Bobby C. Hamblen, 55, of Elgin died Monday, November 10, 2008 at Sherman Hospital. Born in Whitwell, TN on April 30, 1953, he was the son of Roy and Clara (Seals) Hamblen.

He was a 36 year employee of the Elgin Sweeper Co., and a member of the Quarter Century Club, the Old Timers, a supporter of Elgin High School basketball and football, and a coach at Continental Little League, Elgin National Little League, and St. Mary’s Grade School. He was also a H.O.G. member.

Bobby is preceded in death by son, Aaron Michael Hamblen; father, Roy Hamblen; sister, Doris Hamblen-Starks; brother, Jeff Hamblen; and father-in-law, Charles Michel.

He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Barbara (Michel) Hamblen; daughter, Stephanie (Ron) Hamblen-Merchut; sons, C.J. Hamblen (Corey Wilharm), Benjamin Hamblen; grandchildren, Austin Merchut, Payton Hamblen; mother, Clara Hamblen; and many more family and friends.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 12, 2008 from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. at O’Connor – Leetz Funeral Home, Elgin, and Thursday, November 13, 2008 from 10:00 until time of Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be private. The family respectfully requests that donations be made to the family in lieu of flowers. O’Connor – Leetz Funeral Home, Elgin, in charge of arrangements. For more information or to leave a condolence, call (847) 741-1400.


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