|By Louise "Mickey" Head (Cidaa1) on Thursday, June 02, 2011 - 03:21 pm: Edit|
CW3 Kenneth R "Ken" Hamilton went to be with the Lord on 23 May 2011 in his Locust Grove home surrounded by his family. He was born on 3 September 1973 to Carol A Hamilton and the late George O Hamilton of Cuba, NY. On 27 December 1997 he married Kristen Shearer, who survives.
CW3 Hamilton was a 1991 graduate of Hinsdale Central School and a 1996 graduate of Alfred University. He served proudly with the U S Army as a special agent with the Criminal Investigation Command from 1996 to January 2011. CW3 Hamilton served at Fort Polk, LA, Fort Leonardwood, MO, and Fort Belvoir, VA. He also completed tours of duty in both Iraq and Afghanistan and was awarded the Bronze Star. He was a member of the Berea Baptist Church of Fredericksburg, the VFW Virginia Post 15048 and the Military Police Regimental Association. He also served as a volunteer assistant football coach for Stafford Middle School. Ken enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting. Ken loved sports all his life, but football was his passion. He also enjoyed attending Redskins and Capitals games; spending time with his family, especially his son; Bible study; collecting football cards and playing video games. Ken loved God, his family and his country. He was an involved and loving husband and father. Surviving besides his wife and mother are his son, Kamden Hamilton of Locust Grove; one brother, Art Howell (and Laurie) of Ischua, NY; one sister, Carrie Howell of Olean, NY; several nieces and nephews; and extended family and close friends. A funeral was held at noon on 2 June at Faith Baptist Church, 4105 Plank Road, Fredericksburg, with full military honors. The Rev Scott Covington officiated. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Stafford Middle School PTO, c/o Ken Hamilton Uniform Fund, 101 Spartan Drive, Stafford, VA 22554. The donations will be used to purchase uniforms for the team that Ken helped coach. Funeral services were entrusted to Horizon Funeral Home, 750 Old Brandy Road, Culpepper, Va. 22701; 540-825-9838;
(SPECIAL NOTE: Sorry, everyone, the initial alert sent to me stated that Ken died on 30 May. This entry is an edited version of the published obit.)
|By Louise "Mickey" Head (Cidaa1) on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 07:19 pm: Edit|
CW3 (Ret) Kenneth Hamilton passed away at home on 30 May 2011 under Hospice care. He'd been battling cancer for the past 3 years.
Funeral Services with full military honors will be held for Mr Hamilton at 1200 hours 2 June at the Faith Baptist Church, 4105 Plank Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22407. A reception will follow the services. More information on that will be provided as soon as possible. All are welcome to attend.
In lieu of flowers, Ken's wife Kristen has asked that donations be sent to the Stafford Middle School PTO, 101 Spartan Drive, Stafford, VA 22554-5453, and that the name "Ken Hamilton" be put on the memo line of any checks.
Donations will be used to purchase football uniforms for the team that Ken coached. He believed that every kid who wanted to play should get a chance. To view (or add) personal tributes and memories, search for "Kenneth Hamilton (Superhero)" on facebook.