Gospel preacher listed in Preachers of Today, Vol. 1, 1952, 147 and son-in-law of Gus Nichols and father of Nick Hamilton.
W. T. Hamilton was born March 4, 1921, at Goree, Texas, and reared at Bowie. He died May 14, 1986. Sept. 18, 1945, he married Carrie Nichols, youngest daughter of Gus and Matilda Nichols. To this union were born two children, Kathy (Mrs. Ronald Scott) of Temple, Texas, and Nick, who preaches for Pleasant Valley church in Little Rock, Ark. Besides these three he is survived by one brother, Lewis Hamilton, of Richardson, Texas, and five grandchildren. Hamilton began preaching in 1940 at Mesquite, Texas. He attended North Texas State University and graduated from Freed-Hardeman College in 1943. For the next five years, he preached for his home church at Bowie, Texas. He also served at Frederick, Okla., Gainesville, Lamesa, Plainview, Waxahachie and Clear Lake City in Houston, Texas. Hamilton was a genteel Christian. His life was characterized by the traits our Lord expressed in the Beatitudes. He was a diligent student of God’s Word, an excellent preacher, an able expositor, and a loyal, energetic lover of the Lord and good people. He lectured on six college campuses, held meetings in 13 states and was in demand for other special occasions. As a gifted writer his articles appeared in a number of publications. He wrote Show Us the Father, a book on John; Glory in the Church, a book on Ephesus; and Yet Trouble Came,, from Job. Why Is This Happening to Me? is a book he wrote after he learned he had cancer, which has not yet been published. Funeral services were conducted at Waxahachie by Jimmy Wood of Dallas. At a memorial service at Waxahachie, his son and five of his brothers-in-law spoke. Burial was in the Restland Cemetery at Dallas. Roy J. Hearn., 4035 Barron, Memphis, TN. --- Gospel Advocate, September 4, 1986, page 544.
Carrie Virginia Nichols Hamilton
1923–2012 (m. 1945)
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