Charles Edward Hambrick
Charles Edward Hambrick
  • April 5, 1927 - September 14, 2017
  • Pensacola, Florida

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Charles Edward Hambrick, 90, died on September 14, 2017, at Emerald Gardens in Pensacola, Florida. A Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, January 22, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home in Warrington, followed by a private service at Barrancas National Cemetery.
Mr. Hambrick was preceded in death by his wife, the beautiful and accomplished Betty Ann Brown Hambrick of Pensacola, in March of 2017, and earlier by his sister, Dorothy and brother, Gordon. He is survived by his sister-in-law, Virginia Laney Hambrick, and by two nieces and their families: Dorothy Helen Moore and Nettie Christine Vinsonhaler, and by four nephews and their families: Homer Jackson Moore Jr, Gordon Adolphus Hambrick III, Robert Laney Hambrick, and Emanuel Henry Martin IV.
Mr. Hambrick was born on April 5, 1927 in Georgetown, Kentucky, to Helen Baker Hambrick of Bozeman, Montana (Little One) and Gordon Adolphus Hambrick, of Georgetown, Kentucky (Boss). He moved to Pensacola at the age of 16 from Lakeland, Florida, to join his older brother Gordon and sister-in-law Virginia. He was a combat Army Veteran of WW II, seeing action and sustaining injury in Italy.
For most of his life, Mr. Hambrick worked for the Navy Civil Service, first as an aircraft mechanic at PNAS and later as an efficiency engineer and supervisor, both at PNAS and in Washington, D.C. In his spare time, he enjoyed boating, sailing, water skiing, reading, and real estate, and in earlier days, motorcycling.
Charles Hambrick lived his life with immense joy and energy and departed it with strength, dignity, and courage. He marched to his own drummer. Getting in a car with him offered no certainty of destination or time of return. But an unforgettable adventure on "the scenic route" was guaranteed. Above all, however, Charles and his wife Betty Ann were inseparable. She was the light of his life. His last words to her are inscribed on their final resting place: "All my love, for eternity."
Oak Lawn Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.