Harold "Hank" D.Dameron, Sr. (October 30, 1943 - November 6, 2012)

Retired 1st SGT Harold D. Dameron (Hank) of Ft. Worth, TX, went in the arms of the Lord on November 6th, after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.
Open visitation for friends and family will be Saturday, November 10th from 8a.m.-5p.m. at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel, 7301 E. Lancaster Ave., Ft. Worth, TX 76112.
He will have a full military burial, Tuesday, November 13th at 2p.m. at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.

Hank dedicated 26 years to the United States Army. He was modest and would allow his uniform to speak for itself. He was awarded the Bronze star with oak leaf cluster, Purple Heart, and numerous other medals, campaign ribbons and recommendations. He was the Epitome of an NCO. He was an outstanding Non-Commissioned officer, a professional Soldier and an exemplary Husband, Father and Grandfather.

Hank was a life time member of the VFW, and a 40 year member to the American Legion. With the last 14 years, being an active member at post 516 in Ft. Worth. He was preceded in death by parents; Jessie Lee and Edna (Faught) Dameron and siblings; Cathy Sue, Doris Jean, and Walter Ray.

He is survived by wife of 33 years, Deborah Dameron, children; Charles "Buddy" Dameron (Traci), Fawn Ellston (Michael), and Harold 'Mike' Dameron, siblings; Glenda Gleeson, Kenneth Dameron, Judy Walsh, and Auburn Dameron and his beloved grandchildren that meant the world to him; Savannah Ellston, Michael, Lazarus, ShyAnne, and Breyden Dameron.
In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to the family in assistance for the Burial Arrangements.

Guest Book (recorded to 11/15/12)

November 14, 2012
Debbie, Fawn and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you enter into this new chapter of your lives. May God bless and keep each one of you
Gloria & Keith Roquemore, Fort Worth, TX

November 13, 2012
Hank, you will be greatly missed, praying for Debbie and the family, we have shared many laughs together and I remember that smile you always had on your face, may you rest in the arms of the Lord now. Judy Abshire Tidwell
Judy Abshire, Duncan, Oklahoma

November 13, 2012
Debbie, Christie told me this morning that First Sergeant Dameron passed away. I am very sad to hear this and wish you and your family comfort and peace during this time. It also saddens me I could not be in Texas to attend this hero's burial. What a great man he was, along with a great wife by his side! Again, my condolences. God Bless You and Yours.
MAJ Sean Partee, US Army, Grapevine, Texas

November 13, 2012
May you RIP. I regret not being able to see you one last time. I will always remember you for teaching me to put the toilet paper on the roll correctly. :) you treated me like your own when Fawn and I were growing up. Even made me help with chores. Lol. Best summer was spent at your house. Keep your watch over your family and let them feel your arms holding them as they all do the hardest thing they have ever done. I know you are proud of each and everyone of them. Gone but never forgotten. Love you Pops.
Lynne Shepard, Aberdeen, Maryland

November 13, 2012
Hank, you always did make me laugh even when I didn't think I could. I will miss you.
LeDona McDonell Hinkle, Arlington, Texas

November 13, 2012
Hank Dameron was a great man. Not only was he an excellent soldier, but he also loved his family. I always enjoyed his great sense of humor, and I admired how much he loved Debbie and took care of her. At ease, soldier. Your watch is over now.
Christie Partee, Grapevine, Texas

November 13, 2012
So sorry for your sad news , just wanted to say you are in my prayers Fawn and Debbie. Fronswai Young
fronswai young, altus, Oklahoma

November 13, 2012
Debbie,Fawn and family my prayers are with you, cherish all your wonderful memories, and stay close to God, he will see you through
Mike & Judy Osborne (Springtown Tx.).

November 12, 2012
Debbie and Family- We are so sorry for the loss of a beloved husband, father and grandfather. Hank served his country well with pride and dignity and the nation owes him a debt of gratitude. May God above surround you at this time with his everlasting presence, loving angels to keep you all close and safe.
Ronald & Karen Burson, Fort Worth, Texas

November 12, 2012
To the Dameron Family my heart, soul & prayers are with you all at this heartfelt time. may the lord guide you all into a strong will to keep strong. hank is with you all in spirit. for always in the days & years to come. love & bless all... love Cecilia Allen your friend HE WILL BE VERY MISSED
cecilia allen, ft.worth, Texas

November 11, 2012
RIP DAD. I Love You! I'm so sorry for your loss. Praying for your peace & comfort through this difficult time. Until we meet again, at Jesus's feet. Dad, Thank you for your Lifetime of Service to God, Country, Family and Friends to whom you Loved and Welcomed as Family. "HooRaa!" RIP POPS! I Love You!
Corine Apple, Houston, Texas

November 11, 2012
pappy i will miss you
lazarus dameron, fort worth, Texas

November 11, 2012
hey pappy this is michael i just want to say i love you and i will carry you on through my heart even though your not here, i will remember every lecture and evey word love,your grandson michael
michael dameron, fort worth, Texas

November 11, 2012
Debbie & Fawn, Love U both and I will miss Hank Dearly!!!! he was a Great Man
Debbie Ritzert, FT Worth, Texas

November 11, 2012
Deb and family, So very sorry to hear about uncle Hank. My prayers are with you everyday.
Tracy and Ricky Harrell, burlington, North Carolina

November 11, 2012
so very sorry to hear this sad news. hank was a great brother and i will miss him dearly. i will continue to keep the dameron family in my prayers. love always,
glenda greeson, mebane, North Carolina

November 11, 2012
so very sorry to hear this sad news. he will be greatly missed.i will keep you and your family in my prayer
love, ed and glenda greeson

November 10, 2012
Dad, May you rest peacefully. You will be forever loved and missed. I remember everything you have ever taught me. I promise to take care of Mom and your grand babies. We love and miss you so much. I love you Dad.
Buddy Dameron, Fort Worth, Texas

November 09, 2012
Dad I wanna start this off with thank you so very much for always being there for my best friend Fawn and the rest off the family. You were a strong person who fought till the end! Mom is going to miss you so much but she has plenty of support from your baby girls(Fawn and savannah)! I will continue to pray for peace in the family. I love you rest easy! Please God bless this family in this trying time! Amen
Carolyn Fox, Perryville, Maryland

November 09, 2012
OHHHHH my personal thoughts for you all and I think of you all every day best wishes for all
also to Savanna CJ sends his condolences too he lost his grandpa this past august out love to all
love jan neumann &(Z)

November 09, 2012
Pappy,I love you and will miss you every day. Life will be hard without you here physically but you always be here mentally. I promise you that i will take care of my mom and grandma. Everything good i do i will dedicate to you from singing,pageants,and parades. I will use everything you have taught me and use them in life's challenges. You will always be in my heart
Love, Your favorite granddaughter Savannah

November 09, 2012
So sorry for your family's loss. Will never forget his big heart or his big smile. RIP Hank
Chelly Weimann, Cardiff, Maryland

November 09, 2012
To my best friend in life i will always love in saddest and hard times you will always be with in my heart and soul.You will always be my Gaurdian Angel and Strength. I love You
Deborah Dameron, FT Worth, Texas

November 09, 2012
Fawn and family i am so sorry for your loss !!! Thoughts and prayers to you all . May your father rest in peace forever ! I remeber the times we hung with him at the Moose Lodge at the dances those were the good days !!! May you hold on to the memories that will last a life time !!!!
Brianne DeFrank, Aberdeen, Maryland

November 09, 2012
r.i.p.Hank, prayers going to your loving family
from deirdre and michael

November 08, 2012
Deb and Family, My prayers are with each of you. Like I already told you I am here or available 24 7 . No words can express my feelings but you know in your heart we are all here for you
Judy Bastin, Ft Worth, Texas

November 08, 2012
Debbie, Fawn, Mike, and Savannah, You are in my prayers as you heal and live life without your beloved husband/dad/grandpa. Get some rest in the peace that he is with our Heavenly Father, praising Him for each of you. Love and praying for y'all,
Neal, Julie Talbott and kids, Fort Worth, Texas

November 08, 2012
Fawn I only knew your dad because I saw him when I was down there with Jo but, I can tell you one thing he had alot of love in his heart for the people who cared about him and he knew in his heart who those people were. Please remember all the good times you had with him and keep him close at heart. Gone but never forgotten. Remember the song by Holy Dunn "Daddy's Hands" well every time you feel a hand on your shoulder it will be his.
Mary Specer, Howe, Texas

November 08, 2012
Debbie, Fawn and Family. The Phipps Family is sorry for your loss. We loved Hank Dearly and you all too. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Virginia Phipps, Coldwater, Michigan

November 08, 2012
He was an amazing guy. I remember when he used to joke around with me and savannah I miss him
Savannah Phipps, Coldwater, Michigan

November 08, 2012
Our prayers go out to all of you. Hank will be missed but at least he is out of pain and that is a blessing. He has a wonderful family whom took the best of care in his time of need and for that he was blessed. We love you all.
Jo & James (Sherman tx)

November 08, 2012
Hank: I have soaked in every word of every lecture enjoyed all the stories you've chose to share with me Im blessed to carry the Dameron name in my family I give you my word I will not let you down
Stephanie Badillo, Fort Worth, Texas

November 08, 2012
Debbie & Fawn, Don & I thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.
Don & Retha Robbins, Fort Worth, Texas

November 08, 2012
Debbie, Fawn and Family, We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Keep him close to your heart with all the good memories of him. May Hank rest in peace as he is no longer suffering and my your mother, you and your family find peace as time goes on. Our Deepest Sympathy
Connie(Grove) and Dave Gordian, Transfer, Pennsylvania

November 08, 2012
Fawn: I applaud everything that you and your family did for your father, Hank!! Dennis & I send our deepest condolences to you and Debbie. The loss is tremendous to everyone involved. May all of you find comfort in knowing that the biggest "Dallas Cowboy Fan" is no longer suffering and that he is resting in peace. Fawn: if you ever need to talk, I am here to listen, no matter what. I will give you your space during this difficult time.
Tammy Keyes, Aberdeen, Maryland

November 07, 2012
the daughter of the brightest star in the sky...I love you Daddy and I miss you so much. You will always be in my heart, taking every step I take with me. HEAVEN NEEDED A HERO!I love U Pops!!!
Fawn Ellston, FT Worth, Texas