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OBITUARY

Franklin Hamilton

October 13, 1922May 16, 2020
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Franklin Benjamin Hamilton, 97, beloved father and grandfather passed away in his home in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 16, 2020, surrounded by family.

Frank was born to Paul Hamilton and Hager Singleton on October 13, 1922 in Yemassee, South Carolina. He had 12 brothers and sisters in total. Frank was the youngest child and he was the last of them to pass away. “The Last of the Mohicans” he would always say. All siblings preceding him in death were Henry, Paul, Purdy, Esau, Jacob, Martha, Mary, Clarence, John, Josebell, Henrietta and Sadie.

Frank had twin sons, Von and Bernard, who both preceded him in death at a very early age. He also lost his daughter Carolyn in 1992 due to cancer. She was 49-years old. They were a great loss to him.

Frank was always a “go-getter.” He may have only completed seven years of school; however, he was a sponge for knowledge. He left South Carolina in his early teens and headed out to California. In his early 20’s, he moved to Alaska to work on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. He worked in construction on the pipeline and was able to retire in 1979, after putting in 25 years.

In 1979, he moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, where he spent the rest of his life. “The Champ”, as we often called him, was an avid baseball and boxing fan. Of the two, boxing was his true love. Over the years, he became an avid collector of many things, primarily coins. He became a numismatic.

Frank was the glue that held the family together.

He is survived by his daughter Joan Roberson (Mike Ruetmann); grandchildren Troy, Kyle (Charm), Sherry (Edward Espinoza), Herbert (Georgia), Katrina and TaTonya; great-grandchildren Jamal, Shawn, Shardell, Gio, Essence, Kyle Jr., Xavier, Jazzmin, Janasia, Roneisha, Indigo and Isola. A host of great-great grandchildren. His loyal friend, confidant and nephew, Earl Hamilton (Jenny); nephews Roger Aston and Daniel Hamilton (Debbie); and a host of other nephews and nieces.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, May 22, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, May 22, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Friday, May 22, 2020

Memories

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Octavia Alston-wilson

June 2, 2020

Uncle Frank was absolutely a kind and loving spirit. Back in 2015 when my family went to a wedding in Vegas I got to learn a lot about him and his ventures with the railroad. I did not know years later I would sleeping in one of his spare rooms as I yet again ventured to Nevada! In those three days my heart grew an extra chamber for Uncle Frank and it became a routine to just call him weekly to see how he was doing and hear his voice say "hey baby"! One day I will be sitting in that mansion in the sky with you watching Judge Mathis and drinking tea! LOVE YOU TO PIECES!

Petty Officer 2nd Class Octavia Alston-Wilson
United States Navy

Ola Haley

June 2, 2020

Please accept my sincere condolence at the passing of Frank. We shared a wonderful relationship visiting, by telephone and mail. I feel his lost deeply. I hope that your wonderful memories of him will bring you comfort and peace at this difficult time. He was a blessing in the lives of so many. He was a mentor, and friend. He will be truly missed. As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. May the peace of GOD be with you, guide, lead and sustain you through this time of sorrow. God Bless.

Ola Haley

Kyle Roberson

May 29, 2020

To say we will miss you is not enough.
To say we love you is an understatement.
You've shared so much with so many
and left us memories that nothing material can replace.
Where you are now, you are safe,
and where you are now you are still and will always be...

LOVED <3 <3 <3

Sherry Mims

May 26, 2020

My mom and granddad sharing a moment together

Shirley Evette Lee

May 25, 2020

Uncle Franklin you will ever be missed, I enjoyed the visits and stories that you would tell I never forget when you told me that you ran away from home cause you didn’t want to work in the field’s, and if you didn’t Grandma Hager with get her switch and you didn’t like whipping Rest In Peace
Love You Baby as you would always say

Joan Roberson

May 25, 2020

Hey dad, I'm just remembering ALL the laughs we had. You had such a great sense of humor and we both laughed at anything 😂
Here we are in Jamaica enjoying the beautiful sites back in the 80s.
Love you and you will be missed by me and many others.

Your daughter,
Joan♥️

TaTonya Roberson

May 22, 2020

Grandpa words can't express how much I love you. You were always there for me, and for that I thank you. I will think of you always, and the times we had. I love you grandpa!!

Rabiah Harris

May 22, 2020

Uncle Franklin was one of the kindest men I've have ever known. He was a gentle man which I appreciate in so many ways. I was able to visit Uncle Franklin on two different occasions in Las Vegas back in early 2000. I will never forget Uncle Franklin's graciousness during this time. He made me and my friends feel welcome and I will always remember him for that. Rest in Peace Uncle Franklin. You will be missed.

Muhammad Fraser- Tahim

May 22, 2020

As a Historian I know the significance of family. My mother used her dad and his siblings as an example of how we should treat our family. She consistently told us that God was in charge of selecting our families and she knew that he had the best of intentions when he selected the families for all of us. She often referred to her father brothers as gentle giants. Loving, Humble, submissive , caring, and oh so giving people. My great uncle and all his siblings left such a dynamic legacy for us the family. Don’t let the Hamilton tradition die. with them. Dr. H Muhammad Fraser- Rahim

Jennie Hamilton Robinson

May 21, 2020

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Biography

Franklin Benjamin Hamilton, 97, beloved father and grandfather passed away in his home in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 16, 2020, surrounded by family.

Frank was born to Paul Hamilton and Hager Singleton on October 13, 1922 in Yemassee, South Carolina. He had 12 brothers and sisters in total. Frank was the youngest child and he was the last of them to pass away. “The Last of the Mohicans” he would always say. All siblings preceding him in death were Henry, Paul, Purdy, Esau, Jacob, Martha, Mary, Clarence, John, Josebell, Henrietta and Sadie.

Frank had twin sons, Von and Bernard, who both preceded him in death at a very early age. He also lost his daughter Carolyn in 1992 due to cancer. She was 49-years old. They were a great loss to him.

Frank was always a “go-getter.” He may have only completed seven years of school; however, he was a sponge for knowledge. He left South Carolina in his early teens and headed out to California. In his early 20’s, he moved to Alaska to work on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. He worked in construction on the pipeline and was able to retire in 1979, after putting in 25 years.

In 1979, he moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, where he spent the rest of his life. “The Champ”, as we often called him, was an avid baseball and boxing fan. Of the two, boxing was his true love. Over the years, he became an avid collector of many things, primarily coins. He became a numismatic.

Frank was the glue that held the family together.

He is survived by his daughter Joan Roberson (Mike Ruetmann); grandchildren Troy, Kyle (Charm), Sherry (Edward Espinoza), Herbert (Georgia), Katrina and TaTonya; great-grandchildren Jamal, Shawn, Shardell, Gio, Essence, Kyle Jr., Xavier, Jazzmin, Janasia, Roneisha, Indigo and Isola. A host of great-great grandchildren. His loyal friend, confidant and nephew, Earl Hamilton (Jenny); nephews Roger Aston and Daniel Hamilton (Debbie); and a host of other nephews and nieces.

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