BOILING SPRINGS-- Joseph "Joe" Landrum Hamrick, 78, of 107 Over Look Drive, passed away July 27, 2013, at Hospice Wendover following a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Cleveland County on April 5, 1935, he was the son of the late Forest and Lois Blanton Hamrick. Joe served in the U.S. Army as a medic from 1958 to 1960. After 45 years of faithful service, Joe retired from Carter's Chevrolet in 2010. Joe loved gardening and baseball. Since his retirement, he enjoyed spending time at the Broad River Greenway.
Joe is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mary Lou Wisher Hamrick; two daughters, Deborah Ramsey Davis of Blacksburg SC. and Susan Eng and husband Robert of Kings Mountain; Two brothers, Jack Hamrick and wife Maggie of Gaffney, and Jimmy Hamrick of Shelby. Two grandchildren, Lee White, and Heather Sherrill and husband Tracy: great grandchildren, Drake Hamrick and LeeAnna White; nephews, Mark, Craig, Brian and Timothy Hamrick; nieces, Karen Martin and husband Gerald, and Donna Albright and husband Billy; great nephews, a great niece, and his good friend, Reid Jolley.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Hospice Cleveland County staff and Wendover Hospice House Staff for their support and compassion for Joe and his family.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory. At other times the family will be at the home of Susan Eng, 156 Quail Hollow Drive in Kings Mountain.
Celebration of Life Service: 2 p.m. Thursday at Boiling Springs Baptist Church
Officiated By: the Rev. Todd Bolin, Dr. Robert Eng, and the Rev. Wallace King
Burial: with military honors at Cleveland Memorial Park
Funeral Home: Cecil M Burton Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.
Online Guest Registry: www.cecilmburtonfuneralhome.com