Clifford Gene Hamlin, 78, of Poteau, OK passed away Saturday, February 18, 2017 in Nashville, TN. Cliff was born June 9, 1938 in Oklahoma City, OK to Clifford Charles & Geneva Murray (Pulley) Hamlin. He was a veteran of the US Army. Cliff was a member of the First Christian Church in Poteau. He served on the board of LeFlore County Youth Services, was a member of Lion's Club for 25 years, and served as a Reserve Police Officer in Poteau. He & his brothers owned & operated Hamlin's Mfg. Company in Poteau, for many years. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Russell Gene Hamlin (12/9/1989); brothers, Charles Arthur Hamlin & Philip Murray Hamlin.
Cliff was an honest, faithful & caring man of strong convictions, who deeply loved his wife, family & friends. He carried the weight & responsibilities of this life with much grace! He always put the needs of others first and was quick to offer a smile and some humor, to all those whom he encountered.
Survivors include his wife, Martha Dean Plummer Hamlin; sons, Clifford Alpheus Pounders of LA, CA, Jonathan Eric Hamlin & daughter-in-law, Christy DeLude Hamlin of Poteau, OK; daughter, Jennifer Angelic Hamlin Skinner of Murfreesboro, TN; grandchildren, Ericka Miller Flores, Rebecca, Joshua & Caleb Hamlin; brother, David Hamlin; sisters-in-law, Nancy Hamlin, Mary Ann Hamlin, Aleen Hamlin; Doris Crouch , brother-in-law, Leon Plummer and wife Peggy; niece, Dena Hamlin; other nieces, nephews, relatives, loved ones and friends.
Services will be 2 pm, Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, OK . Interment will follow in Oakland Cemetery, Poteau.
The family will be at the funeral home on Saturday evening from 6-8 pm to visit with relatives & friends.