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Lester Wayne Hamilton, 66, of Terre Haute, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, at his home. He was born April 20, 1951, in Brazil, to Charles Washington Hamilton and Myrtle Irene Elwell Hamilton.
Survivors include his wife, Rosie Hamilton, whom he married Aug. 15, 1972, in San Antonio City, Philippines; three sons, Dondon Hamilton (Exie), Albert Hamilton and Lester Wayne Hamilton Jr. (Ciara); two daughters, Cassandra McClain and Jennifer Hamilton (fiancé Justin Eversole); three brothers, Rex Hamilton, Thomas Hamilton (Susan) and Bill Hamilton; a sister, Mary Rodgers; a sister-in-law, Phyllis Hamilton; 21 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Larry, John, Duane, Bobby, and Bruce Hamilton; a daughter-in-law, Cheri Hamilton; and a sister-in-law, Wanda Hamilton.
He was a Vietnam War veteran serving in the U.S. Marine Corps.
A celebration of life service will be 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, at his residence, 5791 N. Meneely Road, Terre Haute, with military rites provided by the Vigo County Veterans Honor Guard. Care and Arrangements have been entrusted to Fitzpatrick Funeral Home.
Published on October 5, 2017
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