Eugene R. Hamrick, 1931-2014

RAVENNA – Eugene “Doc” Ray Hamrick, 82, of Ravenna, formerly of Middlefield, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at UH Geauga Medical Center, Claridon.

He was born on March 18, 1931, in Bergoo, W.Va., the son of Hoddy R. and Mamie Higgins Hamrick.

Eugene was a U.S. Army veteran during the Korean War era. He was a tree trimmer for Nelson Tree Service and Asplandh Tree Service.

Survivors include three children, Joanne Hamrick of Ravenna, Douglas Ray of Ravenna, Texas, and Lee Frei of Elcajon, Calif.; a sister, Zelda Hamrick of Cowen, W.Va.; a grandchild; and numerous extended grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his companion, Norma Braford.

There will be no visitation or services at this time. Russell Funeral Service in Middlefield assisted family with arrangements.