Curt Hamilton

February 26, 1933 ‒ May 21, 2016

Bellevue, Ohio


Curt Hamilton, 83, of Bellevue, passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at the Kobacker House, Columbus, OH.

Curt was born on February 26, 1933 in Herald, Kentucky to the late Lawrence and Ivalee (Roberts) Hamilton.  He lived in Kentucky for a number of years as a youth, then moving to Bellevue where he spent the majority of his life.  A self-taught bass guitarist, Curt loved music all his life; he even traded his first bicycle for a guitar as a child.  Curt also had a passion for gardening.  His green thumb enabled him to grow just about anything, with a particular liking to caring for the many fruit trees and vegetable plants on his property. Curt loved working with wood, and had also become a Master Watch Maker. He was an automobile enthusiast with an eye for them all, but especially enjoyed the Packard. Curt had been employed through retirement at the Bellevue Manufacturing Company.

Surviving are his four sons‐ Rocky (Lisa) Hamilton of Riverside, CA, Joe (Saundra) Hamilton of Delaware, OH, David (Patti) Hamilton of New Bremen, OH and Dusty (Kathy) Hamilton of Wakeman, OH; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren; one brother‐ Charles (Beatrice) Hamilton of Medina, OH; two sisters – Esta Wicker of Bellevue and Dolly Jones of Boulder, CO; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents that had preceded him in death are his nine siblings.

Viewing for family and friends will be held on Thursday, May 25, 2016 from 10:00a.m.-12:00p.m in the Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 West William Street, Delaware, OH.  Funeral service will immediately follow, beginning at 12:00p.m. with Rev. Marvin Hintz officiating.  Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Delaware.  If desired, contributions may be given to the Kobacker House, 800 McConnell Drive, Columbus, OH 43214.

The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, Delaware is honored to be serving the Hamilton family.

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  • Great Uncle. Lots of memories growing up. He taught Sis her first 2 words. I cannot repeat them here.

  • So sorry to hear of the passing of my Uncle Curt. Prayers for the family.

  • I had the pleasure of meeting Curt several years back. I enjoyed his zest for life and his open, friendly way of interacting with others. The true measure of how special Curt was is his kids. Sue and I are honored to count two of his boys, Joe and Dave, as friends. They are excellent examples of the positive influence Curt had on the people around him.

    RIP Curt you lived a full life and have left a great legacy. Well Done!

  • Uncle Curt was always a cut up at the reunions and making us laugh! I send love and prayers . Love, Sheila (Hamilton) Snead

  • Grandpaw was a ‘grandpa’ to everybody. He always referred to Jessi as ‘that pretty little girl’ and even remembered her at Christmas just like one of his own. He was always happy and being around people just seemed to make him smile. He has left so many memories with all of you that he will forever be in your hearts, in all of our hearts. Our prayers are with all of you that your hearts may heal and you may soon smile and rejoice at the legacy he has left.

  • I am blessed to have had a long distance phone conversation with my uncle, weekly or biweekly, over the last year. He guided me as a child and later, now, his wisdom is cherished in my adulthood. I will miss my uncle.