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HAMILTON, Jack JACK HAMILITON Lifelong Atlantan William Jack Hamilton, Jr. (93) passed away February 3rd. He was born in Griffin, Ga, the son of the late William J Hamilton, Sr and Myrtie Bell Hamilton. Hamilton served in the US Armed Forces from 1941 to 1945 and was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious duty. Jack was a Realtor and Mortgage Banker for over 51 years. Hamilton was elected to the City Council of Decatur, Ga in 1961.During his 10 years on the City Council he served as Mayor of Decatur championing an Urban renewal program and the construction of the current Decatur High School. Hamilton also served as President of the Georgia Municipal Association, the highest office a City Official can hold in Georgia. Jack was a member of the First Baptist Church of Decatur and later Wieuca Road Baptist Church. Jack is survived by his wife of 70 years - Virginia Merle Anderson Hamilton, daughter Jenny London and her husband David London, son Jim Hamilton and his wife Jamie , and daughter in law Judy Hamilton, wife of Jack Hamilton, III, who preceded him in death. Also surviving are 7 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held in the chapel of A. S. Turner & Sons at noon Saturday Feb 9th. Interment will be in Decatur Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at A. S. Turner & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Feb. 6, 2013