver as a machinist in the plumbing manufacturing division. Additionally, he was the proud owner of Hamel’s Home Repair.

He is preceded in death by his parents.
He is suvived by his wife, Janice Hamel of Leonard; children, Cathy Davis and husband, Mike of Tyler, Donna Hamel of Leonard, Mark Hamel and wife, Jackie of Mt. Vernon; grandchildren, Christopher and Melody Davis, Jonathan and Marlee Davis, Jerren and Nichole Hamel, Lauren Hamel, Adren Hamel, Aaren and Annabeth Hamel;8 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held 10:00AM Saturday, November 21, 2020 Trinity Tabernacle Assembly of God Church, 1130 West Lucas Rd., Lucas, TX 75002


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My parents, Bruce and Linda Hopkins, loved and cared about Brother Ed so very much. They often talk about what a truly amazing man and special friend he was and about his love for God and his precious family. He is deeply missed and will always be remembered. Sister Janice and Donna, we love y'all like family and we are praying for you to find the strength and comfort you need through God and in your loving memories. Jennifer Askenazi, November 20, 2020