Darwin Lynn Hamel, age 73, was born on April 8, 1943 to Robert and Julia Hamel in Detroit, MI and passed away in Nashville, TN on December 30, 2016. He was a Heavy Equipment Mechanic for Caterpillar. He enjoyed his work and taking care of his family. He raised his children with a strong work ethic while also spending time with them boating, camping, and traveling.
He is survived by his wife- Linda Holdman Hamel; children- David Hamel, Julia Bordeau (Tom), and Darwin Hamel Jr. (Deidre); grandchildren- Jeff Hamel, Felica Clore, Madison Hamel, TJ Bordeau, Chris Bordeau, and David Hamel; one great grandson- Jaxson Darwin Hamel; and siblings- Shirley, Pat, Bobby, Darlene, Myron, Dennis, and Elaine. Darwin was preceded in death by his parents- Robert Seth Hamel and Julia Hoffman Hamel and siblings- Vonnie, Roger, and Geraldine.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 5, 2017, from 1 to 3 with service and military honors to follow.