George Robert Robert Hamlet

August 5, 1928August 29, 2013

George Robert Hamlet, 85, of Gladys, went home to be with his Lord on Thursday, August 29, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his devoted wife of 60 years, Betty Tanner Hamlet.

Born in Charlotte County, August 5, 1928, he was a son of the late Robert Lee and Lula Morton Hamlet. He was retired from Limitorque Corporation after 42 years of service and presently employed at Craft Automotive. Robert proudly served his country in the U.S. Army in the Korean Conflict and received a purple heart for combat injuries. He was an active member of Thomas Road Baptist Church and served as an usher and worked for Children’s Ministries for over 45 years. He was a member of the American Legion Post 16.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, William (Bill) Hamlet, Sr. and Dave Hamlet and a nephew William Hamlet, Jr.

In addition to his wife, he leaves to cherish his memory three loving sons, Tony Randal Hamlet and wife Mattie of Lynchburg, Kevin Dale Hamlet and wife Danielle of Forest and Ricky Alan Hamlet and wife Erin of Forest; three grandchildren who were the light of his life, Charles Bradley Mills of Roanoke, Jennifer Marie Hamlet of Lynchburg and Kari Noel Hamlet of Concord; three brothers, Melvin Hamlet, Harold Hamlet and wife Dorothy, James (J.P.) Hamlet and wife Lyndia and one sister, Carol Waller and husband Owen.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at Thomas Road Baptist Church with Pastor Jonathan Falwell and the Rev. David Heerspink officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Hill Memorial Park with military honors by the American Legion Post 16.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday, September 2, 2013 at Whitten Timberlake Chapel and at other times at the residence.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider Thomas Road Baptist Church or the Liberty Godparent Home, 1 Mountain View Rd., Lynchburg, VA 24502.


  • Visitation Monday, September 2, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 3, 2013

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Katinka Freuler

April 2, 2014

I loved this great man more than words can ever say.... Him and Betty were guides from heaven in my life at a tender young age and I will love this family forever... My love to the Hamlets

September 28, 2013

robert will be missed by the vladyka family very deeply.his sweet and gentle ways were felt by all even my precious baby grandson. i am so proud my daughter danielle is married to kevin. he never mad us feel like in laws. betty and robert welcomed us with open to you
gloria vladyka and family

Rhonda Waller

September 27, 2013

And I will never forget the day you and Betty came to the beach to bring me and newborn son home again. It was a true blessing for us. Gave us a new wonderful start in life surrounded by loving family. You were a special blessing and touched many lives. thank you always Rhonda and Brandon

Rhonda Waller

September 27, 2013

My sweet Uncle were always a shining light in my world. To see you enter a room with your wonderful smile and say "hey girl" and give me the biggest hug made my life a better place. To be at home with you planting seeds or gathering harvest. And you always taught me to like the small squash the best. I thank you for teaching me, always encouraging me and believing I could do anything I set my mind to. From riding motocycles with the boys, to driving your tractor...even allowing me to get behind the wheel of the 500. And we wont forget being chased by the bull...that was funny! I loved seeing you and hearing your laugh. Coming over and painting Pops house with me was a special Joy and made the chore more fun and touched my heart. Holidays when we all gathered when younger were my very favorite memories. I will treasure all of my thoughts and special moments I had with you. Just to be with you sharing time has been a blessing in my life. You were a wonderful Uncle, Man, Father and Husband. I love you and will miss you forever. Just to go sit at the house feels like you are there and brings a wonderful peace over me. I am and my family are honored to be your family. A true Angel watching over us now. Rhonda, Lee, Brandon and Benjamin I promise I will keep sharing love to Betty for you and hug all of your sweet sons every chance I get. You raised some amazing men and must be so proud. We Love You and you will remain in our hearts and minds forever.

Barbara Tanner

September 25, 2013

My memories of Robert are of a quiet ,humble,true gentleman ,who loved his Lord and family and made this sister in law feel welcomed into the family at the first meeting. His character speaks for himself and he will be sadly missed by family ,friends, and all who had the privilege of knowing him.

Sybil Fariss Nicely

September 21, 2013

Betty and family, so sorry I was not able to be there to visit with your family and friends at the funeral home. I will always remember the both of you from the time I was just a little girl. Thank you for making memories in many chapters of my life and setting a beautiful example of your life for others. Love and hugs, Sybil Fariss Nicely

Amber McCann

September 19, 2013

Ricky and Erin,
I am so very sorry. I pray the Lord will comfort you as only He can during this time. Love you two very much!!

Melissa Piper

September 13, 2013

During this difficult time, cherish the memories and each other. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am blessed to have met such a wonderful man and will be "lost" without him.

Don Isaacs

September 8, 2013

To the family of Robert Hamlet , my thoughts & Prayers are with you all . My Sincere Sympathy. Don Isaacs.

Butch & Lee Holland

September 4, 2013

Betty, We will always cherish the times we spent with Robert and you. He was a quiet, gentle man with a loving, Godly spirit and it showed in everything he said and did. He is a wonderful angel in Heaven now and we are sure God had the gates opened wide for him. You and the entire family are in our thoughts and prayers in the upcoming days. Remember.... death leaves pain that can never be healed but LOVE leaves memories that no one can steal. Until we see Robert Hamlet in Heaven one day. We will always be looking over our shoulder in church and feeling his kind presence sitting behind us as he has done for years. God bless you all. In Christian Love,