Ret. Col. John "Sug" Hamlin, 70, of Dothan, Alabama departed this life on Saturday, May 9, 2020 in Birmingham, Alabama. He was a 1967 graduate of Corbin High School and a 1972 graduate of The U.S. Military Academy at West Point. John was preceded in death by his parents Audrey and Mildred Bowling Hamlin and brother Doug Hamlin. He is survived by his wife of 47 years Carol Brewer Hamlin of Dothan and his brother Richard (Dr. Karen) Hamlin of Nicholasville, Kentucky. Because of health concerns due to the COVID 19 Virus, military honors will be rendered for family and close friends on Friday, May 22 at Sunset Memorial Park Funeral Home at Dothan. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service there. This announcement is courtesy of Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home. Messages to the Hamlin family may be sent to www.vankirkgrisellfuneralhome.com.