Robert “Bob” Hamilton, 91, of Vinton, Ohio passed away Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at his residence. Bob was born December 25, 1930 in Pike County, Kentucky. He retired from the Gallia County Local Schools following twenty-eight years where he was a beloved teacher and coach at North Gallia High School. Bob’s true passion, however, was farming. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean Conflict, a member of Vinton American Legion Post #161, Gallia County Retired Teachers and attended Vinton Baptist Church.
Bob is survived by four children: Gwendolyn (Arthur) Daniels, Bidwell, Ohio; Lewis “Randy” (Diane) Hamilton, Bryan (Cindy) Hamilton and Jessica (Nick) Stanley, all of Vinton, Ohio; grandchildren: Robert Daniels, Morgan Daniels, Madison Daniels, Randi (Danny) Gheen, Joseph (Sonya) Hamilton, Brittany (Michael) Bickle, Lewis “Alex” Hamilton, Heather (Sean) Laber, Allie (Josiah) Morris, Lena Bryanne (Christopher) Rawlinson, Thomas Hamilton, Tyler (Tiffany) Duncan, Tayler (Evan) Wood, Tori Jo Duncan, Marilynn Stanley and Colby Stanley; great-grandchildren: Kaleb and Kylie Gheen, Mallory and Malachi Hamilton, Makenzie and Bryce Bickle, Evan Laber, Owen, Joslynn and Logan Morris, Roran and Leo Rawlinson, Jackson, Lincoln and McKinley Duncan and Hanley Wood; brother: Ray (Carlene) Hamilton, South Rockford, Michigan, sisters: Jewell Franks, Grove City, Ohio and Dallie (Hank) Forgey, Thurman, Ohio; son-in-law Paul Duncan, Gallipolis, Ohio; sister-in-law; Louise Hamilton, Lancaster, Ohio.
In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnia Jean Hamilton, August 20, 2017; daughter, Roberta Duncan; great-grandson, Ethan Laber; brothers, Roy and Russell Hamilton; sister, Rubel Kent; sister-in-law, Beatrice Hamilton and brothers-in-law, Sam Franks and Okey Kent.
Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 AM Saturday, February 19, 2022 in the Vinton Baptist Church with Pastor Jamie Gruber officiating. Burial will follow in the Hamilton Family Cemetery, Vinton. Friends may call at the church Friday, February 18 5:00-7:00 PM. The McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton Chapel, is honored to serve the Hamilton Family.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Holzer Hospice 100 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631.
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