Bill Hamrick, Long Time MPTV
Volunteer, Passes Away at 90
Bill Hamrick, a loyal MPTV volunteer since 1990, passed away at age 90. Mr. Hamrick was a dedicated volunteer who thrived helping viewers and staff. As a volunteer at MPTV’s Viewer Services department, he played an integral role serving the public and the organization. In what is often described as a challenging and rewarding role, it was certainly Mr. Hamrick’s intelligence, character, sense of humor, honesty, and myriad of skills that contributed to his longevity at MPTV. Always eager to learn, Mr. Hamrick embraced the many challenges over two decades of serving the public. He adapted to learning new technologies, including sophisticated databases and applications, and the countless technological shifts in the industry, including the transition to digital. MPTV staff always had a deep appreciation for Mr. Hamrick and his commitment to public television. His final day at MPTV was on March 7. To say he will be sorely missed is an understatement. He is simply irreplaceable.
For those thinking of what to do in your later years, look to Bill Hamrick as a role model. After retiring from his sales position at Continental Can, Mr. Hamrick joined MPTV. With an outgoing personality and strong people skills, Mr. Hamrick soon became a favorite of staff and viewers alike. He was a keen investigator who was skilled at researching an array of topics and issues. Mr. Hamrick was a WWII veteran, and is survived by his wife, two children and grandchildren.
Mr. Hamrick was among the veterans profiled in the MPTV 2012 production FIELD OF HONOR: A SALUTE TO THE GREATEST GENERATION. The video is available at http://www.mptv.org/shows/field_of_honor/ -- forward in to 7:35
Memorial visitation information - http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/jsonline/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=170813054