Richard Hamlin 1944-2020

Richard Hamlin 1944-2020

Richard Leon Hamlin, 76, of Circleville, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, in Topeka.

He was born June 28, 1944, in Holton, the son of Ralph and Erma (Myers) Hamlin.

Richard graduated from Circleville High School in 1962. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware from 1962 to 1968. After active duty, Richard joined the Air National Guard at Forbes Field in Topeka, working in the personnel department. He retired as Chief Master Sergeant in 1994.

He was a member of the Circleville Masonic Lodge.

Richard was united in marriage to Cheryl Kay Luscombe on Oct. 3, 1971, in Holton. They shared more than 48 years of marriage. She preceded him in death on May 27, 2020. He was also preceded by three brothers, Kenneth, Robert and Donald Hamlin; and a sister, Bonnie Burns.

Survivors include four children, Tina Kerr (Jason) of Topeka, Jeanette Hamlin of Circleville, Jamie Bowser (Bryan) of Holton and Brent Zibell (Heidi) of Holton; a sister-in-law, Geraldine Hamlin of Hoyt; eight grandchildren, Dylan, Rylie and Ryann Bowser, Erika Bohnenkemper (Caleb), Chaz Zibell, Cortlin Kerr, Cooper Hamlin and Adalyn Hamlin-Whisler; and a great-granddaughter, Avery Myers.

Memorial graveside services with military honors will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4 in Holton Cemetery. A register book will be available at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Jackson County Senior Citizens. Due to the critical situation we all are in, please remember the families during this difficult time and consider sending a card of condolence or posting on our website. Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. We also request everyone wear masks and practice social distancing.


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