Rev. Jack Lewis Hamilton

December 12, 1921 - July 12, 2008

12/12/1921 - 07/12/2008

Past Services

Monday July 14, 2008
Peninsula Memorial Park
12750 Warwick Boulevard
Newport News, VA 23606
757/930-1197 | Directions
Wednesday July 16, 2008
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home ï¿_ Riverside Chapel
7415 River Rd
Newport News, VA 23607
757-245-1525 | Directions
Thursday July 17, 2008
10:00 am
Riverside Baptist Church
1400 Eoff St.
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-232-0330 | Directions

Newport News – By the grace of God, Jack L. Hamilton, 86, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on July 12, 2008.

Jack was born on December 12, 1921. He grew up in Newport News, Va. and graduated from Morrison High School in 1939. He served in World War II from 1943-1946 in the US Army Air Corps.

Jack had a love of books and golf. He won the Virginia State Amateur Golf Championship 3 times – 1942, 1947, and 1949. He considered becoming a professional golfer but instead followed the call of God into the ministry. His greatest love became studying and proclaiming the word of God.

He graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1952. He served as pastor of North Run Baptist Church in Richmond, Va. for 7 years, Riverside Baptist Church in Newport News for 26 years, and Grace Baptist Chapel in Hampton, Va. for almost 17 years.

Rev. Jack was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Mary Nixon Hamilton. He is survived by their five children: Dick Hamilton and his wife Lori of Newport News, Betty Kern and her husband Wayne of Newport News, Jack D. Hamilton of Williamsburg, Carol Ann Snyder and her husband Jerry of Mocksville, NC and Jim Hamilton and his wife Debbie of Irmo, SC. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held at 10:00 am Thursday, July 17, 2008 at Riverside Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Peninsula Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:30-9:00 pm Wednesday, July 16 at Riverside-Altmeyer Funeral Home, 7415 River Road, Newport News.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Peninsula Rescue Mission, 3700 Huntington Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607 or to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 6373, Newport News, VA 23606.

Riverside-Altmeyer Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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Glen Warren
8 years ago

Dear Hamilton family, your father was such a strong influnence in my life! How I wish I could hear him preach just one more time! I was so moved to see him at mom’s funeral and now he is gone as well. I pray that these next few days will be filled with wonderful memories of a wonderful family. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.