Henry Taylor Hamrick

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Henry Taylor Hamrick, 84, of San Saba, Texas, passed away Wednesday, December 11, 2013, in San Saba. Funeral services were held on Saturday, December 14, 2013,  at 2 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel in San Saba, burial followed at Harris Cemetery in San Saba County. Brother Doug Suggs officiated. Taylor was born in San Saba on March 10, 1929, to Connie Elmo Hamrick and Henry Taylor Hamrick Julia (Blaire) Hamrick. He married Leola Barefoot on November 26, 1950 in San Saba. After many moves during his military service, they returned to San Saba from Austin in 1999. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Taylor served in the US Air Force and was present at the first launch of a guided Atlas missile at Vandenberg AFB in California. After working with the guidance systems for the military, he went on to become a Seismic Operator for Shell Oil where he worked for 30 years. Taylor was also a teacher for 13 years at the Southwest School of Electronics in Austin and was elected Teacher of the Year. After retiring and returning to San Saba, he took on the new “job” of playing golf with friends—"five days a week, with week-ends off” he always said. He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Connie Iris Hamrick, five sisters and 1 brother. Taylor is survived by his loving wife Leola Hamrick of San Saba; son, Al Hamrick, and wife Lolli, of San Saba; daughter, Patti Kay Hamrick of Petal, Mississippi; one sister, Janie Sanford of Kempner; 7 grandchildren, and 9 great– grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the San Saba County EMS or Cherokee Home for Children.
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