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Thomas Leroy Hamilton
July 17, 1937 ~ August 1, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Thomas Hamilton was born in Lawton, Oklahoma on July 17, 1937 and peacefully passed at home on August 1, 2023. Tom was a devoted husband to Yolanda Hamilton for 65 years and a proud father of three children: Veronika Childers (David), Ken Hamilton (Stacy), and Glenn Hamilton. He was also a loving grandfather to his cherished grandchildren: Kristopher Childers, Tyler Hamilton, and Brittani Childers, great granddaughter: Evangeline Hamilton.
Tom dedicated many years of his life in service to his country as a member of the Air Force. After his honorable service, he continued to serve the community as a valued member of the United States Post Office in Merced and Atwater, where he worked until his retirement. After retirement, Tom spent many years as a substitute teacher for various schools in Merced County.
Deeply rooted in his faith, Tom was a devout Catholic, finding solace and strength in his beliefs. He was also an esteemed member of the Knights of Columbus at St. Anthony's, where he fostered a sense of brotherhood and contributed to various charitable endeavors. Throughout his life, Tom was known for his kindness, integrity, and unwavering commitment to his loved ones. He leaves behind a legacy of love and compassion that will forever be treasured by those who had the privilege of knowing him. May his soul rest in eternal peace.
A viewing will be held at Wilson Family Funeral Chapel in Atwater on Thursday, August 17th beginning at 3:00pm with a rosary starting at 5:00pm. A reception will follow.
The mass service will be Friday, August 18th at 10:00am at St. Anthony's in Atwater. A reception will follow. A burial will be Monday, August 21st at 11:00am at San Joaquin National Cemetery in Santa Nella.
Visitation Thursday, August 17, 2023 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Wilson Family Funeral Chapel 1290 Winton Way Atwater, CA 95301
Rosary Thursday, August 17, 2023 5:00 PM Wilson Family Funeral Chapel 1290 Winton Way Atwater, CA 95301
Funeral Mass Friday, August 18, 2023 10:00 AM St. Anthony's Catholic Church 1799 Winton Way Atwater, CA 95301
Burial Monday, August 21, 2023 11:00 AM San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery 32053 West McCabe Rd. Santa Nella, CA 95322