Obituary of Melvin Keith Hamilton
Melvin Keith Hamilton, 79, Sweetser, went to be with the Lord at 10:35 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2019, at Wesleyan Health Care Center in Marion. Born in Converse on January 25, 1940, Melvin was the son of the late Lester and Dorothy (Sipe) Hamilton.
In 1958, Melvin graduated from Converse High School, where he played baseball and basketball, as well as ran track. Following high school, he married Judy Fisher on October 28, 1960. Throughout his life, he was always a hard worker, working three jobs at the same time to support his family. He continued to hold down numerous jobs until he was hired at Chrysler. He retired from Chrysler in 2002. Melvin was a veteran of the National Guard and served as a volunteer firefighter in Sweetser for many years.
His love for sports continued into his adulthood. He helped coach track while his children were in school. He also enjoyed golfing and fishing, and he used to bowl in leagues in Kokomo with a team from Chrysler.
Melvin will be remembered for how much he loved his family, his church family, and, most of all, his Lord and Savior. He was a member of Roseburg Church of God.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Judy; children: Keith (Julie) Hamilton, Lafayette; Sheri (Charles) Pemberton, Princes Lakes; Brian (Shellee) Hamilton, Kokomo; and Bobby (Susan) Hamilton, Amboy; grandchildren: Aaron (Lindsey) Hamilton, Lafayette; Eric (Gabbie) Hamilton, Lafayette; Ryan Hamilton, Lafayette; Josh Woodcock, Elwood; Courtney Woodcock, Anderson; Jordan (Kristie) Hamilton, Sweetser; Alexa (Derrick) Randall, Indianapolis; Alyvia Hamilton, Amboy; Brooke (Max) Simpson, Tipton; and Brandi (Caleb) Tackett, Kokomo; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Jim (Sherry) Hamilton, Michigan; and sisters, Louise Chandler, Rochester, and Tracy Rohrer, Marion.
Preceding him in death were his step-mother, Jean Hamilton; grandmother, Burnette Sipe; and grandfather, Albert Sipe.
The family will receive visitors from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, March 25, 2019, at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion, IN.
Immediately following the time of visitation, Melvin’s funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. with Pastor William Fulda officiating. Burial will take place at Park Lawn Cemetery in Amboy.
Online condolences may be made at www.nswcares.com.
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