Posted by : September 25, 2013| On :
Hamilton was born in Utica, Ohio on Oct. 17, 1924 and died on Sept. 21, 2013 in Mabank.
After high school, he graduated from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Mo. with a degree in medicine. After serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II he married Loretta in 1947 and completed his medical schooling.
In 1953, the couple moved to the Mabank area, where he began his medical practice in the building that is now know as the Victorian Tea Room. He was a “true family physician and served patients from the cradle to the grave,” Hamilton would say. For two decades he was the team physician for the Mabank Panther football team. He also served as a Scout Master in Mabank, Eustace and Kemp.
He was an avid golfer and a charter member of The Cedar Creek Country Club. He was also passionate about hunting and was always ready to hunt or share a hunting story.
Soon after his arrival to Mabank he became a member of the Masonic Lodge and has been honored as a 50-year member of Roddy Lodge 734. He was a Mabank Chapter member RAM 435, Past High Mabank 435, Past TIM of Mabank Council 355, and 32 Degree Scottish Rite.
Anyone who knew Doc remembers his straight forward honesty and how he never minced his words.
He is preceded in death by his son, Roger Hamilton, formally of Granbury.
He is survived by his wife, Retta Hamilton of Mabank, sons Rodney, Ryan and Ross Hamilton, all of the Mabank area; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the Boy Scouts in Mabank, who meet at the First United Methodist Church, weekly.