James R. "Bo" Hamm PDF Print E-mail

James Robert “Bo” Hamm, 83, of Prosperity, died Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at Palmetto Health Richland.

Born on August 13, 1933, in Newberry County, he was the son of the late J.D. And Brunelle Bowers Hamm. He was proud of his perfect attendance record for all twelve years of his public school education. Bo served in the S.C. National Guard from which he retired after 20 years and also was retired from the S.C Department of Natural Resources as a Game Warden. He was a lifelong member of Zion United Methodist Church where he served on the Cemetery Committee. He was a member of the S.C. Law Enforcement Officers Association and the S.C. Wildlife Law Enforcement Officers Association and was involved with numerous other organizations during his lifetime. He loved the outdoors especially hunting and fishing and from his many excursions formed numerous close friendships. Bo was a kind, loving and caring man who always greeted you with a smile and a warm handshake.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Hunter Hamm; sons, Craig Hamm of Prosperity and Jay (Carolyn) Hamm of Columbia; grandchildren, Chase Hamm, Cade Hamm, Cassidy Hamm, Bethany Hamm, Reagan Hamm and Charlie Hamm. He was predeceased by a sister, Jackie Franklin.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm Friday, May 5, 2017, at Zion United Methodist Church by the Rev. David Taylor. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Zion United Methodist Church, 80 Zion Circle, Prosperity, SC 29127.

Active pallbearers will be Mike Franklin, Dave Franklin, Brandon Franklin, Timothy Franklin, Dean Wise, Brett Bannister, Donnie Bobb,and Benji Vaughn.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Bill & Fran's Breakfast Club, the Prosperity Drug Store Coffee Club and all active and retired law enforcement.

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#69 judy bailey 2017-05-05 18:55
We are so sorry for the loss of Mr. Bo. He was a friend to all and thought very highly of by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers will be with all of you as you go through this difficult time. Judy & Mac Bailey
 
 
#68 phyllis reuter marti 2017-05-05 11:33
craig judy jay and family so very sorry to hear of bo's illness and passing. our hearts and arms are here for you as needed.god bless all. he was a very good man and friend.
 
 
#67 Terrie Mayer 2017-05-05 00:56
Miss Judy, Craig, Jay, and family. .....
We love you.
If we can do ANYTHING at all, please don't hesitate to ask.
You are in our hearts and our prayers....
Love to each of you.......

Terrie and Johnny
 
 
#66 Marilyn McClurkin 2017-05-04 22:04
Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. May your memories be your comfort.
 
 
#65 Wendi B. Caudill 2017-05-04 19:54
Ms. Judy and family,
I was saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. Bo. He was a kind and loving man with a gentle soul. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.
Wendi Bedenbaugh Caudill
 
 
#64 Harley Crapps 2017-05-04 18:03
We were saddened to hear of Bo's passing. We are sorry for your loss, and pray for God's peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Harley & Karen
 
 
#63 BlantonWinfredBrenda 2017-05-04 15:58
So sorry to hear about the death of Bo Hmmm. Even tho we live in Gaffney, we appreciated the Hamm's allowing us to rent
the use of Hamm's Landing pier to us each year. We still own property on Plum Nelly Rd and hope to visit MS. Hamm if we get back there soon.
 
 
#62 Paul Hutchinson 2017-05-04 15:34
Judy and family,my prayers are with you all.Bo was such a nice guy and full of good humor and fun.We will all miss him.
 
 
#61 Wilbur Bates Family 2017-05-04 15:14
We were saddened to hear of Mr. Bo's passing. You have our deepest sympathy. Wilbur & Thomas will miss his story's and laughter. God Bless.
 
 
#60 Wendi B. Caudill 2017-05-04 14:43
Ms. Judy and family,
I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Bo. He was kind and loving man with a gentle soul. Prayers for you and your family during this most difficult time.
Sha
 
 
#59 Sylvia & Joe Moore 2017-05-04 10:31
we are so sorry for your loss! You are in our thoughts and prayers! May God bless you all!
 
 
#58 Del & Elaine Derrick 2017-05-04 06:13
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. His presence will be missed but his memories are always with you and in your hearts.
 
 
#57 Janet Vaughn 2017-05-03 23:21
Judy, Craig, Jay and Family: Someone as special as Bo will never be forgotten. He will remain in our hearts forever.
Bo was an exceptional man and loved by everyone. Although its difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help to comfort all of you. Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead. With Sympathy, Love you Janet Vaughn
 
 
#56 Jewel Oxner 2017-05-03 21:10
Judy Clyde and I were so sad to hear about Bo's Passing. Our prayers are with you and your family. We enjoyed Bo when we planned the class reunion the last two times.
We always enjoyed him at Bill and Frans as he would go
from table to table to greet everyone. He was so well liked. May God comfort you and your family in the days ahead. Jewel & Clysw
 
 
#55 Terry&Jane Woodward 2017-05-03 18:39
Sorry to hear about BO. He will be missed. Prayers for the family.
 
 
#54 Jimmy Dawkins 2017-05-03 14:34
Judy, Craig, Jay, and family: Sorry to hear about Bo. May God wrap his arms around you and help you during this difficult time. Cherish the memories! Jimmy Dawkins
 
 
#53 Anna Marie N. Berley 2017-05-03 14:10
I was saddened to hear of Mr. Bo's death. He was a wonderful man and will be missed by so many. May your memories and God's love help comfort you in the difficult days ahead.
My deepest sympathy,
Anna Marie
 
 
#52 Connie, Wilbur Floyd 2017-05-03 13:22
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Connie and Wilbur Floyd
 
 
#51 John & Becky Pugh 2017-05-03 12:06
Judy & Family
Please find comfort in the knowledge that we care and extend our Christian Love and support to each of you. At the store we greatly enjoyed having him as a part of the morning Coffee Club.
Sincerely,
John & Becky
 
 
#50 Lynne Pitzer 2017-05-03 11:24
Jay and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Lynne Pitzer
 
 
#49 Jimmy & Donna Berley 2017-05-03 11:12
We are so very sorry for the passing of Mr. Bo. He will be greatly missed. We lift the entire family up in prayer through this difficult time.
 
 
#48 Olivia Fulmer 2017-05-03 11:10
Ms.Judy, "Coach" Craig, Chase, and family, we are so sorry to hear of Mr. Bo's passing. We have fond memories of Mr. Bo at the Prosperity ball field when Chase and Aaron played ball together on the International Paper Dixie Youth teams. We will certainly miss him in our community. I know that the peace of God that passes all understanding will comfort and support you in this time of grief. Much love, Grady, Olivia, John, Aaron, and Sherry (Aaron's bride of one month and two days).
 
 
#47 Lynn Hazel 2017-05-03 10:51
Jay and family, I'm so sorry to see this. You're in my thoughts and prayers.
 
 
#46 Allene Dawkins 2017-05-03 09:32
I am so sorry to hear of Bo's passing. May God give you peace and comfort at this sad time. I know you have lots of memories that you will cherish. With love & prayers!
 
 
#45 judith & mattie b 2017-05-03 09:13
So sorry for the passing of Mr Bo. I will miss his big happy wave and big smile. God bless you all and give you His peace and love. Mattie Boozer and family
 
 
#44 Rosann lester 2017-05-03 08:54
Judy and family, I am so sorry! Bo was a jewel! I could always expect a smile and a hug from him! You and Bo have always held a special place in my heart! Will miss him. God bless you all! He will guide you through this! Love Rosann
 
 
#43 Janice R. Long 2017-05-03 08:51
Ms. Judy, Craig, Jay and family,
I was so sorry to hear of Mr. Bo's passing. He will be missed by so many because he was loved by so many as a friend who always greeted you with a smile, handshake or a great big hug! I'm sure he has lots of fishing and hunting buddies in heaven, my Daddy and Glenn being two of them! They both thought a lot of "Bo"Hamm! Y'all are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this most difficult time.
Sincerely, Janice
 
 
#42 Joyce Johnson 2017-05-03 08:40
Dear Judy and family,

Thinking of you and family in your loss.

Wish I could come for the funeral, my thoughts with you.

Love Joyce Lester Johnson
 
 
#41 Stacie Martin 2017-05-03 07:33
We are very sorry to hear of Mr. Bo's passing. He was such a wonderful man. Praying for peace and comfort. Michael & Stacie Martin
 
 
#40 Janice &Tommy 2017-05-03 07:29
Cassidy,

We are very sad about your loss. Please know that we are praying and thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

Sincerely, Janice and Tommy Meeks
 
 
#39 Mabel Alice Sineath 2017-05-03 07:23
So sorry to hear about Bo! My prayers are with you. I use to love to see him going up and down the lake :)
 
 
#38 Michelle M Pugh 2017-05-03 06:17
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted” (Matthew 5:4). The Lord will wrap His arms of love and comfort around those who trust in Him.
The Maddalena's
 
 
#37 Beth Frick 2017-05-03 06:04
Ms. Judy and family,
We are so sorry on the passing of Mr.Bo. We are praying for each of you. We all know how much Mr. Bo was loved by everyone. Beth and William (Bubba) Frick
 
 
#36 Bryan Counts 2017-05-03 05:32
We are so sorry to here of Mr Bo Passing. He will be greatly missed. He always had a way of brightening your day whenever you talked to him. Mrs. Judy Craig and Jay we will be praying for your family to find comfort.
 
 
#35 Willie & Andy Morris 2017-05-02 21:21
Judy and Family,
We are so sorry to hear of Bo's passing. He was so special to all of us. God be with you during this most difficult time. We pray for peace and comfort for your family. Our sincere sympathy, Willie and Andy
 
 
#34 Donna Shealy 2017-05-02 20:02
Mrs. Judy and family,
Your family is in our prayers.Mr. Bo was such a special man.
Sincerely,
Tim and Donna Shealy
 
 
#33 Allen Gallman,Jr. 2017-05-02 19:59
I am saddened to hear of "Mr.Bo" death.I will miss hearing him call my name (Allen Jr. Gallman) where have you been. Mr. Bo will be remember by softball and his great sense of humor lovingly wherever we met up.My wife and I empathize with you of your loss and we will keep you in our prayers. "Blessed are they who mourn for they shall be comforted."
 
 
#32 Mollie Graham 2017-05-02 19:53
Dear Judy and family I am so sorry to hear about Bo. You are in my thoughts and Prayers.Take care Love and Blessings Mollie Graham
 
 
#31 Mary Pat Richardson 2017-05-02 17:21
Judy and family,
I am SO SORRY to learn of Bo's passing. He was a great friend. Judy, I know how you will feel in the coming days, weeks, and months. I wish there was something I could do or say to ease the pain. I am sure Bo and Lindy are spending some time talking about fishing, baseball or something. May God bless each of you and give you peace. Love, Mary Pat
 
 
#30 Robbie Koon DeFreese 2017-05-02 16:56
Judy, Craig, Jay & Families, so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in knowing others care. Bo was one of the good guys. He will be missed. Prayers for all.

Fondly,
Dan & Robbie
 
 
#29 Susan Bowers Smith 2017-05-02 16:55
To all the family,
We're so sorry about Mr.Bo. He was a very special man and was very dear to me. He was like part of my family. I always loved to see his smile and be around him when he would laugh and cut up. At times, I knew that he was somewhere closeby, when I would hear his laugh, it lit me up. I know he is in heaven with my Daddy(The Rabbit Sheriff) now. He will truly be missed by many. Yall are in our thoughts, hearts and prayers. We love all of you! Susan , Virgil, Nathan and Brandon
 
 
#28 Pam Shealy 2017-05-02 16:00
We are so saddened to hear about Mr. Bo's recent sickness and passing. He was such a wonderfully, kind person! Mrs. Judy, Craig, Jay and family, please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Sending our love to you all!
Wayne and Pam (Livingston) Shealy
 
 
#27 Jimmy,Robin,Taylor 2017-05-02 15:48
Ms Judy Craig and Jay,
We are so sorry to hear about Mr. Bo.
Jimmy, Robin and Taylor
 
 
#26 MIKE and JACKIE 2017-05-02 15:36
MRS JUDY and FAMILY, Mike and I are so very saddened by MR. BO'S death. He was a WONDERFUL CHRISTIAN MAN who LOVED his FAMILY very much! He was Truly Loved by his Community and would do anything to lend a "HELPING HAND. He will be TRULY MISSED BY EVERYONE! We LOVED HIM SO MUCH! GOD BLESS EACH OF YOU as you go through this Difficult time.
 
 
#25 Drucie C. Eaddy 2017-05-02 15:15
Judy, Have known James Robert (I am probably the only one in the whole world who still calls him by this name) for all my life. This began in the Nursery Dept. at Zion. We went to school together from first grade until high school graduation. It is sad to know that he has died; he will be greatly missed by many. With sympathy and prayers, Drucie Connelly Eaddy
 
 
#24 Pam Lindler Dehart 2017-05-02 15:15
I am so saddened at Mr. Bo's passing. Love and prayers for Judy and all the family. I am sure he is in heaven and he and my Dad are looking over the garden while Paul Shealy is telling them what is wrong with it. My Mom and Dad loved their visits.
 
 
#23 Anthony Matthews 2017-05-02 15:04
Thoughts and prayers are with you all! WE loved Bo as much as you did! Anthony & Sebrena
 
 
#22 Robert Martin 2017-05-02 14:42
Judy, Sheila and I will miss Bo, he will always be in our minds and hearts.He gave much he gave to this community. You and your family had a great husband and father, your family are in our prayers.
 
 
#21 June and Mike 2017-05-02 14:34
Ms. Judy, Craig and Family,
We are so sorry to hear the news. I just wished we would have visited Mr. Bo before Sunday but glad we got to see him. Our prayers are with you all and Mr. Bo will always be remembered. The stories our men have with him are unforgettable. He was such a sweet man and we love you all! May God bless you and keep you in his care.
June and Mike
 
 
#20 Kim Derrick 2017-05-02 13:58
Mrs. Judy, Craig, and all of Mr. Bo's Family,
I was so saddened to learn of the loss of Mr. Bo. He was a wonderful man and will be missed tremendously throughout the county. I pray each of you will find comfort in your faith and happy memories. May God Bless you all.

Love & Prayers,
Kim
 
 
#19 Peggy Marlowe 2017-05-02 13:41
Judy and Family,So sorry to hear of Bo's passing,he was such a great guy. Loved to have fun.He will be missed by many. You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers, with Smypathy, Peggy Marlowe
 
 
#18 Karen Lindler Smith 2017-05-02 13:37
Ms Judy and Family, Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. May all our precious memories give you comfort! Love, Joey and Karen Lindler Smith
 
 
#17 Charlene L Pitts 2017-05-02 13:12
Mrs. Judy and Family,
Billy and I are so sorry to hear of Mr. Bo's passing. He will be greatly missed within our community. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Charlene and Billy Pitts
 
 
#16 Chris & Elaine Smith 2017-05-02 13:11
Craig and family you have our deepest sympathy. Such a pleasure to see him and your mama together around town and talking to them. He will be surely missed!
 
 
#15 Billy & Edith Morris 2017-05-02 12:59
Mrs. Judy & family,
We are so glad that we had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Bo. You and he have been very special to us and it was not just the corn although that was a great part. We wish for you all the very best and if there is anything we can do for you, please let us know
Billy & Edith Morris
 
 
#14 Jackie Haltiwanger 2017-05-02 12:32
Mrs. Judy & Family,
We are so sorry to hear of Mr. Bo's passing. He will be greatly missed. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Doug, Jackie, Carrie and Clarissa Haltiwanger
 
 
#13 Mary & Rodney 2017-05-02 12:26
Judy, Craig, Jay and family, our sincerest sympathy in your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God be with you and give you His peace.
 
 
#12 sonny and ann hamm 2017-05-02 12:19
Judy, Craig, and Jay,

So sorry to hear this sad news. You have our deepest sympathy.Bo was a fine man and will be missed by many people.
 
 
#11 Johnny Frick 2017-05-02 12:10
With heavy heart,so sorry for your loss. Know that our God will provide peace and comfort during this difficult time.
JC and Tina
 
 
#10 Brenda Smith 2017-05-02 12:03
Judy and family, I am so sorry to hear about Bo's passing. May God wrap his loving arms around all of you and give you comfort. He will truly be missed.
 
 
#9 Harold Fulmer 2017-05-02 11:43
Judy & family. There are no words to express how sadden we were to hear that "Bo" was called home to be with our Lord. He will be missed by everyone that knew him. Always a joy to be around. May our Heavenly Father comfort you and bring you peace of knowing he is at a better place. God Bless!
With Love,
Harold & Ola Mae
 
 
#8 Sally Huffstetler 2017-05-02 11:29
Mrs. Judy & family, so sorry to hear about Mr. Bo. He was such an awesome man, I don't think there was anyone who did not Love him. May God give you peace & understanding during this time, he sure gained an earthly Angel to be by his side. Thoughts & Prayers for you. Sally & Ronnie Huffstetler
 
 
#7 glenda kinard 2017-05-02 11:14
I am so sad to hear about Mr. Bo. He was such a very very special man. I will miss him stopping by our shop (Ray's Farm Equipment) and opening the door with a LOUD and BOISTEROUS " WHAT YALL DOING IN HERE???" I loved listening to him tell and retell some of his exploits from his days at DNR. It was simply a blessing and a pleasure to have known MR BO. I pray that the Lord will give you strength and comfort in the coming days. While it will be hard to be here on the earth without Mr. Bo, I'm sure he is happily rejoicing with his Lord and Savior. - Glenda Kinard
 
 
#6 Ricky Kinard 2017-05-02 11:10
Mr. Bo was a Man that everyone Respected and Looked up to. His Friendship and laughter will be missed by everyone.
 
 
#5 Doug Hipp 2017-05-02 10:45
Ms. Judy and Family,
Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Sending prayers of comfort.
 
 
#4 Larry&Barbara Wise 2017-05-02 10:20
Judy and family, our heart goes out to all of you in the loss of your loved one. Bo will surely be missed by everyone that had the pleasure of knowing him. May all your precious memories give you comfort!
 
 
#3 Wes & Helen Griffin 2017-05-02 10:20
Our hearts are heavy to hear of Mr. Bo's passing; however, we rejoice in the assurance that he is well and able in heaven where he and his loved ones will reunite. "Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted."
 
 
#2 Peggy Bowers 2017-05-02 10:13
Judy & Family,
We are so saddened to hear of Bo's passing. We loved Bo! I think our God answered our prayers for peace just not the way we wanted it answered. May He bring you all peace and comfort. Bo loved his Family. Sincerely, Peggy & MOnte
 
 
#1 Sheriff Lee Foster 2017-05-02 09:58
Our family is so sorry on the passing of Mr. Bo. He was an icon of law enforcement, softball, and the community. I will miss his great sense of humor and his "loving" picking. What a great guy. Please know that we grieve with you, pray with you, and offer you support from our family and our law enforcement family. Lee, Carol, Joseph, Amelia and Jennylee