Chapter Eternal: Wallace L. Hambrick (Auburn ’56)

10 May

CHAPTER ETERNAL — Graveside funeral services for Wallace Long Hambrick, 74, of Lawrenceville, Ga., formerly of Bainbridge, will be held Wednesday, May 11, at Oak City Cemetery in Bainbridge with Dr. Gerald A. Little officiating.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 14, at 11 a.m. at Buford Presbyterian Church in Buford, Ga.

Born Oct. 16, 1936, in Sylvester, Ga., Mr. Hambrick died Sunday, May 8, 2011, at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, Ga.

Mr. Hambrick was the son of James Everett Hambrick and Rebecca Long Hambrick. He was a graduate of Bainbridge High School, Southern Polytechnical Institute and Auburn University. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, Surveyors and Mapping Society of Georgia, and was an active member of the Buford Presbyterian Church in Buford, Ga.

Mr. Hambrick practiced as a civil engineer and registered land surveyor. He had a variety of hobbies and skills, including flying small planes, gymnastics in college, construction, motorcycle riding and wood working. He enjoyed working outside, and his time at their mountain retreat in Franklin, N.C.

Wallace was preceded in death by his son, John Michael Hambrick; and a great-nephew, Rob Douglas.

Survivors include his wife, Susan Hambrick of Lawrenceville, Ga.; his sons, Wallace Hambrick Jr. of Lawrenceville and Douglas Hambrick and partner, Victor De Jesus, of Decatur, Ga.; his daughters, Kimberly Williams of Canton, Ga., and Libby Williams Brown and her husband, Tim, of Canton; his granddaughters, Jessica Hambrick of Lawrenceville and Ella Brown of Canton; his sister, Jane Hambrick Douglas and her husband, Bob Douglas Jr., of Marietta, Ga.; his brother, Wayne Hambrick and his wife, Wanda, of Canton; his nephews, Bob Douglas III of Tallahassee, Fla., and Jim Douglas of Waleska, Ga.; his great-niece, Mandy Douglas Eaton and her husband, Steve, of Tallahassee; and his great-nephews, Jim Douglas Jr., Will Douglas and David Douglas, all of Waleska, Ga.

Ivey Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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