Aaron Hamblin, 70, of Versailles and formerly of Perry County, died Friday, Aug. 30 at the hospice care center in Lexington.
Born at Krypton on Oct. 20, 1942, he was the eldest of nine children to the late Walter and Ruby Milam Hamblin. He graduated from Buckhorn High School in 1960, Caney Creek College in 1962, and earned his degree from the University of Michigan Dearborn in 1992.
He served in the U.S. Air Force for two years and was honorably discharged in 1964, at which time he returned to Eastern Kentucky to care for his newly widowed mother and five siblings still at home. He later returned to Michigan to work for Chrysler Corporation and retired in 1999.
He was married to Linda Wooten on June 28, 1970. In 2001, he and Linda settled in Versailles, Ky., where he became a member and Deacon at Versailles Baptist Church and sang in the church choir. He was an active member and president of the Woodford Habitat for Humanity.
In addition to his wife of 43 years, he is survived by his daughter, Dawn M. Ramirez and husband Dr. Benjamin Ramirez of Flint, Mi.; son Darren A. Hamblin of Louisville; grandchildren Andre B. Ramirez of Flint, Benjamin F. Ramirez and wife Stephanie of Grand Blanc, Mi., and Nicolas F. Ramirez of Ypsilanti, Mi.; great-grandchildren Isaiah and Noah Ramirez; sisters Irma Loudin and husband Doyle of Dayton, Ohio, Martha Hargis and husband Don of Lexington, and Myrtle Fugate and husband Cisco of Chavies; and brothers Ader Hamblin and wife Ruth of Hyden, Amos Hamblin and wife Deb of Chavies, A.J. Hamblin and wife Pat of Krypton, and Devin Hamblin and wife Donna of Nicholasville, Ky.
He is also survived by 11 nieces and nephews, 15 great-nieces and nephews, and three great-great-nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Margaret Hamblin.
Arrangements were handled by Blackburn and Ward Funeral Home of Versailles, where funeral services were held on Monday, Sept. 2 with Rev. John Brandon officiating. Interment was at the Milam Cemetery in Perry County.