Kent V. Hamilton Jr., 37, of Crystal River, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at his home in Crystal River. He was born Oct. 12, 1975, in Gainesville, to Kent and Judy (Trudel) Hamilton Sr. He was a lifelong resident of Crystal River. He was a computer programmer. He enjoyed computers and photography and loved spending time with his nieces and nephews. He attended the Gulf to Lake Baptist Church in Crystal River.
Kent was preceded in death by his grandmother, Mary Waterbury and grandfathers, Roger Trudel and Edgar Hamilton, and his brother, Perry Hamilton. Survivors include his mother, Judy Trudel of Crystal River; his father, Kent Hamilton Sr. of Citronelle; brother, Rick Hamilton (Keeli) of Inverness; three sisters, Tricia Langenmayr (Kurt) of Crystal River, Jennifer Henley (Jessie) of Homosassa, and Catherine Hamilton of Crystal River; fiancé, Neva Ziegler of Ocala; grandmother, Violet Hamilton of Citronelle; godmother, Delores Edmond of St. Petersburg; and nephews and nieces, Robert Haddick, Blair Huggins, Chris Hodgkins, Allen Hamilton, Austin Hamilton, Jase Henley, Sabrina Teixeira, Alicia Waterbury, Victoria Hamilton, Tara Hodgkins, Kali Trudel, Paris Dillion, Mia Hamilton and Malena Hamilton.
A funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at the Strickland Funeral Home Chapel in Crystal River with the Rev. Lloyd Bertine officiating. A visitation will be one hour prior to service time.