Sunday, December 10, 2023

Charles Hamilton 1948-2023


Charles Terry Hamilton, son of the late Charles Hamilton and Beatrice McGaugh Hamilton, was born on Aug. 11, 1948, in El Paso, and departed this life on Nov. 5, 2023, at his residence in Dexter, Missouri, at 75 years of age.

Mr. Hamilton was raised in DeRidder, Louisiana and graduated from DeRidder High School in 1966. In 1968 he moved to Fort Worth to attend Fort Worth Christian College.

On Aug. 29, 1992, in Kaufman, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth (Libby) Ellen Edwards. He and Libby lived in Lakeside for 27 years. In May 2020, they moved to Libby’s hometown of Dexter, Missouri.

Charles was very active in the Jaycees at the local and state level in Texas. He was the owner of Freedom Vans and Trucks that made custom conversions for vans and pickup trucks. Later he owned a transport company, moving company and personal vehicles all over the United States.

Other than by his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Charles William Hamilton; by his brother, Tom Hamilton, and by his grandson, Tristen.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Libby Hamilton of Dexter, Missouri; by three daughters, Coy Hamilton of Dadeville, Missouri, Christi Hamilton of Texas, and Misti Ashmall and husband Don of Oklahoma; by two sons, Jake Hamilton and wife Hannah and Quentin Hamilton and wife Grace of Fort Worth; by his sister, Dede Willis; by four brothers, Donnie Hamilton and wife Diane, Jimmy Hamilton and wife Lupe, Mike Hamilton and Craig Hamilton; by nine grandchildren, Alex, Michael, Dakota, Amber, Ryan, Tatum, CJ, Zowie, and Lucky; and two great-grandchildren.