OBITUARY

Lawrence George Hamilton

July 24, 1930May 7, 2019

Lawrence George Hamilton, 88, of Cary, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 surrounded by family and his dear friend, Claire. Larry was born July 24, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan, where he lived until entering service with the Air Force in 1951. Prior to his service, Larry completed two years of study in Aeronautical Engineering at the Lawrence Institute of Technology (now Lawrence Technological University). He earned a degree in Industrial Management from that University in 1957. He later worked for Ford Motor Company in Michigan, and subsequently for JI Case in Wisconsin, and for Campbell Hausfeld in Ohio. On August 24, 1953 he was united in marriage to Joan Carol Baxter of Detroit. After their retirement, and prior to moving to Cary, the couple divided their time between Cape Coral, Florida and Lake Santee near Greensburg, Indiana. They were married for 62 years before Joan preceded him in death in 2015. Larry loved boating, fishing, reading mystery novels, and building model airplanes. Most of all he loved great food and storytelling while entertaining family and friends. He is survived by his two children Nancy (Robert) Briggs of Apex and Mark (Sharyn) Hamilton of Colorado; three grandchildren, Laura (Joshua) Nowak, Allison (Travis) Drake, and Matthew Hamilton; four great-grandchildren plus a fifth on the way; and his close friend Claire Fairweather of Cary. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 11:00am in the Brown-Wynne Funeral Home Chapel, 200 SE Maynard Road, Cary, followed by interment at Wake Memorial Park (7002 Green Hope School Road, Cary) with a military honor guard. Visitation will be Monday, May 13, 2019 from 6:00-8:00pm also at Brown-Wynne. Online condolences may be made at www.BrownWynneCary.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Transitions LifeCare (founded as Hospice of Wake County), 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607; or any charity of the donor’s choice.

  • FAMILY

  • Larry is survived by his two children Nancy (Robert) Briggs of Apex and Mark (Sharyn) Hamilton of Colorado; three grandchildren, Laura (Joshua) Nowak, Allison (Travis) Drake, and Matthew Hamilton; four great-grandchildren plus a fifth on the way; and his close friend Claire Fairweather of Cary.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, May 13, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, May 14, 2019
  • Graveside Service to Follow Tuesday, May 14, 2019

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Marion and Ozzie Fargnoli

May 11, 2019

Larry and Clare visited us in Feburary . We had a wonderful time and this bedsides living downstairs from him and Joan are the memories we will never forget. We send our deepest sympathy to Nancy, Mark and family.
Marion and Ozzie Fargnoli

Biography

Lawrence George Hamilton, 88, of Cary, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 surrounded by family and his dear friend, Claire.

Larry was born July 24, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan, where he lived until entering service with the Air Force in 1951.

Prior to his service, Larry completed two years of study in Aeronautical Engineering at the Lawrence Institute of Technology (now Lawrence Technological University). He earned a degree in Industrial Management from that University in 1957. He later worked for Ford Motor Company in Michigan, and subsequently for JI Case in Wisconsin, and for Campbell Hausfeld in Ohio.

On August 24, 1953 he was united in marriage to Joan Carol Baxter of Detroit. After their retirement, and prior to moving to Cary, the couple divided their time between Cape Coral, Florida and Lake Santee near Greensburg, Indiana. They were married for 62 years before Joan preceded him in death in 2015.

Larry loved boating, fishing, reading mystery novels, and building model airplanes. Most of all he loved great food and storytelling while entertaining family and friends.

He is survived by his two children Nancy (Robert) Briggs of Apex and Mark (Sharyn) Hamilton of Colorado; three grandchildren, Laura (Joshua) Nowak, Allison (Travis) Drake, and Matthew Hamilton; four great-grandchildren plus a fifth on the way; and his close friend Claire Fairweather of Cary.