Late May, this year, Perry arrived at my apt. Mission: For me to see Pop in the Abilene hospital.
Perry had already driven hours to arrive in Waco, and then just turn around and head back to Abilene. God Bless Perry.
We arrived at the hospital and spoke briefly with Mom. Pop was awake - I went up to his room. With my protective mask still on, Pop turned over and saw me yelled, "Olaf!"
I sat down beside him and spoke some words. Pop then reached over to hold my hand. "Love you Pop".
That was the last time I saw Pop awake.
Pop is a hero and raised a wonderful family. I love that man - Pop.
I have a good funny memory of Pop. We were all camping at Bastrop state park. It was early morning and Pop’s lighter stopped working. Not wanting to go throw it away he just tossed it in the fire. Well apparently there was just enough fuel left that the light blew up and the little metal piece hit him in the head! He looked at me so shocked and goes “That was a Waste!” because he realized it still had fuel. Anyways that’s a funny memory I have with pop. RIP love you!
The family first began in the funeral business in 1933. The Hamil's legacy, beginning with the Elliott's to John and Jo Ann Hamil and now continuing with Robert and Karla Hamil, is to serve families in their time of need.