Dennis Joel Hamer

March 31, 2021

Dennis Joel Hamer, 56, of Duncan passed from this life Saturday, March 27, 2021 at his home in Duncan surrounded by his family.

Services were Wednesday in the Bailes-Polk Funeral Home with Rev. Matt Chambers and Pastor Rusty Canoy officiating. Interment followed in the Duncan Cemetery.

Dennis was born September 17, 1964 in Modesto, Calif., the son of William “Bill” and Doris Jean (Cooper) Hamer. He graduated from Comanche High School in 1983. He work in materials management at the Duncan Regional Hospital for 28 years. He enjoyed working on muscle cars, listening to music, attending church, playing card games, eating, going on vacation, and spending time with his family especially his grandchildren. He took care of many area youth as if they were his own children.

He was preceded in death by his parents, second mom Frieda Hensley and sister Dianna Williamson.

Survivors include his son William Cole Hamer of Duncan; his daughter Tiffany Blackwell and husband Aaron of Duncan; brother Donald Hamer and wife Cathy of Marlow; bonus daughter Lindsey Groves of Duncan; bonus brother Donnie Wade of Duncan; father figure William “Red” Hensley and grandchildren Hanna Blackwell, Jaxon Blackwell, Rylan Holsclaw, Ava Groves, and Norah Ledbetter, long time special friend Lawanda Hamer as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of relatives.

Pallbearers were Donnie Hamer, Donnie Wade, Derrick Hamer, Adam James, Blake Hare, Joel Ledbetter, Brandon Dunn and Michael Jones.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Duncan Regional Hospital Materials Management team, Mike Jones and John Navarro.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Stephens County Foster Care Support Group at 910 W. Oak Duncan, Oklahoma 73533.

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