Kenneth Ray Hamilton "Hambone"

September 28, 1955August 16, 2013

Virginia Beach - Kenneth Ray Hamilton, “Hambone”, 57, passed away on Friday, August 16, 2013 in Portsmouth, Virginia. He was born the first son to the late Dan Taylor and Ellouise Byrd Hamilton on September 28, 1955 in Montgomery County in Conroe, Texas. Hambone joined the United States Navy July 1974 right out of high school and proudly served his country for 21 years. He retired as a proud Chief Petty Officer. After retiring, he became a Field Service Technician at GTE for three years then moved to General Dynamics as a Contractor for 15 years. He was a great husband, father, son, brother, uncle, grandfather and friend and he lived life to the fullest. He meant so many things to all of the lives that were fortunate enough to cross paths with him.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Catalina; his 3 children and their spouses, Carl “Cleo”(Kamia); Christopher “Chris” (Yolanda); Christina “Tina” all of Virginia Beach, Virginia; his mother, Ellouise; brothers, Primus “PR”, Eric; his sister, Bettie Taylor, all of Conroe, Texas; grandchildren, Ariana, Raquel, Michae, Eryka, Rufino, Christiana, Jada, Christian “lil Bone”; a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

His life will be celebrated on Friday, August 23, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Enoch Baptist Church, 5641 Herbert Moore Road, Virginia Beach, VA with Interment to follow at Rosewood Memorial Park, 601 North Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, Va. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home, 601 North Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, VA. You may pay condolences to the family at


  • Visitation Thursday, August 22, 2013
  • Funeral Friday, August 23, 2013

Kenneth Ray Hamilton "Hambone"

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September 3, 2013

Sincere Condolences to the Hamilton family, Hambone was a great friend and shipmate. He had a great sense of humor who laughed often and I truly treasured him as a friend and shipmate.

Doug Sims

Donna Manning Shaw AKCM, USN (Ret)

August 31, 2013

To all of Hambone's Family I sending prayers of comfort & peace. Hambone was such a 'great guy' & will be remembered always. I'm proud to have served with him in the Navy at the AK "A" School back in the '80's are great memories. Rest in Peace my Friend, "We have the Watch".

judy drake

August 28, 2013

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Sathaniel Fisher

August 25, 2013

Kenneth, my prayers and tears have traveled home with you. I can sitll remember when we ALL would meet at the crawfish pond on Saturdays and fish ALL DAY LONG. You are truly home now. We ALL will see you one day.

Danny Salmon

August 24, 2013

My deepest sympathies to Hambone's family. He was a great coworker and a better friend. RIP brother.


August 23, 2013


andre and elthel (nun) francisco

August 23, 2013

well hambone as we sit out in your mom yard lastnight thinking of the times we have shared we are missing you so much we will love and remember you forever we are all family....

Frances Hutch

August 23, 2013

Rest my dear friend.Lord knows you wore many hats.I pray strength for your family.

Jeff McPhee

August 23, 2013

A good man and a good friend was taken from us all much too soon. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of Ken's friends and family.

Debra Miles

August 23, 2013

when P R contacted me a few weeks ago to let me know that Hambone was in Conroe I made it my business to see him always a lot of fun full of life and a pleasure to be around sorry my work schedule did not permit to attend the service but truly Hambone will be missed he has taken flight on the wings of a dove R I P my dear friend I will never forget you