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James Hatcher Hamrick, Jr.

December 22, 1947 — August 26, 2023

James Hatcher Hamrick, Jr., 75, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Saturday, August 26, 2023.

James was born on December 22, 1947, in Gaffney, South Carolina. He was raised in Blacksburg, South Carolina, and graduated from Blacksburg High School in 1966. From there, he spent two years at Berea College in Berea, Kentucky and eventually graduated from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee with a degree in Industrial Engineering. He worked as an industrial engineer throughout his career, lastly working at Robins Air Force Base for CACI and then as a civil servant. James was a proud wartime veteran of the Vietnam war, who served honorably in the United States Army for nine years. James was a devoted Christian and longtime member of Central Baptist Church; he always put God and family first in his life. In his free time, James was into collecting a variety of interesting things such as seashells, shark teeth, rocks, minerals, coins, and stamps. He also enjoyed sci-fi (Star Trek), cars, Little League baseball, and University of Georgia football.

His parents, James Hatcher Hamrick, Sr. and Johnnie Claire Greene Hamrick, along with siblings Anne Crawford and John Mark Hamrick, preceded him in death.

His memory will forever be treasured by his wife, Joyce Hamrick; his son, James Jeffrey Hamrick (Mary); and his sister, Jama Wilson. He was a beloved uncle to his nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great, great niece, Stella Grace. He was also survived by his dear cousin, Iris Anderson and beloved dogs, T-Beau and Pepper.

Visitation will be Thursday, August 31, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at McCullough Funeral Home. A funeral service will immediately follow at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of McCullough Funeral Home. Afterward, James will be laid to rest in Parkway Memorial Gardens with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests memorial donations be given in memory of James Hamrick, Jr. to Tunnels to Towers at, Central Baptist Church Veteran Memorial Fund at 1120 Lake Joy Road, Warner Robins, GA 31088, Wounded Warrior Project at, or Heart of Georgia Hospice at 103 Westridge Drive, Warner Robins, GA 31088.

For friends unable to attend at this time, the service will be streamed live via the McCullough Funeral Home Facebook page at

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