Burley Reaves Hamlett


Burley Reaves Hamlett, 84, of 215 Reams Ave., Roxboro, died Tuesday afternoon, August 6, 2019 at the VA Medical Center.

Mr. Hamlett was born Nov. 17, 1934, in Person County, son of the late Howard Hamlett and Theresa Rose Hall. He was retired from Wynn Oil, was a member of Cavel Baptist Church, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Burley was a member of the Roxboro Elks Lodge for 36 years and Roxboro Country Club for many years. He enjoyed playing baseball in his younger years and became fond of golfing, bowling and flying with his son Michael in his later years.

Surviving are three children, Kenneth “Ken” Hamlett and wife, Michelle of Temple Terrace, Fla., Michael Hamlett and wife, Jeanne of Raleigh, and Dana H. Woodham of Roxboro; seven grandchildren, Ashley Wilcox and husband John, Bryan Hamlett, Andrew Hamlett and wife Maria, Ignacio Oteiza, Beatrice Hamlett, Kaitlyn Hamlett and Sommer Woodham; five great grandchildren, Michael Christian Hamlett, Lily Wilcox, Violet Wilcox, Juniper Wilcox and Primrose Wilcox, and the mother of his children, Shirley S. Hamlett.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Hamlett is preceded in death by a brother, Nason “Sonny” Hamlett, and sister, Margaret H. Phipps.

A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, Aug. 12, 2019 in the Strickland and Jones Funeral Services Chapel with the Rev. Hal Dickerson officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Person Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to all of Burley’s neighbors that helped out around the house and in the yard and to Violet Bell for help with his healthcare during his illness.

Arrangements are by Strickland and Jones Memorial Funeral Services, 1810 Durham, Road, Roxboro, NC 27573. Online condolences may be made at stricklandandjonesfs.com.


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