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William James Hamilton

January 12, 1943 ~ March 26, 2019 (age 76)

William (Bill) Hamilton, Lenox Township, was received into the arms of Jesus on Tuesday, March 26th after a six-year courageous battle with heart failure.

Bill was born in Ashtabula, the first child of James B. and Wilma Mae (Kubicek) Hamilton.  He grew up on the Hamilton Farms Dairy on Webster Road in Lenox Township and helped deliver milk to local camps and schools.

He attended Lenox and Jefferson Schools and graduated from Cedarville College. He worked for United Parcel Service for 33 years before retiring in 2003.

He married Barbara Joan Nolen in Lakeland, Florida on September 25, 1965 and they were married 53 ½ years. He and his wife had four children, Lisa (Boris) Mussi of Haggeloch, Germany, Paul (Stacy) of Ashtabula, Beth (Scott) Alexander of Nashville, Tennessee and James of Lenox Twp.

They were blessed with four grandchildren, Franz Mussi, Ty, Wyatt and Lyla Hamilton.

He attended Bethel Bible Church which his grandparents helped establish nearly sixty years ago. He was the last surviving member of the original members. His grandchildren are the fifth generation of his family attending the church presently. For 50 years, he worked with youth of all ages and finally with the seniors.  

He loved to travel and he and his wife enjoyed researching and discovering historical sites for material for the Jefferson Gazette.

He loved farming and he and his son James ran a hay operation. He loved, collected and drove Minneapolis Moline tractors.

People were drawn to him because of his genuine interest in them.  He always thought of others before himself. He was a quiet, gentle person.

He was preceded in death by his mother, father and brother in law, Ron Cale.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara, children, grandchildren and three siblings, Karen Cale, Pittsburgh, PA; Neal Hamilton, Richfield & Mary Hamilton, Lenox Twp.

Calling hours and the funeral will be held at Bethel Bible Church, 877 East Beech Street on Friday, 5-8 PM, and Saturday at 10 AM followed by the service at 11:00 AM.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the church.  The Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory and staff, Jefferson, Ashtabula & Geneva are privileged to serve the Bill Hamilton family.  Express condolences, view obituary, send flowers or light a candle at

Donations may be made to:

Bethel Bible Church
877 E. Beech St., Jefferson OH 44047

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