David Clarence Gerald Hamilton

November 30, 1943July 2, 2019

David C.G. (Jerry) Hamilton of Holden Beach, North Carolina, died on July 2, 2019 at home at the age of 76.

Born on November 30, 1943 in Southport, NC to Air Force Sgt. Major Clarence Ford (Tony) Hamilton and Ida Mae Hamilton.

He is survived by his sister, Sylvia Ludlum, children, Brian, Justin, and Marian, and grandchildren Sebastian, Eva, Ewan, and Silas, and their families along with partner Annette (Toni) Engel, and was predeceased by sister Nancy.

David was educated at the United States Air Forces in Europe High School, Dreux, France, and later as a part of the United States Navy Cryptographic Intelligence, with a Bachelors in Science in Psychology from University of San Francisco, and a Masters in Div. and Adult Counseling from the Holy Order of MANS Seminary. During his service in the Navy he received the National Defense Service Medal and Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. Throughout his life he enjoyed several careers, including naval officer, reverend, professional soccer referee, writer, business broker, board member, small business owner, cellular pioneer, and time management trainer. His hobbies included marathon running, writing, travel, horticulture, technology, and motivational speaking.

In lieu of flowers, David requested that you spend several minutes performing an unrequested act of kindness and compassion for those you love.

You may offer online condolences at

White Funeral and Cremation Service, Shallotte Chapel


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Karen Hamilton

July 12, 2019

Davis was such a delight. I looked forward to his posts everyday. He made my day a bit better.