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Memorial Service

Grassy Branch Baptist Church
Saturday April 23rd, 2022

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Rex Blane Hamlin


On the morning of Friday, April 8, 2022, Rex Blane Hamlin went home to be with the Lord while surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Asheville, N.C. on January 23, 1959 to the late Hannibal Hamlin and Patricia Conner. He was also predeceased by his in-laws, Jack and Carolyn Springer.


Rex was a devoted husband, loving father and long time YMCA basketball and handball player. He worked as a barber/hairstylist for forty-four years in the Asheville area. His devotion for the Lord was always evident through his easy going, fun loving and joking spirit.


Left to cherish his memories are his wife of thirty-eight years, Kelly Springer Hamlin; one daughter, Jessica Hamlin (fiancé Brian Underwood); one sister, Renee Rhoads (Chris); two sisters-in-law, Dana Howell and Darcy Springer; four nieces, Jaime Carr, Jodi Taylor, Retta Jane Rico and Laura Ashley Rhoads and two nephews, Bryan Rico and Clayton Rico.


A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. at Grassy Branch Baptist Church in Asheville with Reverend Charlie Sams officiating.


In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in Rex’s memory are asked to consider, YMCA of Western North Carolina, 40 N Merrimon Ave. Suite 309, Asheville, N.C. 28804.

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A candle was lit in memory of Rex Hamlin

Larry Davis May 10 2022 12:44 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Rex Hamlin

Darlene Wood May 6 2022 12:41 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Rex Hamlin

Christie Cairnes Apr 23 2022 11:33 AM

Rex was one of those people who leaves an impression that you can never forget. He had such a great personality and sense of humor. Many discussions we had about sports, politics, religion, and memories of people we went to school with. Such a great guy. I'll miss you brother.

Ken Crabtree Apr 19 2022 9:52 PM

Renee, Kelly & Jessica,
I am sorry to hear of Rex passing. Growing up he was always a pleasure to be around, he had such a great personality, humor and quick wit. You will be in our prayers.

Daniel Cassada & Family Apr 18 2022 7:05 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Rex Hamlin

Erin Mooney Apr 15 2022 4:37 PM

I’m so sorry Kelly and Jessica. This breaks my heart. When I was sick Rex was one of the first to help on the go fund me page. RIP Rex.

Charlene sprouse Apr 14 2022 1:38 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Rex Hamlin

Diane Ray Apr 13 2022 10:25 AM

Rex cut my hair for many years and was such a great guy. He sure will be missed by lots of people. My congolences go out to his wife and daughter, prayers for comfort. 🙏❤

Diane Ray Apr 13 2022 10:23 AM

My deepest sympathy goes out to Kelly and the family. Sending heartfelt prayers to you all during this most difficult time. May GOD strengthen you and see you through. With much love, Pam Price (MTCC)

Pam Price Apr 12 2022 8:50 AM

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