U.S. Veteran Harold J. Hamilton, 88, of Odon, passed away 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008 at Ketcham Memorial Center in Odon.
Born August 30, 1920 in Greene County, he was the son of Ernest and Anna (Dove) Hamilton.
He was an ordinance worker for NSWC Crane retiring after 18 years of service. He was a member of Crane VFW post # 9297 and Kentucky Ridge Baptist Church.
Surviving relatives include: his wife Mary L. Hamilton whom he married April 1, 1945; daughter, Carolyn A. Hamilton of Fort Wayne; son, Ron Hamilton and his wife Ann of Bloomfield; his grandchildren, Ron Hamilton II of California, Brian Hamilton of Bedford, Melissa Bentley of Sandwich, Illinois, Kristi Wiser of Attica, and Beth Goss of Greenwood; his great, grandchildren, James Hamilton, Trenton Bentley, Lexis Wiser, Emma Goss, Eddie Goss, and Riley Ann Goss; a brother, Gene Hamilton and wife Mary Ann; and sisters, Ina Dowden and Josephine Girdley.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Dean Hamilton, and sisters, Gladys Ham, Iona Rusher, Hazel Stewart, and Vera Frietag.
Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008 at Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home in Bloomfield, with Rev. Erin Raper officiating. Interment will be in Kentucky Ridge cemetery in rural Bloomfield.
Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Online condolences to the family are available at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com.