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John "Jack" Hamilton
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Birth: Aug. 8, 1927
Texas, USA
Death: Sep. 11, 2003
Yuma County
Arizona, USA

John "Jack" Hamilton, 76, passed away September 11, 2003 in Yuma. He was born August 8, 1927 in Mt. Pleasant, Texas.

Jack was a graduate of Yuma High School, and also attended Arizona Western College. He served in the US Army from 1946-1948. For his service in the Army he received the WWII Victory medal and the Army of Occupation medal. Jack also spent 40 years as a ditch rider starting in the Wellton-Mohawk area, and then retiring in 1989 from Yuma Mesa Irrigation and Drainage District. He was active in Yuma area veterans activities, and was a Life member of VFW Post 1763, where he served as Sr. Vice Commander. Jack was also a blood donor for 15 years and was a volunteer at La Mesa Rehabilitation.

Jack is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years , Jessie Lee Hamilton, of Yuma; son, John (Lynette) HamiltonJr., of Yuma; daughters, Judith (Jeff) Clark, of Canton, Ohio, Sue (the late Milford) Reed, of Kane, Pennsylvania, and Jessie Faye (Ed) Donovan, of Hurlock, Maryland; and brother Paul Hamilton, of Roswell, New Mexico. He is also survived by five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Jack was preceded in death by his mother, Callie Parr; son, Thomas James Hamilton; sisters, Bonnie Hamilton, Charlye Erwin, and Dixie Howard; and brother, Bob Hamilton.

Visitation will be held at Johnson Mortuary, Tuesday, September 16, 2003 from 6:00-7:00pm. Funeral services will be held at Johnson Mortuary on Wednesday, September 17, 2003 at 10:00am. Reverend Darren Hawkins of Sierra Vita Presbyterian Church will officiate the service. Jack's final resting place will be Desert Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be: Charles Kimbal, Rex Oare, Frank Colllins, Jeffrey Clark, Edward Donovan, and Benny Orta.

Honorary Bearers will be: Gene Dewhirst, Thomas Cole, Fred Reese, and Orvel Dewhirst.
Family links: 
  Luther Cecil Hamilton (1887 - 1963)
  Callie Benton Parr (1898 - 1988)
  Bob Hamilton (1921 - 1940)*
  Bonnie Hamilton (1923 - 1926)*
  Paul Hamilton (1926 - 2009)*
  John Hamilton (1927 - 2003)
*Calculated relationship
Desert Lawn Memorial Park
Yuma County
Arizona, USA
Created by: Marilyn
Record added: Nov 21, 2010
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John Jack Hamilton
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John Jack Hamilton
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4th great grandson of 4th great grandfather
- dwcooley
 Added: Sep. 4, 2013
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- Grave Recorder
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- Marilyn
 Added: Nov. 21, 2010

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