Rev. George Hamilton

Services for the Rev. George T. Hamilton, 89, Whitehouse, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at First Assembly of God Church, Whitehouse, with the Revs. Randy Shipman and Michael Fleming officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Pine-crest Cemetery, Troup, under direction of Cottle Funeral Home, Troup.

Rev. Hamilton died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, in a Whitehouse nursing home. He was born Feb. 3, 1923, in Troup to the late Joe W. and Maude Baty Hamilton. He had been a resident of Whitehouse since 1978.

Rev. Hamilton was a longtime minister and had pastored First Assembly of God Church in Mixon and First Assembly of God Church in Troup. He was also a longtime builder and developer who built several churches and developed his Whitehouse neighborhood.

Rev. Hamilton was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Whitehouse.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle Dowdy Hamilton, March 20, 1999, and seven brothers and sisters.

He loved to hunt quail with his brothers and he raised bird dogs.

He always wanted his family around him. He was called Pappadaddy by those who loved him. His family is happy he is spending this Christmas with Jesus.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Patricia Hamilton of Whitehouse; four daughters and sons-in-law, Doyce and Allen Harris of Murphy, LaDinah and Rick Randall of Rowlett, Devena and Steve Worl of Whitehouse and Rhonda and Brooks Herrick of Richardson; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Logan and Lucille Hamilton and James "Junior" and Ann Hamilton, all of Troup, and Delbert and Maxine Hamilton of Price; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Ruby Kee and Betty and Tim Martin, all of Concord, Lillie and Dewayne Mahaffey of Henderson; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Pallbearers will be David Toole, Glenn Dowdy, Jason Hamilton, Wesley Worl, Corey Herrick and Cody Herrick.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to Pleasant Hills Children's Home, P.O. Box 1177, Fairfield, 75840.

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Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Dec. 14, 2012