William "Willie" Hamilton, 74, of Fort Ashby, passed away Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.
Born June 26, 1944, in Elyria, OH, Mr. Hamilton was the son of the late Herbert Hamilton and Della (Howard) Hamilton. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Gary Hamilton.
Willie was a United States Army Veteran having served in Vietnam, and attended the Berean Independent Baptist Church. He was a lifelong member of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #172 and a member of the Cumberland American Legion Post #13.
Willie is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Kathleen (Linn) Hamilton; his children, Michelle Zawacki and husband Ken, Jacksonville, Fla.; Christine Bender and husband, Gary, Grafton, Ohio; William Hamilton, Jr. and wife, Paula, Beaver Creek, Ohio, and Carrie Weaver and husband, Chris, Cumberland. He is also survived by his siblings, Bonnie Rowe, Elyria, Ohio, Janice Hedgepeth and husband, Bob, Sarasota, Fla, and Clyde Hamilton and wife, Linda, Elyria, Ohio; and his grandchildren, Chloe Bender and Leah Hamilton.
Friends will be received at the Fort Ashby Berean Independent Baptist Church, Dans Run Road, on Friday, January 11, 2019, from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
A funeral service will be conducted at the Fort Ashby Berean Independent Baptist Church, on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at 11a.m., with Pastor Rick Riley officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Interment will be in the Fort Ashby Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Willie's nephews: Mike Norris, Greg Hamilton, Steve Hamilton, Mike Linn, Mark Linn, and Robbie Linn.
Military Honors will be accorded at the cemetery by the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 172 Color Guard.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Fort Ashby Berean Independent Baptist Church, Post Office Box #335, Fort Ashby, WV, 26719.
The Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur Street, Cumberland, MD, (www.AdamsFamilyFuneralHome.com) is in charge of the arrangements.
Published on January 8, 2019
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