Russell White Hamilton
6/20/1948 - 4/13/2012
63, Indianapolis, passed away Friday, April 13, 2012, in his home. Russ was born June 20th, 1948, in Indianapolis to Ethel Janet White Hamilton and Lucius Hamilton II. He resided in Indianapolis his entire life and was a graduate of Culver Military Academy's Class of 1966. He then went on to proudly attend the Marshall and Franklin University and graduated in 1970 with a degree in Government.
Professionally, Russ spent 27 years as a Sergeant with the Marion County Sheriff's Department, Reserve Division. He also spent 20 years with First Investors Cooperation. He was a member of the Deputy Sheriff Fraternal Organization as well as "Shop with a Deputy."
Russ was a lifelong member of the National Rifle Association, served as a Whipper of Foxhounds for Trader's Point Hunt, and was a driving trainer at Putnam Park Raceway. Russ was a member of Zion Evangelical Church of Christ.
Russ will be remembered for his love of life, family, and friends. He is survived by his wife, Ruth (Howard) Hamilton; his brother, Lucius O. (Liz) Hamilton III; and his children, Katherine J. (Raymond P., III) Hamilton Giehll and Britt D. (Nichol) Ripley. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, four nieces and nephews, an aunt, an uncle, and a cousin.
Visitors will be accepted from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2012, at the Aaron Ruben Nelson Mortuary, 11411 N. Michigan Road, with a service to follow directly afterwards.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests to donations be made in Russ's name to the American Heart Association or the Wounded Warriors Project.