On Friday Aug. 21, 2020 Roderick Stephen Hamil, a loving husband and father of five children passed away at the age of seventy-four. He was born on Dec. 22, 1945 in Tulsa, Okla. to Leaterice and Dick Hamil. He retired from Terra Nitrogen in 2011 with 32 years of service as a machinist.
He married Louise Danderson on June 22, 1968. Together they raised five children: Luther, Cathy, Debbie, James, and Shawn. Rod and family started to build the house they live in today in 1975, it took seven years to build.
Roderick had many hobbies: he loved flying his Beechcraft Debonair, he had a passion for cars – he custom built a Fiero from the ground up and enjoyed going to cars shows, he enjoyed building thing for his grandkids – he didn’t just build a regular tree house, he built a house in the air with windows, a slide, rock climbing wall, & tire swing. His great grandchildren get to enjoy it to this day.
Rod was a practical joker and enjoyed playing jokes on friends and family. He was a hero to many people. He helped strangers out of burning buildings, helped pulled people out of wrecked cars, and was recognized by the city of tulsa for assisting a police officer who was in trouble.
He was proceeded in death by his grandparents Tom and Louvina Peck, his mother & Father Leaterice & Dick Hamil, as well as his oldest son Luther Hamil.
He is Survived by his wife Louise Hamil, His four children and their spouses: Cathy & Brent Douglass, Debbie Caruthers, James Hamil, Shawn & Syrena Hamil.
His fourteen grandchildren & their spouses: Starla Savage, Luther Savage, Zach Savage, Shane Douglass, Jake Douglass, Timothy Yarnell, Rachael and Chris Bennett, Ashley Hamil, Austin Hamil, Eric Clark, and Emma Phillips. His fourteen great grandchildren and counting, plus numerous aunts, uncles, brother in laws, sister in laws, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be Noon to 8 p.m., Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at the Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home. The family will be present from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020 at the First Baptist Church of Oologah with Rev. Greg McElroy officiating. Interment will follow at the Oak Hill Cemetery.