ROCKINGHAM, N.C. — William Thomas "Bill" Hamer, 91, of Rockingham, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016 at FirstHealth Richmond Memorial Hospital in Rockingham. Mr. Hamer was born Aug. 29, 1925 in Richmond County, a son of the late James Wall and Sadie Loy Hamer. He was a graduate of Wake Forest College and had retired as accountant for Indian Head Manufacturing. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Roberta "Robbie" Dowd Hamer and his son, Ronald Loy Hamer. Surviving are nieces and nephews, including his special niece and caretaker, Brittany Minor. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Eastside Cemetery with the Rev. Ken Griswold officiating. The family will greet friends following the service at the cemetery. Carter Funeral Home is assisting the Hamer family. Condolences may be made online at www.carterfuneral.net .
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