Sterling Skip Hamilton

November 1, 1946September 11, 2017

Sterling “Skip” M. Hamilton, Sr., 70 of Belleville, IL, born November 1, 1946 in Boston, MA, passed away September 11, 2017 in Shiloh IL.

Mr. Hamilton was a member of Eastview Baptist Church. He owned and operated Hamilton Electronics in Belleville for 38 years. He was an avid scuba diver and recognized for his role as a rescue diver. Skip loved bass fishing, CB’s, and operating his ham radio.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sterling J. and Bertha, nee Merrill, Hamilton; and a brother-in-law, Landon Powers.

He is survived by his loving wife, Paula, nee Mefford, Hamilton; a son, Mickey (Tiffany) Hamilton, Jr.; a daughter, Christina (Jeff) Kohlmeier; four grandchildren, Jennifer (Mike) Wilken, Alyssa (Jordan Johnson) Hamilton, Kyle Kohlmeier, and Brittney Kohlmeier; a great-granddaughter, Reilly Johnson; a sister-in-law, Barb Powers; as well as nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, other relatives and friends.

Memorials are requested to the family. Condolences may be expressed online at www.

Visitation: Friends may call from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Friday, September 15, 2017 at Lake View Funeral Home, 5000 N. Illinois, Fairview Heights, IL 62208.

Funeral: Services will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, September 15, 2017 at Lake View Funeral Home. Interment will be in Lake View Memorial Gardens.

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