James Hambleton

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James William Hambleton, 83 of Plum Creek in Hanover (formerly from Reisterstown) was suddenly taken to be with the Lord on Friday, January 6, 2017. Born on November 17, 1933 in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late Ralph and Emma McCubbin Hambleton. Jimmy was one of the top commercial plasterers in Maryland working on job sites such as the Walters Art Gallery, Peabody Institute, BWI, and the Pennsylvania Railroad. He worked for John Hampshire & Co. from age 16-55. He became the baker in the family and earned the nickname "cake man" for the countless cakes he gave to nearly everyone he met. He was an avid gardener; he enjoyed growing produce in abundance to bless others. He was also active in Super Sixties of Church of the Open Door and AARP of Westminster. He is survived by his wife of almost 61 years, Carole Dunn Hambleton; his children, James Taylor of Princess Anne, MD, Terry Smith and husband Robert Smith of Cairo, GA, Patti Elgersma and husband Hank Elgersma of Westminster, MD, Wendy Reinholt and husband Jerry Reinholt of Westminster, MD, Tracy Hambleton of Westminster, MD, and Kelly Waddell and husband Daniel Waddell of Westminster, MD; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren. He is survived also by two sisters, Kathryn Yarborough and Mary Hood. He was predeceased by his daughter Laura Lee Hambleton, and three brothers, Ralph Hambleton, Peter Hambleton, and Robert Hambleton. Jimmy will be greatly missed by his family and friends. The family is planning a memorial service for a later date. If desired memorial contributions may be made to Frizzellburg Bible Church. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the ECKHARDT FUNERAL CHAPEL P.A. Manchester, MD. Online condolences may be sent to www.eckhardtfuneralchapel.com



Funeral Home
Eckhardt Funeral Chapel, P.A. - Manchester
3296 Charmil Drive P.O. Box 389
Manchester, MD 21102
(410) 374-2626
Published in Carroll County Times on Jan. 11, 2017
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