Edwin E. “Ed” Hamilton, 90, of Kenton, died at 7:12 am Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at his residence. He was born Sept. 9, 1924, in Hardin County to the late Oscar and Geneva Wingate Hamilton.
On Nov. 13, 1948, he married Wanda Vermillion and she survives in Kenton.
Also surviving are two
sons, William “Bill” (LaNell) Hamilton of New Braunfels, Texas; and Glenn “Eddie” (Carol) Hamilton of Kenton; two daughters, Marlene Kemmere of Kenton and Rebecca (Walt) Burton of Elida; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Justin “Short” Hamilton and Charles (Mary) Hamilton, both of Kenton; and one sister, Gertrude Black of Kenton.
He was preceded in death by one son Richard, “Bones” Hamilton; and siblings, Howard Hamilton, Donald Hamilton and Joanne Rodenberger.
He was a farmer and a welder who worked at the former International Car and retired from Rockwell.
Ed was an Army veteran serving during WWII in the 82nd Airborne Division. He was a member of the Flat Branch Church of Christ, VFW, Kenton Moose Lodge and the family and friends of the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment Association.
He loved spending time with his family, was an avid Ohio State Buckeye and Kenton football fan, and enjoyed farming and Allis Chalmers tractors.
Calling is from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at Price Funeral Home in Kenton, where a Moose Lodge service of tribute will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. A service begins at 10 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home with Pastor Mark Foor officiating.
Burial is in Grove Cemetery with military rites by AMVETS Post 1994.
Online condolences may be expressed at pricefh.net.
Memorials may be made to the Flat Branch Church of Christ and charities of the donors’ choices..