Mr. Randell (Dell) Dewayne Hamlin, Jr., 57, husband of Rhonda Renee Hamlin, passed away Saturday, August 20, 2022.
Dell was born June 8, 1965, in Easley, SC, and was raised in Liberty, SC. A 1982 graduate of Liberty High School, Dell joined the United States Air Force in 1983. He was assigned to the Red Horse Squadron, focusing on heavy construction and combat engineering capabilities. His squadron worked in various parts of the world designing, constructing, and maintaining aircraft runways, building training ranges, and other infrastructure on military bases.
After discharge from the United States Air Force, Dell continued a career in heavy equipment/machinery, working on both commercial and residential job sites throughout the Upstate of SC and various other locations. In 1988, Dell met his wife Rhonda and they were married on October 20, 1990.
Dell enjoyed operating various models of heavy equipment/machinery, tractors (especially his grandfather’s 1940 M-Farmall), equipment maintenance, farming, and tending to the land. He also enjoyed designing/building his own farm implements, welding, masonry, construction/carpentry, and gardening. Dell and Rhonda enjoyed traveling to Germany and working on projects together.
Surviving Dell is his wife Rhonda (Gentz) Hamlin, his mother Brenda Hamlin, sister Greta Ferguson (Neil) of Dacusville, SC, sister Teresa Smith (Russell) of Six Mile, SC, brother Olen Hamlin (April) of Easley, SC and sister-in-law Rae Bates (Dale) of Liberty, SC. Also surviving Dell are several close friends, nieces, and nephews.
Dell was predeceased by his father Randell Hamlin, Sr., his father-in-law Russ Gentz, mother-in-law Ruth Gentz and his paternal and maternal grandparents Harlow Hamlin, Mary Alice Hamlin, Oscar McClain, Sr., and Mildred McClain.
Visitation for family and friends is scheduled on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, at 3:00 pm until 3:45 pm with a later private entombment with military honors at Robinson Memorial Gardens Chapel of Reflections.
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