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Richard R. Hamilton Obituary
Hamilton, Richard R. "Bill" Age 89, of Portage, IN formerly of Lake Station passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2014. He was born in Colcord, WV on February 7, 1924. Bill was preceded in death by his son, Darreyl Hamilton; parents, Lola Jarrell Hamilton and Herman Hamilton. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of 69 years, Lillian Hamilton; sons, Richard (Bernice) R. Hamilton, Jr. of Whiteville, TN, Robert "Bob" (Pat) Hamilton of Portage; four grandchildren, Kimberly Fisher, Michael Hamilton, Bob Hamilton, Jr., and Nicole Hamilton; seven great-grandchildren, Zane and Erin Fisher, Megan and Morgan Hamilton, Makenna, Macey and Maxwell Hamilton. Bill was a US Navy Veteran of WWII and was waiting in Sidney, Australia on a refueling tanker waiting for the invasion of Japan, when President Harry Truman dropped the first atomic bomb. Bill retired from Budd Co. in Gary, IN with 30 years of service. He was a lifetime member of DAV and Lake Station VFW Post 9323. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 6941 Central Ave., Portage, IN 46368, with Pastors Roger Hartzler and Calvin Hawkins officiating. Visitation will be held on Monday, January 20, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to the Community Presbyterian Church, 2800 Fayette Street, Lake Station, IN 46405 or Veterans Home, 3851 N. River Rd, West Lafayette, IN 47906. Online condolences to the family may be made at www.ee-fh.com

Published in the Post Tribune on Jan. 19, 2014
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