Bernard B. Hamrick

Bernie Hamrick _0001Lewisburg-Bernard B. Hamrick, 78, of Lewisburg, passed away Sunday, Apr. 17, 2016, at his residence in Lewisburg.

He was born Apr. 8, 1938, at Marlinton, a son of the late Charles Page and Nelie Florence Chestnut Hamrick.

Mr. Hamrick earned a B.S. from Concord College and his Masters from Florida Atlantic University.

Bernie was a retired teacher and coached basketball and golf at Miramar High School in Hollywood, FL. The gymnasium at Miramar High was named in his honor.

He was of the Presbyterian Faith, a member of the Lewisburg Elks Club, and was a veteran of the US Army Reserves.

In addition to his parents, Bernie was preceded in death by sisters, Jerry Shanklin, Catherine Spurlock and Marilyn Bennett; and brothers Page Hamrick, Jr. and Virle Hamrick.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Betty Gale Russell Hamrick; daughter Lynn Gayle Vanlderstyne (Richard); grandson, Daniel B. Smading; sister, Virginia Dent; brother, Frank Hamrick; many nieces and nephews that he was very close to and made them call him “Uncle Bernie.”

Services were held Wednesday, Apr. 20, at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg, where Rev. Cameron Harkness officiated. Interment was in Rosewood Cemetery, Lewisburg.

Visitation was one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to Hospice Care, Inc., 1265 Maplewood Avenue, Lewisburg, WV 24901.

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