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Bret E. Hamm

October 1, 1963 ~ December 13, 2023 (age 60) 60 Years Old

Bret Hamm Obituary

Bret E. Hamm, age 60, of Church Hill Tennessee, formerly of Wilmington, passed away Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at the Holston Valley Hospital in Kingsport, Tennessee.  His death was sudden and unexpected.  Bret was born October 1, 1963, in Wilmington, Ohio, the son of the late Charles “Chuck” and Janie Jo (Stanforth) Hamm.  He was a retired truck driver, having driven for several companies including R+L Carriers of Wilmington.  Bret was a big-hearted guy who would never say “no” to helping family, friends, and neighbors.  He was a “jack-of-all-trades” type of person who could fix anything, even if it didn't need fixed.  He was a busy body who loved tinkering and helping people.  Bret had served on the Board of Trustees for the Church Hill Medical Clinic.  Bret is survived by his wife, Milinda “Mindy” (Spicer) Hamm; daughters, Harlie Jo Hamm of Church Hill, Tennessee, and Leslie (Damon) Finn of Beavercreek; grandchildren, Rudie Finn and Everett Finn; sister Terri (Rob) Camp of Wilmington; brother Tim Fox of Wilmington; several nieces and nephews; several aunts and uncles including a special aunt, Betty Kindle of Church Hill, Tennessee; father-in-law Joe Spicer of Wilmington; and many friends including special friends John Ward of Abbington, Virginia, Roger (Debbie) Scott of Sabina, George (Ramona) Carroll of Indiana, Tommy Nelms, Rick Rogers, Terry (Beth) Blose and Nick Zuelke, all of Church Hill.  In addition to his parents, Bret is preceded in death by a sister Cheri Mellott; mother-in-law Sheila Spicer; and his former wife Beth Hamm.  Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 20, 2023 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Wilmington.  Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.  Memorial donations are directed to the Church Hill Clinic, 401 Richmond Street, Church Hill, Tennessee, 37642, a place and foundation that was near and dear to Bret.  To leave an on-line donation, please visit, or see our Facebook page, Brown Funeral Home.

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December 20, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home
237 W. Main Street
Wilmington, OH 45177


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