OBITUARY

Franklin L. Hamilton Jr.

September 16, 1959September 6, 2020
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Franklin L. Hamilton, Jr, 60, of Bella Vista, AR died surrounded by his loving family on September 6, 2020 at Circle of Life Hospice in Bentonville, AR. He was born on September 16, 1959 in Jonesville, La to Franklin, Sr, and Virgie (Punchard) Hamilton. He moved with his family to Bentonville, AR in 1961 and then to Centerton, AR in 1969 where he grew up. Franklin attended the Benton County Sunshine school until he was 18 years old. He worked for Guardian Industries for 11 years and worked at Tyson for 16 years before retiring. He touched the hearts of all those he met, and he never met a stranger. Franklin Jr., enjoyed football, basketball, baseball, and fishing. He was a huge Razorback fan and could tell you who played and what year they played for Arkansas. One of his favorite places to visit was Branson, MO and Silver Dollar City. Although he never rode in rides at the park he would walk around talking and visiting with everyone in the park, loved to listen to the music and interact with the events within the park. He loved his hometown of Bentonville where he spent many days walking the entire town visiting with anyone he met on his walk. Franklin is survived by his mother Virgie of the home, father Franklin Sr,(Virginia) of Centerton, AR, brothers Donnie (Melissa) Hamilton of Springdale, AR, Allan (Jessica) Hamilton of Bella Vista,AR, sisters Rosetta (Wendell) Tyler of Midway, Ar, Terrie (Craig) Tureman of Bentonville, AR, nephews Roger Worrell of Fayetteville, AR, Jason Goad of Strawberry, AR, niece Krystal Worrell of Bentonville, AR, three great nephews, and lots of loving cousins and friends.

Services

  • Visitation and Gathering

    Sunday, September 13, 2020

  • Celebration of Life Funeral Service

    Monday, September 14, 2020

Memories

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Jessica Hamilton

September 12, 2020

Jr was a blast to be around, he always made me smile even on my darkest days! He never had a bad day even at the end of his day’s. I will never forget the time that me and my best friend Hellen Manning took jr to the construction derby at the fair grounds in Springdale Ar. He had a smile the whole time and even though he could not stand me and my best friend picked him up to stand with us for the national anthem. It was an honor to help take care of you brother these past years. Till we see you again! ❤️

Rosetta Tyler

September 10, 2020

Fishing with Jr was interesting he wasn’t concerned about the weather or who was around ,his mind and eye was on catching the next fish and trying to out do you on the amount and the size of the fish ,will miss you brother

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