Russell Newcomb Hamner

January 13, 1922December 15, 2013
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Russell Newcomb Hamner, 91, formerly of Charlottesville, Va., went to be with the Lord, Sunday, December 15, 2013. He was the son of the late Charles Edward and Iris Newcomb Hamner. He was preceded in death by his son, Russell N. Hamner, Jr.; and his wife, Barbara Hall Hamner. He is survived by two daughters, Anne Goodman and her husband, John, of Rockville and Pam Joseph and her husband, Burt, of Charlottesville; sister, Phyllis Steger of Charlottesville; four grandchildren, Michael Goodman and his wife, Nancy, Nicole Collier and her husband, Jonathan, Beth Travis and her husband, Sean and Clayton Sims and his fiancée, Jamie; 10 great-grandchildren, Shaia Goodman, Toby, Colby, Tory, and Corey Collier, Colton, Derek and Archer Travis, Kaelyn and Natalie Sims; numerous nieces and nephews. Russell was a Staff Sergeant that served in the European Theater during World War II with the 84th Division, Company L 334th Infantry. He received the Good Conduct Medal, Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, Distinguished Unit Badge, WWII Victory Ribbon, Bronze Star Medal, and the European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon. He also actively participated in the Battle of the Bulge. He was an accountant with Uniroyal in Scottsville, Va. and retired as an accountant with the United States Postal Service.

The family will receive family and friends Thursday, December 19, 2013 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Parham Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 1771 N. Parham Rd. His funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, December 20, 2013 at Discovery United Methodist Church, 13000 Gayton Rd., Richmond, Va. The family will receive family and friends one hour prior to the service. Burial to follow at 2:30 p.m. in Monticello Memory Gardens, Charlottesville, Va. The family has requested memorial gifts to be sent to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kan. 66675.


  • Visitation Thursday, December 19, 2013
  • Visitation Prior to Service Friday, December 20, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, December 20, 2013
  • Graveside Service Friday, December 20, 2013

Russell Newcomb Hamner

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Linda Blake

December 20, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you today as you say goodbye to a wonderful father. I am thankful that you had him in your lives for so many blessed years. My memories of visits to 743 Park Street always include Uncle Russell's discussions on UVA football and baseball. Those memories are precious. Hugs and kisses to you, Anne and Pam. God bless you and your loved ones.

Pam and David Shelton

December 18, 2013

Pam, Nicole and Clayton,
You are in our thoughts at this sad time.
May God give you peace. Hugs....

Faye Safley

December 17, 2013

Pam and Anne and families. So sorry for your loss. Please know that I share in your loss too. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Pray that the good memories of your dad will help to soften the loss.

Darlene Houchens

December 17, 2013

Pam and Burt & family

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers....

Harry Blake

December 17, 2013

Anne and Pam I know your heart is hurting now as is mine. We are all so blessed to have had him.

Bud Hazelgrove, GM

December 16, 2013

Please accept Woody staff condolences for your loss. You can depend on us to assist you on this journey and we will strive for your complete satisfaction while your loved one is in our care. We believe you deserve nothing less. For these difficult days, we will be honored to have you consider our home and family a part of yours.