Stephen Roy Hamrick

Stephen Roy Hamrick


Stephen Roy Hamrick, son of Joyce and Lee Hamrick, died Sunday, May 5, in Oklahoma City after battling complications from a ruptured brain aneurysm. He was 54.

A devoted son, brother, father and husband, Steve’s proudest accomplishment was his family. Since childhood, Steve was hard-working and independent, dreaming of building his own family to have a loving home with. In 1994, Steve became a father with the birth of his son, Brandon Thor Hamrick. Then, in 2016, he married Joanna Davis Hamrick, and in 2021, he officially adopted their daughter, Hattie Jean.

Steve was accomplished professionally, winning awards and mentoring thousands of people over some 35 years as an area supervisor at 7-Eleven, where he helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

His care for people went beyond his work and family. Steve’s dedication to friends and strangers alike served as an inspiration. He was accepting of everyone he met, and never asked more from someone than they could give.

Steve was also incredibly driven, a smart man who was determined when he set his mind to something. Whether it was running a marathon – first a half-marathon in 2013, then completing a full marathon in 2014 – or returning to school to earn his Bachelor of Business Administration from Southern Nazarene University in 2021, Steve rose to the challenge.

Born in Oklahoma City in 1969, Steve played trumpet in Edmond Memorial High School’s symphonic, jazz, and marching bands before graduating in 1987. It was during this time he bought his first car: a black Roadrunner that he drove his younger sister, Anna, and her friends to school in.

Hot rods became one of Steve’s many hobbies, and he would later refurbish a 1964 LeMans and then a 1969 Camarro. He drove his LeMans in the Hot Rod Power Tour three times. He also played Dungeons & Dragons with his friends and his older brother, Ted; collected Hot Wheels and special coins; read voraciously; traveled with his beloved family and was willing to try new things.

Steve became known for his humor and smile, and never passed up an opportunity to dance, even when no music was playing. He is survived by his wife, Joanna Hamrick; their daughter, Hattie Jean; their son, Brandon Hamrick, and his spouse, Donna Edwards; his brother, Ted Hamrick; his sister, Anna Williams, and her husband, Ed Williams; and his niece, Isabel Williams, and nephew, Emerson Williams.

Friends and family are invited to celebrate Steve’s life. A come-and-go viewing will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, May 13, at Matthews Funeral Home at 601 S. Kelly Ave. in Edmond, Oklahoma.

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Christian Church of Edmond at 201 E. 2nd St. in Edmond, Oklahoma, followed immediately by a reception in the Fellowship Hall. The immediate family will have an intimate burial at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Huntsville Cemetery in Huntsville, Arkansas.

5 thoughts on “Stephen Roy Hamrick”

  1. Tanja Walker-Yocum

    Brandon, Donna, Joanna, and Hattie: I am so sorry for the loss of your dad, father-in-law, and husband. He loved you all dearly and he certainly lived life to the fullest. May all the happy memories comfort you in the days and weeks to come. And I love the picture you chose—Love, Tanja Walker-Yocum

  2. William Wedge

    My condolences to the family of Stephen Hamrick. This is a tough loss I just can’t find the words to say. Stephen Hamrick will be missed definitely one of the best supervisors I ever worked under in my 7-Eleven days.

  3. Antoinette Reese

    Stephen Hamrick will definitely be missed by me ,he was a great supervisor to work under. My prayers are with you Brandon and your family.from Antoinette better known as Skippy at 7-11.

  4. Sylvia Daye

    My prayers goes out to the the family. I loved working for Steve, he always was in a pleasant mood and a smile that made me smile. I will truly miss him.

  5. Steven Robertson

    Stephen was one of the most kind men I’ve had the pleasure to know and work with, even when times may have got a little rough and unsure he never lost his smile and ability to make every day a little better, quite the man.

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