Patrick Wayne "Pat" Hamlin

Born on March 24, 1954

Departed on April 29, 2021 and resided in Kingston Springs, TN

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Patrick Hamlin, a retired sheriff’s deputy and longtime resident of Kingston Springs, passed away on April 29, 2021 at the age of 67.

Patrick was born on March 24, 1954 to the late Joel Wayne and Elizabeth Brooks Hamlin in Memphis, TN. After Patrick graduated from Blytheville High School in 1972, he pursued a Bachelor of Science degree in Business at Arkansas State University.

Patrick lived an adventurous and interesting youth as he learned to scuba dive and skydive, rode his motorcycle across the country, and even owned his own plane. He started working for Ingram Barge Company during college and proudly earned his Co-Pilot’s License for the Merchant Marines. Patrick proceeded to work at Comdata Services traveling the country where he was able to visit all 48 contiguous states and continued this love of traveling with his wife.

Patrick started as a 911 Dispatcher, going on to graduate from the Law Enforcement Academy. Patrick served as a road deputy and retired as the Day Shift Sergeant for the Cheatham County Sheriff’s Department for 24 years. He took great pride and responsibility in his career and role to the community.

Patrick will be remembered for his kindness, generosity, and intellect, but most of all, his wonderful sense of humor. Patrick was the king of “Dad” jokes. His greatest love was his family.

Patrick is survived by his wife of 36 years, Toni; his children, Dallas (Crystal) Hamlin (Columbus, OH) and Dalton (Hannah Slayton) Hamlin (Lebanon, TN); his mother, Elizabeth Brooks Hamlin (Steele, MO); his sisters, Pamela Lorene Smith (Traverse City, MI) , Paula (Mark) Payne (Blytheville, AR), and Priscilla Bullard (Fairview, TN). Brother and Sister in law Steve (Rhonda) Fondaw; Mother in Law Louise Fondaw all of Fairview TN. Several nephews, nieces and great nephews and nieces.

Visitation will be held at Pegram Church of Christ, 5019 Walkup Road Pegram, TN on Sunday, May 2, 2021, beginning at 3p.m. and service beginning at 5p.m. Services will be conducted by Minister Jason Allison. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pegram Church of Christ.

5 Comments to Mr. Patrick Wayne "Pat" Hamlin

  1. Steve White says:

    Pat will always be one of the nicest people that I have ever met. He will be sorely missed in our community. God bless you and your family Toni.

  2. James Borum says:

    I’m at a complete loss of words. My prayers are with you. Pat has been a dear friend for over 40 years and Cheryl and I surely miss him.

  3. James L Ducklo says:

    I am very fortunate to have known Pat the past several years. He was a warm kind soul and will be deeply missed. Will keep his wonderful wife Toni and family in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Jim Walsh says:

    Pat is our hero. He sprang into action (off duty) on 8/1/94 after witnessing a tourist armed robbery at a Nashville hotel. I was shot in front of my two small boys, and wife. Pat risked his life to save four Pennsylvania strangers from three very violent predictors. Pat took on gunfire in a high speed chase, and still managed to catch the trio by crashing his truck into them at a Nashville housing project, and shooting one of the thugs in the chest! Two of the robbers are still in prison to this very day. One since died in prison.
    The A/DA of Davidson county told me today that had it not been for Pat’s bravery these criminals many have never been identified or caught.
    I will never be able to repay this man for what he did for my young family. My heart goes out to his wonderful family of which he spoke so fondly of.
    May the good Lord bless Toni, Dallas, Dalton, and his family.
    Sincerely, The Walsh family of Scranton, PA. Jim, Donna, Eddie, and Jimmy Jr.

    Sincerely, Jim, Donna, Eddie, and Jimmy Jr.

  5. Angela Sherbine says:

    Toni, I am so sorry for your and your family’s loss. Pat was a one of a kind guy and will be missed by all who knew him and by the world. There are too few like him in the world. I enjoyed so much seeing you both again and chatting with Pat at Mark’s funeral; we laughed about younger days while both hating the reason for re-connecting. Again, my sympathy to you and your family and wish you comfort as you grieve his loss. I will lift a glass of Royal Crown in his honor.
    Angela Slate Sherbine

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