James Louis "Jim" Hamlin passed away Saturday, May 4, 2019 from complications due a stroke suffered two years ago.
Jim was born May 28, 1942 to James Young and Christine Key Hamlin in Anniston, Ala.
Jim attended a few high schools in Alabama: Alexandria High School, Lineville High School and graduated from Ft. Payne High School.
After graduation, he joined the Air Force and served for 20 years.
During his time in the Air Force he served with the security police, was a recruiter and his last ssignment was at March Air Force Base in charge of aircraft maintenance training.
He retired in 1980 as a senior master sergeant.
He then joined the San Bernardino Police Department where he served as the public information officer, conducted background checks, was the range master and an accident investigator.
He retired in 2005.
Jim enjoyed all sports including golf and bowling and especially loved watching the University of Alabama Crimson Tide play football.
Jim attended St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Beaumont where he was baptized and confirmed.
He was active in the church serving as a Sunday school teacher, treasurer, convention delegate and Bishop's Committee member.
Jim was a resident of Sun Lakes Country Club.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, sister Brenda Owens, and daughter, Amy.
He is survived by his wife Mary, son James E (Nancy), grandsons James Patrick "J P" (Nicole), Timothy Robert "Tim" (Erika), sister, Sylvia Harris, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 1 pm at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 225 E. Eighth St, Beaumont, CA.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St Stephen’s Church or a charity of choice.