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McNeill-Legacy Funeral Home
Wednesday September 21st, 2022
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Edwin Hamblin, Jr.

Edwin Alfred Hamblin, Jr., 69, of Panama City Beach, Florida, formally of Fayetteville was born at Ft. Bragg, NC on 3 Nov 1952 and was called home to be with Jesus on 16 Sept 2022 at Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital in Miramar Beach, Florida.


Edwin is preceded in death by his mother, Ethel Marie (Tootsie) Hamblin, and his father, Edwin A. Hamblin


Edwin leaves to cherish his memories and mourn his passing, his wife, Linda A. Hamblin; his step-mother, Sue Hamblin; two sisters, Debbie Fryman and Lindy Gardner (James); two half-sisters, Paula Snead (Tracy) and Rebecca Greiner (Chris); five nieces, Tara Perry (Jimmy), Jamie Ivey, Dawn Kallmeyer (Rob), Heather Andresen (Kyle), and Amber Miller (Brian); four nephews, James (Deanna) Gardner, Danny Seaux, William Gren (Sara), and Brent Gren (Ally) and many grand and great grand nieces and nephews.  


Ed left Fayetteville in 1972 when he joined the Navy and shipped out to Great Lakes, IL.  During his career he served in many places including on the USS John F. Kennedy and the USS America as an Air Traffic Controller.  After Ed retired from the Navy, he finished his bachelor degree and went back to work for the Navy in the Civil Service doing research as a Computer Scientist.   He retired from that position in 2016.  


The thing Ed absolutely loved to do more than anything in this world was to be with family.  When he couldn't be with the people he loved in person, he was always in contact with them and remained a constant part of their lives.  Ed was also very much a "people person."  His wide circle of friends from so many different walks of life is evidence of his love for people for who they really were, not for what they had or what they could do for him.  


Ed was an avid motorcyclist and would ride all year round while his health held out.  The short rides he took to the grocery store were just as enjoyable to him as the long cross-country trips he took with friends and his wife.  For many years he and his wife rode their bikes to Myrtle Beach for the Harley rallies.  However, his favorite ride of all time was the one he took from the Pentagon to the Vietnam Wall Memorial during the Rolling Thunder rally in Washington DC.  


When not out riding his bike, Ed liked working with his hands.  He spent many hours in his workshop building things, fixing things, and restoring an antique fire truck.  His dream was to one day ride the truck in the local neighborhood parades.  Ed met many of his neighbors while he worked in his shop.  When the large bay door to the shop was open, it became an invitation for folks to stop by and pass the time of day.  

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Sorry for your loss. Prayers for his wife and family and friends.

Wanda Smith Sep 22 2022 8:38 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Edwin Hamblin, Jr.

Scott & Julie Sep 21 2022 10:16 AM

my brother sorry it was you and not me

Julius w irick jr Sep 21 2022 4:56 AM

Rhonda. Hawthorn Snyder was here with much love

Rhonda Sep 20 2022 9:53 PM

We will forever love and miss you Uncle Ed!! We will make sure the kiddos know who you were ans how much you loved them.

Heather Andresen Sep 20 2022 5:09 PM

Sorry for your loss. Prayers to the family. God bless you all. I was stationed with Ed and Linda in Sicily. They were great neighbors and have been friends ever since. Ed will be missed. Love you all.

Susan intermoia Sep 20 2022 3:08 PM

I would like to express my most sincere condolences during this most difficult time and may God give the family of Mr. Edwin Hamblin Jr. the comfort and peace to help ease the pain of your loss.

Sheriff Burnis Wilkins Sep 19 2022 12:43 PM

Hugs and love are sent to you and Ed's family, Linda. My heartfelt condolence for your loss. He will be greatly missed but we know this is not the end and we'll all get to see Ed again. Love you, girl, praying for you all for the days ahead! Lenora

Lenora Stephens Sep 18 2022 9:19 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Edwin Hamblin, Jr.

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DICKIE GRAHAM Sep 17 2022 12:08 PM