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Charles W. Hamel

June 22, 1941 ~ January 18, 2024 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Charles W. Hamel Obituary

Charles Hamel of Lexington passed away Thursday, January 18, 2024. He was the youngest of two children born to John and Violet Carr Hamel on June 22, 1941 in Humble, Texas. In 1996, he met Joan Ritch and they became lifelong partners.

Charles went to work for the railroad immediately after graduating and worked there for six years. He then went to work for a railroad maintenance company in Canada until he was transferred to Columbia where he retired after 38 years of service. His hobbies were woodworking, sky diving, and boating. He was a Master Gardner, an avid Nascar fan, a Mason and a Shriner. He was also Woody Woodpecker in the Charters Unit.

Those left to share the sorrow of his passing are long time companion, Joan Ritch; his sister, Billie Lee of Huntsville, Texas; his son, Charles Dean and wife Yuasko of Japan; grandsons, Koby and Evan of Japan; several nieces and nephews; and two stepsons, Clayton and Vince Ritch.

Charles was predeceased by his mother and father, Violet Hamel and John Hamel and his brother-in-law, IJ Lee.

Funeral service will be held 11am Friday, January 26, 2024 at Bethel UMC Peachtree Rock. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10am to 11am prior to the service at the church. Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lexington Chapel is assisting the family.

 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
January 26, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Bethel UMC - Peachtree Rock Rd.
811 Peachtree Rock Road
Lexington, SC 29073

Funeral Service
Friday
January 26, 2024

11:00 AM
Bethel UMC - Peachtree Rock Rd.
811 Peachtree Rock Road
Lexington, SC 29073

Burial
Friday
January 26, 2024

Bethel UMC - Peachtree Rock Rd.
811 Peachtree Rock Road
Lexington, SC 29073

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