William Joseph Hamlin

1954 - 2019

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William J. "Bill" Hamlin, 65, of North Baltimore, passed away at 5:26pm on Sunday, March 31, 2019, at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus. He was born on January 7, 1954, in Bluffton, OH to the late John P. and Phyllis A. (Harris) Hamlin. He married Janet Wilcox on August 12, 1990 and she survives. Bill is also survived by his son, John W. Hamlin of Findlay; his daughters: Julie Hamlin of Findlay, and Joella Hamlin of Findlay; his step-sons: Josh Van Wormer of Findlay and Wesley (Jenn) Van Wormer of Columbus, OH; his sisters: Jackie K. Hamlin of Van Buren, and Cheryl A. (Doug) Hanna of Van Buren; and his beloved grandchildren: Genesis, Bradley, Taylor, Madison, Riley, William, Oscar, and Orson. Bill was a 1972 graduate of McComb High School. He retired from Hearthside Food Solutions in McComb. He was a member of the North Baltimore American Legion Post 539 and the McComb V.F.W. #9231. Bill was an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan, as well as a hunter, and a lover of wildlife. He will be forever known for his great sense of humor. A funeral service will be held at 11:00am Thursday, April 4, 2019, at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Portage Township. Visitation will be held from 3:00-7:00pm, Wednesday April 3, at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore. Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Patient Services, Findlay. Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithcrates.com.


Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME [Map]
    515 N. Main St
    North Baltimore, Ohio 45872
    Wednesday, April 3rd 2019 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

  • Funeral Service:

    Thursday, April 4th 2019 - 11:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME [Map]
    515 North Main Street
    North Baltimore, Ohio 45842

  • Final Resting Place:

    Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Portage Township [Map]

    Portage Township, Ohio

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To : Hamlin Family
Date :Tuesday, April 2nd 2019
From : Gary Birkemeyer
Sorry for your loss. You all have my deepest sympathy.



To : Janet Hamlin and family
Date :Tuesday, April 2nd 2019
From : Mike White
I am so sorry for your loss, and you and your family are in my prayers. It was an honor to know Bill.


Mike White



To : Hamlin Family
Date :Monday, April 1st 2019
From : Charles and Teresa Glover
Wish we could be there. Sending prayers. One day at a time is all you can do. He was a good man. Always made us laugh at work. Janet just try to stay strong. You can get through this.



To : Janet
Date :Monday, April 1st 2019
From : Terry Doni Wickard
So sorry for your loss Janet. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.



To : Joella and family
Date :Monday, April 1st 2019
From : Jan Weaver and family
So sorry for your loss of such a great dad. Wish we could be there,but thinking of you and sending prayers and hugs.



To : Janet and family
Date :Monday, April 1st 2019
From : Joyce Mckinniss
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God bless you and help you through your loss.



To : Janet and family
Date :Monday, April 1st 2019
From : Tracie Castle and family
I will forever remember Bills sense of humor, he made our working days fly by with his goofy antics.
Janet (and family)..you are forever in my prayers.



To : Janet and family
Date :Monday, April 1st 2019
From : Deb Brown Witt
Words cannot express yow my heart aches for your family:( I told my hubby how fun he always was and was the only Man that showed up to my bachlorette party!!! You two really show others the meaning of true love.Janet may you find the comfort and peace knowing he is in God's hands and try not to mourn but to celebrate what a great life you had together.



To : Jackie Cheryl and Hamlin Family
Date :Tuesday, April 2nd 2019
From : Becky Wells-Freeman Mark
You all are in our prayers today. Bill will be missed. God Bless each of you



To : Janet Hamlin and Family
Date :Tuesday, April 2nd 2019
From : Jason Shoemaker
Praying for peace and comfort for you and your family .



To : Family
Date :Tuesday, April 2nd 2019
From : Nancy Martin Wilczynski
Another MHS graduate gone too soon. May the peace of Christ surround his family and give them strength. 🙏🌈



To : Cheryl and family
Date :Tuesday, April 2nd 2019
From : Theresa Bank Felgar
Cheryl - I'm so very sorry to hear about Bill's passing. He and my sister Karen were classmates as you and I were. Even more ironic is the fact that Karen passed the same day three hours after Bill. They are in heaven having a class reunion of their own. We can have peace in that. Soon our tears will be less and our smiles will be more when we think of them. May God bless your family with healing. Terri



To : Bill Hamlin Family
Date :Tuesday, April 2nd 2019
From : Mary A Schroll
Prayers for the family during this time.




To : Janet and Family
Date :Wednesday, April 3rd 2019
From : Anne Zoll-Velasquez
Words alone can not express how sorry I am to hear of Bills passing!
You all have my most deepest sympathy. May God grant Bill peace, and you all the peace and strength to get through this. God Blesswfzs



To : Janet Hamlin
Date :Wednesday, April 3rd 2019
From : Deb Haselman
You have my sincere sympathy. He is in heaven now and not hurting. I know that is little comfort for all of you. He is greatly missed. He was such a fine man.



To : Janet and family
Date :Wednesday, April 3rd 2019
From : Jason maynard
Sorry for your lost bill was a great man he help a lot of people out at work he will be miss a lot



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