Professor Joe Robert ‘Bob’ Hamlin, 82, Lawrence, died peacefully on October 2, 2012, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
He was born Aug. 3, 1930, in Nashville, the son of John Edward and Arminda Barner Hamlin. He served in the United States Air Force.
He was a professor at the University of Kansas.
Survivors include a daughter, Tari Hamlin, and a son, Jeff Hamlin.
Messages & Condolences
It is fitting I should find out this way…but i firmly believe my Grandfather knew how much he meant to me. He has always been for better or worse close to my heart and the strongest familial connection to my own passion and thirst for knowledge. It is said Plato often described Socrates from a point of wonder for all the knowledge he could not quite articulate, or get out of his head. This beauty and struggle of the inner mind always brings to me thoughts of my Grandfather. I cherish the difficult journey that was the story of his life. This had been in the cards and the time always nigh. Eighty-two years is long for most human brains and he amassed a great many stories, more than he imagined on both counts I’m sure. So in full confidence I wish him well on his next journey!
Peaceful and Pleasant Thoughts are the only services Dad wanted. Thank You All!
Tari and Jeff,
You know how much I loved and valued your father. He was full of wisdom and passion, and often those conflicted and caused him pain. He was also kind in many ways. He touched many people as a teacher.
Was just thinking about Prof. Hamlin the other day. He had a huge influence on my life. Had him for communications classes and he made a profound impression on me and many others. Probably best “teacher” i’ve ever had. Condolences and prayers to the family. Would like to know of any services in his name. Thanks.
Tari and Jeff,
I am holding you in my thoughts and prayers as you face this difficult moment in your lives. There are no right words. Know that you are loved.
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