A memorial service will be held to remember the life of William Ervin “Bill” Hamilton at 1 p.m. Friday, July 29, in the Wesley Chapel at LakeRidge United Methodist Church.
Bill passed from this life into the presence of the risen savior Jesus Christ on Monday, July 25. He was born in Paducah, Texas on Nov. 7, 1935, to Ervin Worth “Mutt” Hamilton and Edith Carnes Hamilton.
He dedicated his life to hard work and caring for his family. Bill was a graduate of Paducah High School. He worked on the Triangles Ranch for four years and farmed in Cottle County for three years before later working for Benton Oil and Arco. He then embarked on a long career with Eddins-Walcher from 1970 until his retirement in 2001. Even in retirement, he stayed busy, working part-time for 10 years for a Lubbock landscaping company.
Bill was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. He was drafted in 1958 and stationed in Fort Myers, Virginia, before being honorably discharged in 1960.
He and Patsy Sunday were married on June 24, 1989.
Bill is survived by his wife, his daughter Tracey Carlisle, her husband Steve and their daughter Madison; daughter Renae Cockrell, her husband Joe and son Bobby; and daughter Tammy Hensley, her husband Doug, their son Hayden and his wife Liz; and daughter Kerrigan. He also is survived by stepbrothers Gary Couvillion and wife Brenda; and Alfred Couvillion and wife Isbell.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Jerry Dale Hamilton; a sister, Neva Joyce Hamilton; a half-sister, Neva Kay Hamilton Yates; and a grandson, Jackson Roberts.
The family wishes to extend its gratitude to the Bridge Hospice and Dr. Larry Warmoth for the care and compassion they showed Bill and his family.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Bobby Sunday Memorial Scholarship Fund at Wellington State Bank, PO Box 310, Paducah, TX, 79248 (attention: Carmen Holley).