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James Gordon Hamilton Jr.

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James Gordon Hamilton Jr. Obituary
James Gordon Hamilton Jr. was born July 17, 1925 in Henryetta, OK to James and Grace Hamilton. He passed away Nov. 25, 2009. He served in the Coast Guard in WWII on the Cutter Bramble as a Sonar Operator based out of Alaska, where he won a Jitter Bug contest and caught a 86lb. Halibut on a hand line which fed most of his crew. After receiving a business degree from Tulsa University, he worked as the business manager for the Tulsa Oilers baseball club. He was married to Almeda M. Edmundson on July 15, 1949 with whom he spent 51 wonderful years. He worked for many years with Fred Jones Ford before retiring as the General Manager of the Ford Store in OKC. He then started Jim Hamilton and Associates, a consulting firm and finished his career as the business manager for Jim Norton Enterprises in Tulsa. A past president of OKC Downtown Lions Club, he recently served as the financial advisor for their Mobile Eye Screening Unit that has worked to give the gift of sight to the needy all over Oklahoma. His loves were spending time with his family on their houseboat on Lake Eufaula, an expert marksman, he enjoyed pheasant hunting with his son, brother-in-law and nephews in Kansas and Okla. World travel, golf, snow skiing and working with the Decorators Show House were also joys in his life. He was a member of Lakeview and Quail Creek Country Clubs. A wonderful father, grandfather, and great grandfather, his family was the focus of his life. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Raymond, Dean, and Orvil, sisters Agness and Gaynell and his wife Almeda. He is survived by his son James G. Hamilton III, granddaughters Kristin and husband Scott Grubbs and Sarah Hamilton, great grandson Austin Taylor and great granddaughter Kiersey Grubbs and his cat Buttons. He was an active member of the Church of the Servant at 14343 N. MacArthur. Services will be held at Church of the Servant in OKC, on December 3rd, 2009 at 2p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the OKC Animal Shelter.

Published in The Oklahoman on Dec. 2, 2009
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