WILLIAM HAMILTON MELBOURNE Beloved son, brother, father and grand- father, Bill Hamilton, 48, passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2007, following a brief illness. Bill was born in Texas City, Texas on November 4, 1958. He graduated from Homewood- Flossmoor High School in Flossmoor, IL in 1976. While attending Homewood-Floss moore, he participated in the wrestling program as a heavy weight. He studied hotel and restau rant management at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK. After several years in res taurant management, he decid ed in 1998 to make a career change and began to study Nursing at Brevard Community College. He completed the two year program and continued his education at the University of Central Florida. He obtained his four year Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in the year 2002. Following graduation, he worked at Florida Hospital as a registered nurse in the psychiat ric department. Subsequently, he was with Wuesthoff Hospital in Rockledge in the same field. He has also been a participating member of Suntree United Methodist Church in Melbourne. Bill Hamilton is survived by his mother and father, Ann and Lonie Hamilton; his brothers, Wes and Harold; his sisters-in- law, Linda and Cathy; his three children, Heather, Dan and Joe; and twin granddaughters, Elleigh and Leala. A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 2nd at 2 p.m., at Suntree United Methodist Church in Melbourne. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association. William Joseph Hamilton was an honorable man that made many achievements and he will be missed by many. Florida Memorial Funeral Home in Rockledge is in charge of arrangements.
Published by FloridaToday from Nov. 1 to Nov. 2, 2007.