Joseph Leon “J.L.” Hamrick


Joseph Leon “J.L.” Hamrick, 77, a resident of Valley Bend, passed from this life Monday, November 12, 2018, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

Joe was born on Saturday, February 22, 1941, in Dailey, a son of the late Troy Fraley Hamrick and Georgia Chloe Summerfield Hamrick. On May 26, 1962 he was married to the former Goldie Nelson who survives in Valley Bend. They had celebrated fifty-six years of marriage.

Also left to cherish Joe’s memory are his son, Joseph Hamrick II, and wife, Sharon Hoot of Burke, VA, his daughter, Lee Reel-Cola and husband, Ben of Winter Springs, FL, and one brother, Clinton Eugene Hamrick and wife, Nancy of East Dailey.

Joe was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Kaye Hamrick.

Joe was a graduate of Beverly High School with the class of 1959, had attended West Virginia Business College, was the owner and operator of Best Auto Service in Parsons for many years, and he was a member of the Randolph Lodge #55 AF & AM. He enjoyed gardening and had served as his son’s scoutmaster and little league coach for both his children. His kids were his pride and joy. He loved the Lord and was Pentecostal by faith.

Visitation was held at Randolph Funeral Home on Thursday, November 15, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., the funeral hour. Rev. Pat Cassidy officiated and interment followed in Brick Church Cemetery in Huttonsville where members of the Randolph Lodge #55 AF & AM performed ritualistic services. The Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services was entrusted with the arrangements for Joseph Leon “J.L.” Hamrick. Send online condolences to the family at