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Johnny Hamblen

Johnny Alfred Hamblen was born December 30, 1947 at the family farm just outside of Allendale, Missouri. He was called home on March 6, 2016 after fighting a courageous battle with cancer.

John was the 3rd of 4 children born to Henry & Cora (Scott) Hamblen. John attended Allendale area school before enlisting in the United States Marine Corps on December 5, 1967. It was shortly after John enlisted that he was called into action and fought for his country in the Vietnam War. John served until being honorably discharged on December 4, 1973. John was a very proud Marine; never saying, "I was a Marine" but rather, "I am a Marine". John fought like a Marine until his final breath.

John worked at the Grant City Sale Barn for many years. He broke horses; was a farm hand; and built grain bins among many other jobs in his life. Nothing gave him as much joy as his cowboy way of life.

John was married and divorced three times. From these unions came 4 sons, 2 daughters and a step-daughter that he loved very much.

John was preceded in death by his parents; sister Margaret; brothers Billy and Jackie; and his life long friend Jeanie Hamblen.

Those left to cherish his memory include his daughter Regina Culbreth & husband Scott of Bladenboro, North Carolina & their children Jacilyne, Jonathan, Josephine and Jude; son John Minteer of Liscomb, Iowa & his children Tye and Tres; son Clifford Minteer of Union, Iowa & his children Kaitlyn, William, Waylen and Walker; son Ryan Minteer of Union, Iowa & his son Christian; step-daughter Mindy England of Sac City, Iowa; son Jackie Marler of Creston, Iowa & his son Kolten; daughter Amanda Mains of Sharpsburg, Iowa & her children Nathan and Clinton; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and loved ones.

A memorial fund has been established in his name.

  • Open Viewing

    March 09, 2016
    12:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Family Will Be Present

    March 09, 2016
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Funeral Service

    March 10, 2016
    10:00 AM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Burial

    Thursday March 10 2016

    Kirk Cemetery

    Allendale, MO

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We will love you forever Uncle John. Miss you so much already. Rest in Peace.

Posted by Tina - Kellerton, IA - Family   March 08, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM