Bob and Pam Hamlin celebrated the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 26, 2012, with family and a few close friends in the western North Carolina Mountains. They plan a trip to Arizona in February, and are planning an anniversary trip to England later in 2013. They met at Marshall University, she from Huntington and he from Williamson, W.Va., and Pike County, Ky., and were married their senior year at First Christian Church, Louisa, Ky. Both are retired.
They graduated from Marshall with Bachelor's degrees, she with an AB degree in Education and he with a BBA degree in Business Administration and a major in Accounting. She graduated from Huntington High. He is a product of Williamson, W.Va., and Pike County, Ky., public schools. He graduated from the University of Kentucky, College of Law in Lexington, obtaining a Juris Doctor (JD) degree. Bob came to Marshall on an NCAA Football grant-in-aid scholarship via the University of Arizona (Tucson), out of Greenbrier Military School. He set most of Marshall's single season passing records as a senior, becoming the first quarterback in school history to pass for more than 1,000 yards in a season - a milestone of sorts for that era of college football.
Pam retired after a successful teaching career in the Cabell County School System with the Gallaher, Cammack, Spring Hill and Davis Creek Elementary schools. After Marshall she taught with the Lexington City and Fayette County (Ky.) school systems while they lived in Lexington.
Bob is a retired Huntington attorney, consultant and businessman, licensed to practice in Kentucky, West Virginia and Florida (Winter Park, Orange County). He passed all three states written Bar Examinations on his first try. Early in his career, he held executive positions in trust banking with two major Huntington banks and served as Corporate Counsel for a medical device manufacturer in Huntington and California.
They are the parents of one son, Michael D. Hamlin, also an attorney, who resides with his wife Jennifer and their three children in Johnson City, Tenn. The Hamlins are enjoying retirement by spending time traveling, researching and writing family histories and papers; and enjoying vacations and time spent with their beautiful grandchildren, their wonderful son and daughter-in-law.