Dana Allen Hambleton

March 8, 1936 - July 5, 2020
Dana Allen Hambleton

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Dana Hambleton, of Washington, NC passed away peacefully on July 5, 2020. He is survived by his two children, Beau and Charlotte. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Christine.

A man with a background in mechanical engineering and paper mill instrumentation, Dana was passionate about his career, his community, and most of all, his friends and family. He was always willing to lend a hand and always had a joke at the ready. If Dana didn’t make you laugh, he felt he wasn’t doing his job! He loved to drop by and say hello to enjoy a friend’s company; he believed friendship provided the strongest protection. Dana was passionate about aviation and owned his own plane, which he enjoyed taking to the skies as often as he could. He and Christine met in a plane crash; three days after Dana saved Christine’s life they were engaged, and three weeks later they were married, and remained happily married until her death in 2012. Dana will missed by many, including his church community, which he loved dearly.

Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 20th from 12-2pm at the Woodard’s Pond Church of Christ. Service to be followed by refreshments in the Fellowship Room.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to furthering cancer research at The Cancer Treatment Centers of America, where our mother Christine, and the love of Dana’s life was treated in 2012.


Joseph B. Paul Jr Funeral Service is honored to serve the Hambleton family.

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  • August 03, 2022
    Sarah Haislip lit a candle:
    Lit since August 3, 2022 at 8:36:34 PM

  • August 03, 2022
    Sarah Haislip says:
    Mr Hambelton was a fine friend. We enjoyed his presence whenever he stopped by to visit. I loved to hear his many stories about his world travels. His wife Christine was such an elegant lady with a loving heart. Both are so missed. May the family know that we are here for them if anything is needed. Prayers of comfort to the family!

  • August 03, 2022
    Amanda Gist lit a candle:
    Lit since August 3, 2022 at 8:30:50 PM

  • July 07, 2020
    Deanna Swain says:
    I went to church with Mr. Dana and always found him to be friendly and kind. I will truly miss seeing him, especially his bolo tie clips. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • July 08, 2020
    Don and Linda C Clark says:
    Mr. Dana was a delight to get to know. He was a perfect gentleman. He was always well-dressed and sprite and had great stories to tell. He loved lending a hand to help and enjoyed church fellowship events. We loved Dana.

  • July 09, 2020
    Alden Petrowski says:
    Dana's son Beau mentored me in college. The day before Beau got married, I invited him, his groomsmen, Dana and Charlotte to my family's home for a big lobster dinner. Dana immediately stole the show and told everyone great stories and jokes. Despite only meeting him once, my parents continually asked after him, because they enjoyed his company so much. He had a big personality, and was a great man to say the least. Eternal Tailwinds

  • July 09, 2020
    Lizie Hagenstein says:
    I did not know Dana, but his son Beau is a testament to who I know must have been an extraordinary man! Sending love and strength to you Beau!