GASTONIA - William Beattie "Poppi" Hamrick, 83, passed away Feb. 17, 2013, at Peak Resources of Gastonia.
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He was born May 9, 1929, in South Carolina, son of the late John Wilbur and Lillian Gowan Hamrick.
William was a loving husband and family man. He touched many lives with his positive attitude and was able to "dance" through life, even when times were challenging. Mr. Hamrick retired from the Groves Mill, as a supervisor and spooler, after forty five years of service. The family would like to thank the Staff of Peak Resources in Gastonia for their continued dedication and top notch care.
A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Greene Funeral Service, South Chapel, 1503 S. York Rd., Gastonia, officiated by the Rev. Raymond Hamrick Jr.
The family will receive friends 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service on Wednesday at the funeral home and other times at his home.
Entombment will be at Gaston Memorial Park, Gastonia.
He is survived by: his loving wife of sixty three years, Clara Mae Hamrick; children, Rebecca Ann Goudelock and her husband, Steve of Dallas, Jane Hamrick Martin and her husband, Jim of Gastonia; four grandchildren, James William Goudelock and his wife, Wendy of Dallas, Greg Martin and his wife, Amy of McKinney, TX, Scott Martin of Los Angeles, CA, Jennifer Martin Conrad and her husband, Peter of Gastonia; seven great grandchildren, Lexi, Collin, Matthew, Katie, Shannon, Hannah and Colby.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by: his brother, Raymond Wilbur Hamrick.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to
of Western North Carolina, 3800 Shamrock Dr., Charlotte, NC 28215-3220.
Arrangements are with the South Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia.
A guest registry is available at greenefuneral.com.
Greene Funeral Service, Southside Chapel
1503 South York Road
Gastonia, NC 28052
Published in Gaston Gazette on Feb. 19, 2013