A walk-thru viewing on Sunday, February 21 from 5pm-7pm at Anderson-Ragsdale Mortuary. Services are Monday, February 22, 2021 at Logan Temple A.M.E. Zion Church at 12:00 Noon.
HUBERT HAMILTON was born on March 6, 1931, in Seminole, Oklahoma to Thomas Andrew Hamilton, Jr. and Augustine Blackburn. He was the fourth youngest of 15 siblings.
When he was 13 years old, Hubert moved to Fresno, California and later joined the U.S. Navy in 1948 at the age of 16 serving in the Korean and Vietnam wars. While in the Navy, Hubert served at numerous duty stations and received various awards during his military career; including saving the life of a fellow sailor from drowning. Hubert married Evelyn Simmons on July 4, 1959 after meeting her 2 years prior on a blind date. This union produced 3 children, Elyse and twins Maurice and Marilyn. After serving 22 years in the Navy, Hubert retired as a Chief Petty Officer in 1970. He briefly worked at National Steel & Shipbuilding Company before working for the United States Postal Service, retiring in 1997 after 25 years.
Hubert became a member of Logan Temple A.M.E. Zion Church in 1999, where he was involved in the adult and men's choirs. Weekly, he helped prepare the sanctuary for Sunday services; doing whatever was necessary, be it vacuuming the main sanctuary or maintaining the landscape around the building.
Hubert enjoyed working with his hands. He often worked on cars and there wasn’t anything he couldn’t repair or put together. Hubert was also an avid bowler and participated in a bowling team in his younger years. He loved family and enjoyed sharing family history and collecting photos. Highlights in his life include the opportunity to connect and visit family in North Carolina and celebrated wedding anniversaries in Oregon and in Las Vegas, where family members were in attendance. In his later years, he would enjoy going out on the front porch and soaking up the sun.
Hubert was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Hamilton; his parents; his brothers: John Hamilton, Maurice Hamilton, Herbert Hamilton, Garland Hamilton and Abel Hamilton; sisters: Gertrude Payne, Grace McCormick, Geneva Bryant, Rosa Lee Permetter, Dollie Mae Johnson, Leona Flake, Nebraska Morrow-Graves, Thella Mae Emery and Lillie Mae Walls.
On February 9, 2021, Hubert passed away peacefully. This father, uncle, great-uncle, grandfather, and great-grandfather leaves to cherish his memory his children, Elyse Keon and Marilyn Hamilton from Lemon Grove, CA; Maurice Hamilton from Saugus, CA; Raymond Hamilton and Wendy Smith from Pittsburg, CA a
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