Obituary for Bobby Hamilton
Bobby Don Hamilton Sr., 73, of Burns Flat, Oklahoma, passed away on April 4, 2017 at Cornerstone Hospital in Shawnee Oklahoma. He was born September 27, 1943 to Jess and Ruth (Hargrove) Hamilton in Blooming Grove, TX. He was the 2nd of 4 children, 2 brothers and 1 sister. He graduated from Rankin High School in 1962 . He also attended Hardin-Simmons University and Luther Rice College and Seminary. Bobby received his Certificate of License to preach from Eastern Heights Baptist Church of Cleburne, TX in 1968 and was ordained to preach by College Heights Baptist Church of Cleburne, TX in 1972. He received his Degree of Doctor of Ministry from Lake Charles Bible College of Lake Charles, LA.
He married Jimi A. Jones December 10, 1966 in Cleburne, TX. Bobby was a Southern Baptist Minister who pastored in several states, Texas, Washington, Indiana, Kentucky, New Mexico, and North Dakota. In his free time, he loved to listen to music, read, and watching football, especially "his" Dallas Cowboys". He even preached on the roof of his church in Evansville, IN and did the "chicken dance" in Elizabethtown, KY.
Bobby is survived by his wife, Jimi; and 6 children: Elaine Hamilton, Barb (Lester) Dickinson, Bobby Jr (Terri) Hamilton, Ami ( Russell) Schmittler, Mekhial Hamilton, Sebastian (Elizabeth) Hamilton; 12 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 1 Brother, Jackie (Marsha) Hamilton; as well as numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
He is preceeded in death by his parents, Jess and Ruth Hamilton, an older brother Joe Dean Hamilton, and a baby sister, Ruth Elaine Hamilton.
Graveside service will be held on Saturday April 8, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Texas. Officiating the service will be Pastor Eddy Freeman. Corley Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.
Bobby's favorite verse from the Bible was Psalms 118:24 "This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it."