HAMILTON, Emmitt J., 85, of Hopedale, Ohio, died Wednesday, May 23, 2012, in Gable Care Center, Hopedale.
He was born October 18, 1926, in Buffalo, Ohio, son of the late William and Edna Cale Hamilton.
Emmitt was a coal miner, having worked for the Y&O Nelms No. 1 mine at Cadiz, Ohio, for over 25 years. He graduated from Hopedale High School, Class of 1944. He served in the Army Air Corps in the Pacific theater, was a member of the UMWA and belonged to the Hopedale Presbyterian Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife Shirley, who died April 30, 2011. Two brothers and one sister are also deceased: Charles Hamilton, Billy Hamilton and Ethel Newburn.
He is survived by one son, Kevin Hamilton and wife Mary Ann of Latrobe, Pa.; a sister and brother-in- law, Gerry (Dean) Mansfield of Hopedale; a brother-in-law, Blaine Newburn of Unionport, Ohio; and numerous nephews and nieces.
All services will be at the convenience of the family. Blackburn Funeral Home, Hopedale, Ohio, is in charge of arrangements.