John A. Hamblin
John A. Hamblin (62) lost his battle to cancer in the early hours of Tuesday, January 31, 2023. He died at his home with his husband of 27 years, Jim Chamberlain and their cats: Spot, Bill, Buttons, and Ms. Lady.
John lived a full life where he worked for many years at Maritz; AT&T; and more recently for Home Depot before retiring. He was well respected and admired by his colleagues and was friends with many of them outside of work.
John was a passionate runner and participated in a number of marathons throughout the United States representing St. Louis Frontrunners—where he served as their treasurer for a number of years.
John was the youngest son of William and Frances Hamblin. John’s siblings include: Patricia Hamblin; Bill Hamblin (wife Pat); Rick Hamblin (wife Betty); Mary Hamblin-Johnston (husband John); Shelly Hamblin-Quick (husband Mike); Mike Hamblin (fiancé Rita Stonecipher). John was also the uncle of many, many nieces, nephews, great nieces & nephews, and great-great nieces & nephews.
John’s extended family included his father/mother in-law: Gary and Rose Mary Chamberlain. His brother/sister in-laws include: Patricia and LaDon Atkinson (children Lizabeth and Levi); Scott and Lisa Chamberlain; Greg and Molly Chamberlain (children Conner, Lexi, Carter, and Anna).
A memorial service will take place on Saturday, March 4, 2023 @ 2:00 p.m., with the fellowship immediately following the service.
Lafayette Park United Methodist Church
2300 Lafayette Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63104
In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations in John’s memory be sent to:
Lafayette Park United Methodist Church, 2300 Lafayette Ave, St. Louis, MO 63104
Humane Society of Missouri
St. Louis Children’s Hospital