Lawrence Lee Hamner


Lawrence Lee Hamner, age 89, of Buckhannon, W.Va., died Thursday, March 3, 2022, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon. He was born May 22, 1932, in Buckhannon, a son of the late Floyd and Mary Ours Hamner.

On August 6, 1951, he married Madie Virginia Black Hamner who preceded him in death on June 4, 2021.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a son-in-law, James Crockett; one sister, Doris Helmick; and three brothers, Glen, Donald, and Willis Norvell Hamner.

He is survived by two daughters, Debra Crockett, of Buckhannon, and Janet Kirkendoll, of Okla.; three grandsons, Jason and Jeff Reed and Jimmy Embrey; several great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Mr. Hamner was a Christian by Faith. He had worked for Crumrine Mines and General Motors in Ohio. Upon returning to Buckhannon, he worked for A.F. Wendling, then drove bus for Upshur County for 17 years, before retiring in 1994. After retiring, he continued working at the Buckhannon Stockyards for several years.

At his request, he will be cremated and a private service for the family will be held at a later date at the Elbon Cemetery with the Rev. Wease Day officiating.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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