James Edward Hamberlin
Dec. 15, 1969 - April 20, 2012
James Edward Hamberlin, beloved husband, father, son, brother, and friend, of Katy, Texas, passed peacefully, surrounded by loved ones on April 20, 2012.
James was born Dec. 15, 1969 in Oklahoma City to James and Frances Hamberlin. A 1989 graduate of Chickasha High School, James proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1991-1995. While enlisted, the talented runner was selected to the All-Marine Track & Field Team. After serving in the Corps, James joined Vance Security Co. in Detroit, Mich., where he met the love of his life, Kimberly Brewer. James and Kim eventually settled in Katy, Texas, where Kim began a career with Shell Oil Co. while James devoted himself to a labor of love helping to raise their two daughters, Angelina and McKenna.
James was a gifted athlete who excelled at any sport. He also enjoyed watching sports, especially his beloved Oklahoma Sooners. James was a friend to many, but above all, a man whose passion was his family.
James is survived by his loving wife Kim; daughters, Angelina and McKenna; mother, Frances Hamberlin of Edmond; sister, Donna Jean Hamberlin Bogle of Norman; brother, Billy Jack Hamberlin of Weatherford; as well as numerous other extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, James L. Hamberlin.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. CST on Monday, April 23, 2012 at the Schmidt Funeral Home Chapel, 1508 East Avenue, Katy Texas 77493, (281) 391-2424.
The Celebration Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at the First Baptist Church of Katy, 600 Pin Oak, Katy Texas 77494, (281) 391-1100.
James asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to his daughter’s college fund at: College Invest Direct Portfolio; College Savings Plan (FBO Angelina & McKenna Hamberlin); PO Box 55355; Boston, MA 02205-5355.