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James R. Hamilton

May 12, 1929 ~ October 17, 2019 (age 90)


Mr. James R. Hamilton passed away Thursday afternoon, October 17, 2019 at his home in Mesquite, Texas. He was born May 12, 1929 in Mount Vernon in Montgomery County, Georgia to Lewis WIlliam and Etta May (Faircloth) Hamilton. He was 91 years of age. 

Raised as one of five boys in Brunswick, Georgia, James cultivated an incredible work ethic that would lead him in serving seven years in the United States Air Force and on to working over 20 years at Texas Instruments.  James was a devout Christian, an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and  loved working on classic Mustangs in his driveway.  A dedicated family man, he never passed up an opportunity to socialize with friends and family...especially when he knew a good meal would be involved. His greatest treasure here on Earth was his beloved wife of 71 years, Helen Joy (Perry) Hamilton.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his dear wife, Helen Joy (Perry) Hamilton; three devoted children, Debbie Patterson, Pam Wommack and Mark Hamilton; seven wonderful grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a number of extended family and dear friends.  His oldest son, Jerry Hamilton, preceded him in death in June of 2009.

James will always be remembered for his love he had for those he held dear...and while we will always miss him, we find peace in the fact that he didn’t leave us, he’s just waiting on us.

The family will receive friends Monday evening, October 21, 2019 from 6-8:00 p.m. at Laurel Oaks Funeral Home. The service will be at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at Oates Drive Baptist Church. Pastor Jim Burt will officiate. Following the service, there will be a procession to Laurel Oaks Memorial Park for a brief committal service with Air Force military honors in Hillside Estates. 

Arrangements are under the care of Laurel Oaks Funeral Home located at 12649 Lake June Road, Mesquite, TX 75149. 

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October 21, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Laurel Oaks Funeral Home
12649 Lake June Rd.
Mesquite, Texas 75180

Funeral Service
October 22, 2019

1:00 PM
Oates Drive Baptist Church
2805 Oates Drive
Mesquite, TX 75150

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