Jerry Shaun Hamilton

August 12, 1970 ‒ May 13, 2017

Sunbury, Ohio

Jerry Shaun Hamilton, 46, of Sunbury, Ohio, passed away peacefully at the Chillicothe Veterans Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family, on May 13, 2017.

Jerry was a kind-hearted, loving and generous soul who was full of charisma, charm and had a beautiful smile.

He was born on August 12, 1970 in Columbus, Ohio, graduated from Big Walnut High School in 1988. He loved to play basketball for the Golden Eagles. He loved motorcycles, especially his Harley.

He served in the United States Army during Desert Storm stationed in Germany.

Jerry is survived by the pride of his life, his son, Jerry S. Hamilton II. He is also survived by his loving parents, Jerry D. Hamilton, of Sunbury, Ohio and Joyce (Edwards) Kaiser (Monty) of Delaware, Ohio, his best friend, loving and faithful sister, Julie Green (Steve) of Sunbury, Ohio, his nephews, Zachary, Nicholas and Steven Green, and many Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.

Jerry is preceded in death by his grandparents, Warren and Hazel Hamilton and Virgil and Jeannette Edwards.

We will love and miss him each and every day of our lives.

Our immediate family is so appreciative for all the Prayers from family, friends, but especially all of the Doctors, Nurses and Staff at Sherman Terrace, Bldg. 210, VA Medical Center, Chillicothe, Ohio, who made us feel like their family and who loved and cared for Jerry above and beyond.

A celebration of Jerry’s life will be held on Thursday, June 1, 2017, 3:00 to 5:00 PM with Pastor Wayne Booth officiating a Service at 5 p.m. at the DeVore- Snyder Funeral Home, 637 North State Route, Sunbury, Ohio 43074 with Military Honor Service to follow.

In lieu of flowers contributions in Jerry’s memory may be made to the Hospice Program at the Chillicothe VA Medical Center, in c/o Laura Demange, 17273 State Route 104, Bldg. 210, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601 or to The Genoa Baptist Church Funeral Ministry Team c/o Pastor Wayne, at 7562 Lewis Center Road, Westerville, Ohio 43082.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Jerry’s family. Special memories and condolences can be shared with them at

  • To Uncle Jerry, Jerry Shaun, Julie and Joyce – Our heartfelt condolences to you. We know how much you loved Jerry and how many prayers have been prayed and tears have been shed for your Son, Dad and Brother. We are continuing to lift you all up in our prayers. If there is anything at we can do, please do not hesitate to ask. Love you guys!

  • So sorry to hear this. Did not know he had been ill. I played a lot of basketball with Jerry when he was in high school and after he graduated. Rest in peace Jerry.

  • It was an absolute privilege to have not only met but known Shaun, and to get to know his family. We the nursing staff at Sherman Terrace absolutely loved his charisma and love for life. My heart breaks for all of you, his life was cut way to short, but one thing he said was, he was happy if one thing came of all of it was that his family was together again. He talked so much about his baby boy and how much he loved him. Heaven didn’t just gain an angel, but a soldier with angel wings. He may be gone but he will never be forgotten. Til one day we all meet again. It was a privilege to have met all his family, his sister whom he said was so wired for life, his mom who he loved, his dad whom he cherished for being his shoulders when he wasn’t strong, and his son whom he adored and worried so much about. Thank you all for sharing him with us, I’ll never forget his late night popciles, and silly names…: he was an amazing person to know….

    “Blessed are the peacemakers; for they may be called the children of God.”

    Matthew 5:9

  • Dear Joyce,
    I can only imagine the pain you are going through. Nothing worse than losing your child. It’s a fear we all have as parents but only God knows if that would happen. We will be praying for you.

    Sandy & Bill

  • Praying for your family during this difficult time. Jerry touched my heart and I will always remember his big smile, his blue eyes and loving heart. He often talked about how much he loves his family and would tell me about each one and how proud he is of little Jerry, Zach, Nick and Steven. He treasured and adored Julie and loves her and Steve very much as well as his dad and mom. You are missed Jerry and I love you.

  • Jerry David, I am sorry for your loss, it’s especially sad when it’s your child. Keeping you in my prayers! Debbie Skaggs Buck

  • So sorry to hear about Jerry’s passing. We are so sad and know only too well what it’s like to lose a brother/son too soon in life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Rest In Peace friend! Love you always from the DiPietro Family.

  • Rick & I send love & prayers to all of you. We’re so very sorry for your loss.

  • Thoughts and prayers. Jerry was a special friend of mine many years ago. My father and his father went to school together. May he Rest In Peace.

  • Julie my sincere thoughts and prayers go out you and your family. May you find comfort in knowing he is at peace…hugs,

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I’m praying for your family. May you feel God’s embrace during this difficult time.

  • Dear Jerry, Joyce and Julie, My heart was so sad to read of the passing of Jerry Shaun. I will cherish the memories of riding around in the Beetle Bug singing Olivia Newton John songs with Julie and Jerry Shaun. Always had a smile and a gentle soul. God be with you all during this time. May Jerry Shaun rest in heaven in the arms of our Lord. Our deepest sympathy to the entire family. We love you all as family!! God bless, Keith and Jona (Shultz) Baer

  • Cindy and family,
    I am so sad to read of your loss and my heart goes out to all of you. I pray God gives you comfort and peace at this very difficult time and the months to come. I wish I could be there to give you a big hug! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers! ♡

  • Dear Jerry, Joyce and Julie,
    I am so sorry for your loss..Gone way to soon.
    It seems like yesterday he and Terry were running up and down the court at Big Walnut in that little gym playing basketball.. My heart aches for all of you.. Remember the good times and live with the hope someday you can be reunited again.. Love and Prayers Shelby Williams Tudor.

  • Lynn and I are so sorry to hear of the passing of Jerry Shaun. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • It’s in times of sorrow we learn the value of precious memories. May the lord be with the family and give you comfort during your time of grief.

  • Dear Jerry, Joyce and Julie and families,
    I was sad to see the passing of Jerry Shaun. I too remember the fun times we had with him and Julie. I hope you can find some peace and the memories to help in this difficult time. May the Lord keep Jerry Shaun in good hands until you all meet again. Scott and Melody George

  • Joyce and Jerry-I am so sorry. I just can’t begin to know your pain. I remember having a baby shower for you when you were pregnant with Jerry. Iloved your family so much Joyce. Jerry it was good seeing you several years ago at our class reunion. Larry and I had Mom with us in the camper. Larry has passed since. We were only married four years.
    Thinking of you both-old friends are so important.

  • Jerry, Joyce, Julie, and family,
    Bette and I are at loss for words, but know that you don’t have to grieve alone. The entire Big Walnut community is walking with you through this. Jerry was such a fine person and a positive asset to all he came into contact with. We love you and so does God. He will be missed, but he is in good hands.

  • Jerry,Joyce and Julie
    We send you our love and prayers. We pray God will give you strength and hold you tight in his loving arms

  • Thinking of you
    and wanting you to know
    Your sorrow touches many hearts.
    My Most Sincere Sympathy.

    Ruby Nettelhorst

  • Jerry, Joyce and Julie, So sorry to hear of your loss. You’re family is in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you strength and peace and memories to hold dear. My love,

  • Jerry I was so sad to hear about Jerry Sean. He was such a fun and great guy, Tricia and I used to have so much fun when he lived with her. It is so hard to lose someone you are so close to. Today would have been Lori’s 60th birthday. I’m so glad that people like Trish and Jerry Sean came into my life.
    If you need anything let me know
    I love you, Michele Thomas

  • Joyce,
    You have suffered the loss of so many family members. May God give you comfort at this sad time in your life. Your friends feel the pain as well.

  • Jerry,Joyce and Julie,
    Our prayers and thoughts be with you at this very difficult time! Jerry Shaun always had a big smile & and a kind heart. Many memories of happy times with all of you. God’s blessing and a healing hand will guide you. Jerry Shaun will be Sadler missed. Much love always ! Joe & Dellann Kuhn

  • Joyce and Julie – I was sorry to read of the passing of Jerry Shaun – I remember when he would stop in the office to see you Joyce – he always had a hug and smile to give – his memories will stay with you always. Mike and I send our sympathy to you both at this difficult time – we will keep you and your family in our prayers.

    Mike & Carol Stewart

  • Jerry:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  • Shaun was one of a kind. I miss him and I love him still. He will always be alive in his son, Jerry 2. I pray that God’s love will help you through your grieving.

  • To the entire family, We send our deepest condolences and many prayers as you each grieve over Shawn Jerry’s passing. Our thoughts are with you as you celebrate his life. May the many memories you shared bring you comfort, peace, smiles and laughter. Know that you are surrounded by love and he is looking down from a much better place. Love to you all.

  • I am terrible sorry for your loss. We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers. Gone way too soon.

  • May all the sweet memories of Jerry bring you solace during this time. I hope that all the great moments that you were able to have with him before he passed away brings you comfort. The loss of someone dear to us is never easy. My deepest condolences.. He will be missed tremendously. Prayers for you all.

  • Words cannot describe what Jerry meant to our family .We will always remember Jerry as a true loyal friend that loved life. We will miss Jerry very much. Jerry naturally possessed qualities that people spend a lifetime trying to obtain. We are blessed to have known Jerry and will never forget our times with him. We love you Jerry. Our condolences to all family and may God be with you during these tough times.