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Connie Mack Hamrick

October 12, 1942 ~ November 13, 2020 (age 78)

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Connie Mack Hamrick, age 78 of Forest City, died Friday, November 13, 2020 at his home. 

Born October 12, 1942 in Rutherford County, North Carolina he was a son of the late William W. Hamrick, Sr. and Doris Butler Hamrick. He was a 1960 graduate of R.S. Central High School, went on to attend Clemson University and then played Minor League Baseball for the Detroit Tigers from 1961-62. He graduated from East Tennessee State University in 1965 and received his Master’s Degree from University of North Carolina-Charlotte.

Connie Mack began a career in Education in 1965 having taught and coached at Apopka High School in Apopka, Florida leading their Baseball Team in the 1968 State Baseball Championship. Returning to Rutherford County, he held the positions of Teacher, Coach, Assistant Principal and later as Principal at East Rutherford High School, a position he held for 33 years prior to his retirement. A proud moment for him was leading the Basketball Team to a State Championship in 1972.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, William W. Hamrick, Jr.

Surviving are his sons, Chris Hamrick and wife, Mary of Huntersville, North Carolina and Jeff Hamrick of Charlotte, North Carolina; his granddaughters who called him “Papa Chief”, Sarah Kate Hamrick and Zoe Hamrick of Huntersville; three sisters, Deanna Gustafson of Lawton, Oklahoma, Becky Matheney of Spartanburg, South Carolina and Peggy Gibson of Burlington, North Carolina.

Friends may call on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 from 1 until 5 o’clock at the Padgett and King Chapel where they may sign the guest registry and pay their respects.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions maybe made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, Post Office Box 336, Forest City, North Carolina 28043.

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