He was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the U. S. Army and was a member of the V.F.W. Post 6097. He was former employee of Houchens and enjoyed farming after retiring from IMO Pump.
Survivors include his wife Nancy Reliford Hamlett, a daughter Kim Hamlett, a brother Kelly Hamlett and a sister Luzeane Hamlett all of Columbia, KY. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother James Hamlett and two sisters Polly England and Edra Reliford.
Funeral services will be 1:00pm Thursday, February 21, 2019 at the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with burial in the Columbia Cemetery. Visitation will be after 5:00pm Wednesday at the funeral home.
Bro. Stanley Watson will be officiating and pallbearers will be Richard Hamlett, Chris Reliford, Barry Hamlett, Herbert Pike, Travis Kimbler and Chad Wheat. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Sullivan and Jason Reliford.