Richard W. "Dick" Hamilton
SHERMAN, IL - Richard W. "Dick" Hamilton, 68, died at 5:00 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at his home.
He was born Feb. 27, 1945, in Springfield to Forrest and Cletys Garlits Hamilton. His parents and one brother, William Hamilton, preceded him in death.
Dick married Linda McAdams on Oct. 9, 1965, and she survives. He is also survived by his daughter, Lori (Hunter) Johnson of Centerville, Ohio; his son, Scott (Gail) Hamilton of Springfield; four grandchildren: Miles and Amber Hamilton, and Forrest and Derek Johnson; one niece and nephew; several cousins; and his four dogs: Frankie, Banjo, Sweetums and Patch.
Dick served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1966-1968. He was a member of the Northenders VFW and Real Life Church. He worked for Horace Mann Insurance from 1965 until 2006 and was the Director of Insurance Claims Management. After retirement, he worked at Staab Funeral Home from 2007-2011 as a funeral service assistant.
Memorial Gathering: 5-7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at Real Life Church.
Lie-in-State: 10-10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at Real Life Church.
Memorial Service: 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at Real Life Church with Pastor Clint Cook Officiating. Interment will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery where military honors will be conducted by the Sangamon County Inter-Veterans Burial Detail.
Memorials may be made to Real Life Church.
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