Brown-Wynne Funeral Home

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Henry Louis Hamling

August 5, 1936October 27, 2019

Henry Louis Hamling, 83, of Cary North Carolina, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Sunday October 27, 2019.

Henry was born on August 5th, 1936 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He graduated from Catholic High School for Boys, Memphis TN, in 1955. He then served 8 years in the Air Force and received an honorable discharge as an Airman First Class. He served overseas in Japan and Germany and finished his service at Walker Air Force base, Roswell NM. On February 12, 1964, he married his sweetheart Roswitha Nolte in Darmstadt, Germany.

He graduated in 1967 with a Bachelor of Science from Memphis State University. He worked for 25 1/2 years at IBM as a computer programmer.

Henry was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and enjoyed spending family time at sports games, vacations, and special occasions. He also loved playing golf, bowling, and fishing. He spent many years creating beautiful stained glass art pieces and enjoyed many hands on hobbies including woodworking and working on cars.

Henry is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Roswitha Hamling, son John, daughter Caroline, sister Lucille Belote, and 10 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother Joseph Hamling, sister Rose Hamling, and sister Geraldine Hamling.

There will be a memorial service held for Henry on Friday, November 8th at 10am at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Cary, North Carolina. His family is requesting that in lieu of flowers a tribute donation may be made to the American Heart Association.



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Rob Hawkins

November 3, 2019

Henry and I were golf buddies for a few years after my wife and I moved here from West Virginia. Then I moved on to another golf group, so I didn't see Henry for awhile. But my wife and I then took up bowling and I encouraged him and his wife (who I know as Rose, like his sister) to join the "mixed" league that we bowled in. It was nice to see them at bowling every week. Henry was such a sweet, gentle guy and I'll miss him.

Jenny Hurley

October 31, 2019

Uncle Henry was the closest thing I ever had to a grandfather. One of the most kind, calm, and warm people I have ever met. I was so lucky to have him in my life and he will always be one of my all time favorites. Sitting in awe of his stained glass studio in the basement of their house in North Carolina will always be my most magical memory of him. Also, that laugh.

John Hamling

October 31, 2019

Golfing buddies!