GASTONIA - Donald Ray Hamilton, 62, died Nov. 19, 2012, at Gaston Memorial Hospital.
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He was born Nov. 28, 1949, in Covington, Ky., son of the late Joseph L. and Mary Ann Seng Hamilton.
Don was a 1973 graduate of the University of Kentucky and was a US Army veteran. He was a photo journalist who covered the spectrum of motor sports for varied publications and was the publisher of American Motor Journal. Don enjoyed travelling and writing about all forms of racing and loved the Indy 500.
Survivors of Mr. Hamilton include his wife, Lisa Lyttle Lytton of Gastonia; a daughter and two stepsons; brothers, "Bud" Hamilton of El Cajon, Calif.; "Larry" Hamilton of Louisville, Ky.; a niece and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6to 8 p.m. Friday at the home of Lisa and Don.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Victory Junction, 4500 Adam's Way, Randleman, NC 27317, www.victoryjunction.org.
Condolence messages may be sent online at www.McLeanFuneral.com.
McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the family of Mr. Hamilton.
Published in Gaston Gazette on Nov. 22, 2012