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Earl "Hambone" Eldon Hamilton, age 88, of Louisville, passed away Monday, October 30, 2017 at 2:42 am, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, IL.
Hambone was born on October 5, 1929, in Clay County, IL, the son of the late Earl Theodore Hamilton and the late Juanita Cornelia (Lynn) Hamilton.
He was self employed as an oil driller, carpenter and farmer. He spent many years as an antique dealer and finisher and loved to go to sales.
Hambone is survived by wife Betty (Brown) Hamilton of Louisville; sons Mike Hamilton, Greg (Deanna) Hamilton, and Kim (Shari) Hamilton all of Flora; daughters Ava Siterlet of Springfield, IL and Trudy (Dave) Koontz of Flora; twenty-nine grandchildren, twenty-five great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.
Arrangments are entrusted to J.W. Neal Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, November 1, 2017. A private family service and burial will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's choice and will be received at the funeral home. Please visit www.jwnealfuneralhome.net to leave condolences, tributes or to light a candle.
Published on November 2, 2017
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