OBITUARY

Gary Stephen Hamilton

December 19, 1949July 12, 2021
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Gary Stephen Hamilton, 71, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 12, 2021, surrounded by his family.

Gary was born in Paducah, KY to the late Flavous Jewell and Norma (Ferguson) Hamilton. After graduating from Reidland High School he attended the University of Missouri Rolla, earning a degree in Chemical Engineering. He worked in industrial sales his entire career and retired in 2017. He was an avid golfer and was a huge fan of the Kentucky Wildcats. He will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Ellen (Gardner) Hamilton; children, Jennifer Wilham (Doug), Stephanie Burres (Eric), and Kim Wilhoit (John); sister Melanie Pennington (Chuck); grandchildren Hannah and Caleb Wilham, Maya and Isaac Wilhoit, and Sidney Burres.

A celebration of Gary’s life will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, July 24th at Watkins United Methodist Church, 9800 Westport Rd, Louisville, KY, 40241. Visitation will be held from 1 – 3 pm before the service and also on Friday, July 23rd from 4 – 8 pm at the church.

Memorial gifts may be made to Watkins United Methodist Church.

Arch L. Heady & Son at Westport Village Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Services

  • Memorial Visitation

    Friday, July 23, 2021

  • Memorial Visitation

    Saturday, July 24, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, July 24, 2021

Memories

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David & Cindy Walker

July 21, 2021

As a 1967 RHS classmate, I would like to send our deepest sympathy & prayers to Gary’s family & friends. God Bless

Scott Wilhoit

July 14, 2021

A true gentleman, devoted father and husband.

Frances & Harold Dacus

July 14, 2021

Ellen and Family, Harold and I are so sorry to hear of Gary's passing.
We send our love and prayers to all of you. We will be keeping you in our daily prayers.

Love,
Harold and Frances Dacus

Susan Beickman

July 14, 2021

Melanie, we are so sorry for your loss.
Love and hugs, James and Susan Brockman

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Biography

Gary Stephen Hamilton, 71, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 12, 2021, surrounded by his family.

Gary was born in Paducah, KY to the late Flavous Jewell and Norma (Ferguson) Hamilton. After graduating from Reidland High School he attended the University of Missouri Rolla, earning a degree in Chemical Engineering. He worked in industrial sales his entire career and retired in 2017. He was an avid golfer and was a huge fan of the Kentucky Wildcats. He will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Ellen (Gardner) Hamilton; children, Jennifer Wilham (Doug), Stephanie Burres (Eric), and Kim Wilhoit (John); sister Melanie Pennington (Chuck); grandchildren Hannah and Caleb Wilham, Maya and Isaac Wilhoit, and Sidney Burres.

A celebration of Gary’s life will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, July 24th at Watkins United Methodist Church, 9800 Westport Rd, Louisville, KY, 40241. Visitation will be held from 1 – 3 pm before the service and also on Friday, July 23rd from 4 – 8 pm at the church.

Memorial gifts may be made to Watkins United Methodist Church.

Arch L. Heady & Son at Westport Village Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.