We’ve heard sad news that Mark Hamblin, AE5MH has passed away as of February 5, 2015. His funeral will be 10:00 AM at the Del City Church of Christ, at 1901 Vickie Drive, Del City, Oklahoma. He was a great guy who helped me on several occasions.
You can read the official announcement from the ARRL below…
The official announcement from the ARRL…
Mark A. Hamblin (AE5MH) passed away on February 5, 2015.
Mark was born on September 21, 1956, in Cleveland, Ohio to Austin
Hamblin (deceased) and Ellamae Lane.
Mark married his very best friend and love of his life, Benita Hamblin, 38 years ago. They were blessed with two sons: Chris (Abbie) and Josh (Lauren); five grandchildren: Aleeyah, Mason, Emilee, Jaxon, and Payton.
Mark retired in 2000 as a Master Sergeant with over 24 years of service in the United States Air Force. He then worked for AT&T as a wireless technician.
Mark was a loyal man, showing devotion to his country, family, friends, and work. He never met a stranger and was always willing to help anyone in need.
He was passionate about the Air Force, Boy Scouts, Amateur radio, the University of Oklahoma Football, guns, and overalls.
Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at Del City Church of Christ, 1901 Vickie Drive, Del City, Oklahoma.
Arrangements under the direction of Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home, Del City, Oklahoma.”
There is a tribute page available. He was well known to the Oklahoma Section. The blog … http://arrlok.blogspot.com/ … has clickable links with even more detail.
Thanks to W5NOR for this information.
ARRL Oklahoma Section
Section Manager: Lloyd Colston, KC5FM