Ralph Wayne Hamilton
May 22, 1947 – November 11, 2018
Ralph “Wayne” Hamilton sailed to Heaven’s shore on November 11, 2018. He was 71 years old.
The family will receive friends for a Celebration of Life gathering on Friday, November 16, 2018 from 6 pm to 8 pm at Shannon Rufe Snow Funeral chapel.
Wayne was born in Pampa, TX May 1947. Growing up, Wayne moved numerous times with his family because of his father’s career with the United States Air Force. He was a graduate of East High School in Anchorage, Alaska, and later completed his studies at West Texas State University. Wayne was professional salesman, loved being the ‘man behind the camera” and was an avid boater.
Wayne often said his most difficult and spectacularly successful sales job was landing the love of his life, Evelyn, forty odd years ago. “Seems like yesterday”, he would say. “Time flies when we’re having fun”
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Roberta; his brother, Bob; and grandchildren, Kayden and Maddison Fields.
He is survived by wife, Evelyn; daughter Michelle Thrasher and husband Alan; sons Robert and Michael and daughter in law, Kristi; grandchildren Aaron Fields and wife, Kerry and granddaughter Ashley Shaw; sister-in-law Kay Hamilton, nieces Nikki Verden and Kaelin Turner and their families; sisters-in-law Jane Ward and Pat Ivey, nephews Perry “Butch” Vaughn and Stephen Vaughn and their families and nephew Matthew Kelly.
Memorials in Wayne’s name can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or any organization in support of military service members.
- Ralph Hamilton, Father
- Roberta Hamilton, Mother
- Bob Hamilton, Brother
- Kayden Fields, Grandchild
- Maddison Fields, Grandchild
- Evelyn Hamilton, Wife
- Michelle & Husband, Alan Thrasher, Daughter
- Robert Hamilton, Son
- Michael & Wife, Kristi Hamilton, Son
- Aaron & Wife, Kerry Fields, Grandchild
- Ashley Shaw, Grandchild
- Kay Hamilton, Sister-in-law
- Jane Ward, Sister-in-law
- Pat Ivey, Sister-in-law
- Nikki Verden & Family, Niece
- Kaelin Turner & Family, Niece
- Perry "Butch" Vaughn & Family, Nephew
- Stephen Vaughn & Family, Nephew
- Matthew Kelly, Nephew
- Celebration of Life Gathering Friday, November 16, 2018
Ralph Wayne Hamilton
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November 18, 2018
Wayne, you were a good and faithful husband to my sister, Evie, and all of us will be missing you!
November 16, 2018
Uncle Wayne you will be missed and loved greatly till we meet again- Chris, Samantha, Alana, Jesse and Lakin Verden