- 53 years old
- Date of birth: Jun 30, 1962
- Place of birth:
Trenton, Michigan, United States
- Date of passing: Jun 7, 2016
- Place of passing:
Port Charlotte, Florida, United States
|Let the memory of Billy be with us forever|
Billy Ray Hamilton, 53, passed on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, surrounded by family, at Tidewell Hospice House in Port Charlotte, Florida. Billy was born in Trenton, Michigan on June 30, 1962.
He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Christina Nelligan Hamilton, son Billy Hamilton, Jr. (wife Jennifer), daughter Hillary Hamilton (fiancé David Mayrand), daughter Tori Fristick (boyfriend Chad McCarthy), grandsons Theodore and Dallas Hamilton, and granddaughters RaeLynn Mayrand and Summer McCarthy. He is also survived by his mother Shirley Laretz Hamilton, brother Jimmy Hamilton (wife Kathy), sisters Judy Hamilton Thomas (husband Stephen) and Diane Hamilton Bennett (fiancé Mike Huizenga), former wife Tammy Thompson, mother of his children Billy and Hillary, and many nieces and nephews and great niece and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Raymon Hamilton and nephew James Hamilton.
Billy was a graduate of Harry S. Truman High School. Earlier in his career, he worked in the alarm industry and later owned his own company. He moved to Englewood, Florida in 2004 and joined Englewood Water District in 2008. He enjoyed spending his free time outdoors, boating, fishing and camping, almost always with family and friends. He knew how to fix nearly anything and enjoyed having projects to tinker on and keep busy. He will be remembered for his kind, loving heart and sense of humor.
A celebration of his life for family and close friends was held Saturday, June 18 at the home of his brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy and Kathy Hamilton, in Taylor. His ashes will be interred at the lighthouse in Michigan Memorial, looking out on the banks of the Huron River. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice House, Port Charlotte, Florida.
Billy may be kindly remembered at icscremationandfunerals.org and facebook.com/icscremationandfunerals
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"We are so sorry to hear of Billy's passing. Just seen this yesterday. Bob is really shocked and sorry to hear this. I didn't know him, but Bob said he was such a nice man. I'm sure he was because Jimmy is. Our deepest sympathy to you and your loved ones. Bob and Kay Daniels"
"It's so hard to write letters to you on here, when I'm used to seeing or talking to you daily.....ive been told i will be ok and learn to adapt ....but what they don't know is our relationship was so much more then a piece of paper ....and I don't want to learn to adapt without you ... not many can live their lives married to their best friend...Damnit poop... I want to hate you for leaving me like this....I want to be so mad at you for leaving when our retired lives were waiting for us around the corner... I want to be sad for you for all the pain you went thru and still got up for work everyday and still fixed things around the house and still did things with me that I know you really didn't want to do....I want to hate myself for not helping you sooner and missing all the signs ... I want to hate life for dealing us this shitty set of cards and never get out of this bed again because I still smell you...I want to make a deal with God to give me just one more minute with you ... I know if Love alone could have saved you, baby you would have lived forever..... I guess that's what they meant by love can't fix everything...
But mainly what I want to love and thank you for....is showing me what total unconditional love felt like...the love we shared was rare and I will cherish that till my last breathe....
I do want to thank you for the best years of my life that I did have with you.... we worked hard....and played harder ...and enjoyed every second of it.
You were my rock....my partner ...my sidekick ...my lover...my buddy...my best friend ...and my husband. I always felt lucky and proud to be your wife, And I will thank God everyday for the time we had together ... but, I will be a little upset with him for the years he cut us short on...
I'm not quite sure how to move on at this point... I just don't know what to do.... mainly because I'm not used to doing it without you...I don't want to do it without you!
I'm sure I'll get stronger ....and I will take care and watch over all our children and grandbabies just like I promised you... just please continue to give me the strength to do so. I will make you proud poop....I promise!
Tell my mom, Mary, James and your dad I said hello!! I'm sure y'all are playing catch up still.
I miss you so much Billy....
I can't wait to see you again!!"
"Bill was the best brother in law anyone could have had! He was also a great friend! I'm going to miss our conversations we always shared when we were alone! Till I see you and James you are forever in my heart! Xoxo"
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