Jerome Harvey Hamner

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Jerome Harvey Hamner, 91, of Little Rock died April 23 after a brief illness. He was born September 2, 1927 in Little Rock and lived most of his life in the city. He was a retired officer of the Union Pacific-Missouri Pacific Railroad and graduated from Little Rock High School in 1946 and attended LR Junior College, LRU and UALR. He was a United Methodist and a Mason. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Harry H. and Zetta Foster Hamner; wife of 64 years, Kathryn Roady Hamner; his brother, George Reeves (Velma); and a daughter, Susan Hamner Ruple. He is survived by son, Harry J. Hamner of Little Rock (Rebecca); son, William H. Hamner of Little Rock; granddaughters, April Hamner Hicks (Jacob) of Okinawa and Leah M. Hamner of Central Arkansas; grandsons, Jack D. Ruple, Jr. and John D. Ruple & spouse of Conway, Ark.; great-grandchildren, Samantha Hicks and Austin Hicks of Okinawa; and numerous cousins. A graveside service and visitation will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 29 at Oakland Cemetery in Little Rock with the Rev. Dr. Jeff Hampton officiating. Arrangements are by Roller-Chenal. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Arkansas Children's Hospital.

Published April 27, 2019

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