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James Hamra

James Michael Hamra Sr., 67, of Tiptonville passed away Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City.
Funeral services were to be 10 a.m. today at First United Methodist Church in Tiptonville. The Rev. Chip Davis was to officiate. Burial was to follow in Tiptonville City Cemetery.
The family received visitors from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the church.
Pallbearers were to be James Mooring, David Wray, Joseph Sumara, Kent Roberson, Tim Beeler, Gary Michael Hamra and Logan Bryce Hamra.
Honorary pallbearers were to be David Rhodes, David Mooring, Larry McCain, Roland Pope, Evan Jones, Ashley Norris, Cliff Berry Sr., Bill Kendall and Johnny Barnes.
Dyersburg Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, St. Jude Children’s Hospital or to the Redfern Animal Shelter.
He was born on May 8, 1951, in Tiptonville, to the late Ora “Tootsie” Hamra and the late Billie Bell Hamra.
Mike was a retired chief surveyor for the U.S. Corps of Engineers with the Memphis District, where he worked for over 32 years. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Tiptonville, where he was also a member of the Men’s Sunday school class.
Mike was the field agent for the Lake County Tax Assessor Office for several years and was currently in that position for the Obion County Tax Assessor Office. He made and repaired stained-glass windows, was avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and NASCAR. Mike was a loyal husband and a great father.
Survivors include his wife, Bobbie Sue Hamra of Tiptonville; a son, James Michael Hamra Jr. of Trenton; two step-daughters, Mandy Norris of Tiptonville and Amy Rioux of Newport News, Va.; three grandchildren, Gary Michael Hamra of Ridgely, Logan Bryce Hamra of Hanover, Ind., and Savannah Mackenzie Hamra of Tiptonville; one great-grandchild, Laylee Hamra of Ridgely; and numerous other family members from St. Louis.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, George Dixon Hamra.
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Published 2.4.19

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