Emmet Curtis Hamilton, 87, who for the last few weeks was unable to stand on his own, stepped into Heaven on December 10, 2017, and is now in the presence of His Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He was born in Elkton, South Dakota, on February 15, 1930, to David Raymond and Myrtle (Stone) Hamilton; he grew up in Bemidji, Minnesota.
On February 2, 1951, Emmet married Marie Sutterfield in Twin Falls, Idaho. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. After retiring from Continental Baking Co. (Wonder Bread), he and his wife moved to Duncan, Oklahoma, where he was an active member of Unity Baptist Church, the Stephens County Republican Party and the American Legion Post 258 in Comanche. In December 2015 they moved to Gallatin, Tennessee, where he attended Impact Fellowship Church and participated regularly in activities at The Veranda.
Survivors include his wife Marie Hamilton of Gallatin, TN; two daughters, Susan Johnson and husband Dennis of Duncan, OK, and Diane Musson and husband Wayne of Gallatin, TN; four grandchildren, Bryan Johnson and wife Heather of Fort Smith, AR, Laura Lee and husband Chad of Holdenville, OK, Caroline Johnson and husband Matthew of Choctaw, OK, and Katie Musson of Gallatin, TN; and seven great-grandchildren. ?
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, a sister and a great-granddaughter. ?
Funeral services and internment will be on Monday, December 18, 2017, at the Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery in Nashville at 2 PM with Pastor David McAllister of Duncan, OK, officiating. ?
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Emmet's name to The Veranda Ministries at 650 Nashville Pike, Gallatin TN 37066. ?
Complete obituary may be found and condolences for the family may be left at sumnercountyfuneralandcremationsservices.com.
Published on December 15, 2017