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Christopher John Hamilton, Jr.

August 24, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Thursday, May 20, 1926
Died: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Other Arrangements: 
A memorial service is planned for September 1, 2012 in Austin with burial in the Truett Family Cemetery in Jasper, Texas.
Funeral Home: 
Alexander's Midway Funeral Home, Springtown

Christopher John Hamilton, Jr.Christopher John Hamilton, Jr.

Christopher was born May 20, 1926 to Chris J Hamilton, Sr. and Imogene Truett Hamilton in Jasper, Texas. He graduated from Port Arthur High School, earned bachelor degrees in Mathematics and Electrical Engineering from Lamar Tech and a Masters of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University.

Chris always dreamed of traveling the world. After almost losing his left foot in a motorcycle accident as a teenager, he was classified 4F for military service. With the determination he displayed throughout his life, he enlisted with the only branch of the service that would take him. He spent his 18th birthday in the Merchant Marines as a radio officer on an unarmed Liberty Ship. He served in every theater of WWII, including the liberation of the Philippines and the Korean War. During this time, he circumnavigated the globe 3 times and fulfilled his dream of international travel.

After college, he became a telecommunications engineer for Sun Oil Company and designed and installed telecom systems across the states, off-shore in the Gulf of Mexico, in South America and Angola. Later in life, he designed and implemented the first trans-continental fiber network for U.S. Telecom, one of the predecessors of Sprint. After retirement, he was actively involved in the lives of his grandchildren, encouraging them to pursue their unique interests and abilities.

He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 59 years, Gloria Mae Luke Hamilton; parents Christopher and Imogene, and brothers, Joseph Warren Hamilton and George David Hamilton.

Survivors include his sons, Chris Hamilton of Austin, Gary Hamilton of Austin, daughter, Sandra Husmann of Weatherford; grandchildren, Stephen and Jordan Husmann, Matthew, Laura, Courtney, and David Hamilton; great grandsons Jayden and Logan Hamilton; his sister Imogene Pulleine of La Porte TX and brother, Lowell Hamilton of Brevard, NC.

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