Obituary for J.C. Hamner

J.C. Hamner, 85, of Heavener, was born Jan. 16, 1934 in Reichert to Cleave and Ruth (Milligan) Hamner and passed away Oct. 20, 2019 in Poteau,

Funeral services are Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Sam Dyer and Rev. Charlie Scott officiating. Interment will follow in Reichert Cemetery, under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener.

J.C. was a long time resident of the area and worked maintenance for Hiram Walker Allied Domecq for 14 years. He loved fishing and gardening. J.C. was an avid OU Sooner and Oklahoma City Thunder fan and loved spending time with his family.

Surviving family members are his wife, Leta Mae, of the home; two sons Michael Hamner and wife Christine of Waldron, Arkansas, and Randy Hamner and wife Cindy of Heavener; one daughter Debbie Johnston and husband Richard of Howe; three brothers Charles Hamner of Haw Creek, Frank (Cork) Hamner of Heavener and Dennis (Cub) Hamner of Heavener; three sisters Martha Naylor of Heavener, Carol Ford of Wister and Patricia (Tissa) Brown of Heavener; seven grandchildren Bryan Bebermeyer and wife Amy of Howe, Brandon Dedmon of Pensacola, Florida, Kyle Hamner of Bates, Arkansas, Jace Hamner and wife Lupe of Bowles, Arkansas, Collin Hamner and wife Mindy of Heavener, Ashley Mickle and husband Daniel of Fort Smith, Arkansas, and Danielle Hamner of Cameron; and numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers John Hamner and Bob Hamner; and three sisters Aline Luman, Mary Sue Sisco and infant Judy. 

Pallbearers are his grandsons.

Viewing is Tuesday from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m., and Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. until service time. The family will visit with friends Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to Heavener First Baptist Church Hope Center.  

To sign J.C.’s online guestbook, please visit

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