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David Michael "Dave" Hamblin

David Michael "Dave" Hamblin
  • April 18, 1957 - October 19, 2018
  • Richland, Michigan
  • Living Hope Community Church
    9292 East CD Avenue
    Richland, MI 49083

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1 of 14 | Posted by: Wayne. Ryan. Cody Laws - MI

“I loved Dave's love of the Fourth of July. Dave and I met when I was twelve years old. Forty Eight years later and I have to say goodbye old friend....Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Ben Behymer - Kalamazoo, MI

“Dave was a great guy. Many good memories from very long ago. He taught us girls Karen, Julie and I how to drive his stick shift green mustang. How...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Helen Amendt - Richland, MI


4 of 14 | Posted by: Frank Stevens

“I am a patron of Meijers and David always greeted me with a smile and "How are you ".Rest in peace my friend and my thoughts are with the Hamblin...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: John Lebiecki - Kalamazoo, MI

“Skahbity Doo.. Dave was one of a kind, no doubt. Very sad to hear of his passing. Many great memories. Sincere condolences to you you all. ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: Toddler Noble - Bigfork, MT

“The one and only. The original. Dave was like a brother to me. He holds a very special place in my heart and mind. All my best to Dee and Nancy at...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Bret Liggett - Augusta, MI

“As a Meijer customer, he was always so nice. I will miss him. ”
8 of 14 | Posted by: Marvilynne Taylor - BATTLE CREEK, MI

“David would always greet me at the door when I would come to the store. When we were on lunch together, we would sit in the breakroom and chat. He...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Kitty Arnsman - galesburg, MI

“I got to know Dave at work. What a wonderful man he will be missed. Prayers to his family and friends ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Julia Lesman - Kalamazoo, MI

“Worked with Dave many years and came to know him as a caring and great guy. He will be missed by many people. Deepest condolences to his family. I...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Karen Deau - Kalamazoo, MI

“My condolences to everyone. Fave was a great guy and will be missed tremendously. Our conversations of guitars and players will be continued...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Chris Jeffrey - Kalamazoo, MI

“Dee and family I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Linda Raymond - Battle Creek, MI

“Denice, I am so sorry to hear of David's passing. My heart and prayers are with you. ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Deborah Britton Lawson - MI


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David Michael "Dave" Hamblin of Richland, MI

David passed away at his home in Richland, surrounded by his loving family, in the late afternoon on Friday, the 19th of October, 2018.

David was born on April 18th, 1959 at Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo.
He attended Barbour Hall Boys Military School and was employed at the Gull Road Meijer's as a greeter for 18 years, until his recent retirement.

David was preceded in death by his father, Robert and his brother, Bobby. Surviving are his mother Nancy Vandersalm of Richland and a sister and brother-in-law, Diane and Colin Kennedy of Bloomfield Hills, MI and their children Madeline, Alex and Olivia. He is also survived by a special significant other, Denice VanAvery, and several aunts, uncles and cousins. David will be dearly missed by many, many friends. David enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing guitar and shopping at flea markets. He also was preceded by his best friend, Molly.

The family will greet friends at a visitation on Wednesday, October 24th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Farley, Estes and Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel, 9107 East D Avenue (M-89). The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, October 25th at 11:00 a.m. at the Living Hope Community Church, 9292 East CD Avenue, Richland 49083 with Rev. Todd J. TerAvest, Pastor, officiating. Burial will take place in the Enzian family lot in Cressey Cemetery, Prairieville Township of Barry County. Family and friends will return to the Church for fellowship and a luncheon immediately following the committal service. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Church (see address above).