William R. Hambly Jr.

Burial Date:

December 20, 2017

Birth & Death Date:

July 1, 1938 - December 16, 2017

Funeral Home:

Hempel Funeral Home (Directions)


Hempel Funeral Home (Directions)

William R. Hambly, 79 years of age, and a resident of Amherst, passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017 at his home, following a brief illness.

He was born July 1, 1938 in Amherst. William was a lifetime resident of Lorain County. 

He was employed with the Amherst Police Department as a police officer and at Ford Security as a security officer for twenty-eight years before retiring. William attended Trinity Evangelical Free Church in Amherst. He was a loving husband of sixty-one years and a loving father who adored his four daughters, grandchildren and great grandchildren. His hobbies included golfing, hunting and camping. He was a 32nd. Degree Mason with the Stonington Masonic Lodge #503 in Amherst. William was also a member of the Amherst Fraternal Order of the Eagles Aerie #1442. 

Among those who will cherish William's memory is his wife of sixty-one years Esther R. Hambly (nee: Dodson); his daughters Debbie E. Rundell (Charles) of Amherst, Diane M. Hall (David) of Lorain, Donna J. Dominico (Richard) of South Amherst and Denise K. Figueroa of Amherst; his grandchildren A.J., Robin, Josh, Tina, Billy, Gina, Raquel, Richie, Jordan and Sammie; and five great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his brother Bruce Hambly; his sisters Beatrice Clawson and Bernice Henes; and his parents William R. and Jean Hambly (nee: Jones).

Friends may call Tuesday, December 19, 2017, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Hempel Funeral Home; 373 Cleveland Ave., Amherst. A Masonic Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. by the Stonington Masonic Lodge #503. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. The Dr. Arnold Fleagle, pastor of Trinity Evangelical Free Church, will officiate. Burial will follow at Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Township.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Trinity Evangelical Free Church; 46485 Middle Ridge Road, Amherst, OH 44001.

Burial Location

Section: I - Garden of Gethsemane - North Lot Number: 431 Space: 4


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