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Gerald B. Hamilton, known fondly as Jerry, 78, of White Hall, loved to laugh and make others laugh.
He passed away Saturday, July 15, 2023 at his home surrounded by family.
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Gerald B. Hamilton, known fondly as Jerry, 78, of White Hall, loved to laugh and make others laugh.
He passed away Saturday, July 15, 2023 at his home surrounded by family.
Jerry was born to Joseph Sr. and Ollie Wright Hamilton in Minneapolis, Minnesota on July 31, 1944. He was raised by his mother and grandmother in Kensett, AR where he received his education and excelled at sports. He joined the Air Force in 1962 rising to the rank of Master Sergeant. He returned to Kensett in 1963 to marry Emalene “Emily” Pruitt Hamilton.
After his service in the Air Force, Jerry worked at Falcon Jet on airplanes and then worked at Eastman Kodak Company and later Johnson and Johnson for a total of 43 years until his retirement in 2014.
Jerry loved to make you laugh. He always had a ready joke, prank, jumped out to scare you and enjoyed playing hide and seek with his great-grandchildren. He loved playing cards and dominos and enjoyed a great conversation and long visits.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his half-sister, Becky Ann Lyons of Modesto, California; brother, Joseph Hamilton, Jr. (Korean War Army Veteran) of Bloomfield, New Mexico; nephew, Delbert Noblett of Scott, Arkansas; and father-in-law, Chester Pruitt of Kensett.
Survivors include by his wife of 43 years, Emalene “Emily” Pruitt Hamilton; their three daughters, Alisa (Bobby) Shirley of White Hall, Regina Baugh of White Hall and Michelle (Michael) Blasengame of Stuttgart; grandchildren, Kaylin Shirley of White Hall, Miles (Brittany) Shirley of White Hall, Jordan Hamilton of Springfield, Missouri, Ryan Baugh of Springfield, Missouri and Jared (Jacqueline) Blasengame of Stuttgar; great-grandchildren, Noah Lamb, Axel Lamb, Cooper Abbott, Addeline Shirley and Jackson Shirley, all of White Hall, Alexis and Autumn Hamilton of Springfield, Missouri and Jetta Blasengame of Stuttgart; and many nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements were by Robinson and Fuller White Hall Funeral Chapel (online register: www.RFWhiteHall.com).
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Attn: Tribute Department, PO Box 1000, Department 142, Memphis, Tennessee 38148.
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