I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. (2 Timothy 4:7-8)
William” Bill” E. Hamilton was born June 15, 1961 in Lake Charles, LA. He went to be with Lord January 9, 2018 at Baton Rouge General Mid City Butterfly Wing. He was 56 and a native of Rayne, LA and resident in Central, LA.
William is survived by his loving and caring wife, Diane Kogel Hamilton; brother David and wife Charlene; sister Jane; parents Dot and Charles; niece Taylor and fiancé Adam Chauvin; and nephew Carter.
William is preceded in death by grandparents, James and Cleo Hamilton, Placide and Electa Bahm; several aunts and uncles; and cousin Ronnie Cutrer.
Visiting hours will take place at Resthaven Funeral Home on Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Visitations will resume on Friday, January 12, 2018 12:00 PM until service at 2:00 PM officiated by Todd Trahan. Burial will follow at Resthaven Gardens of Memory.
Pallbearers will be Donnie Hopkins, John Haefner, Wayne Barbin, Doug Spring, Tommy Kilbride, Gaynal Savoy and Hunter Kogel. Honorary pallbearers will be Donnie Kogel, Sr., Bruce Heard, and Dickie Hamilton.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to American Cancer Society, Hospice of BR or your favorite charity.
Sincere thanks to Dr. Gerald Miletto and staff, and for his final days all the caring Doctors and staff with Hospice of BR.
Because of his love for the outdoors, his strength to live grew day by day and encouraged many people. His fight was one that amazed many of us. We will miss you Bill. Fly High, you have made us all so very proud.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com
I am blessed to have met The Hamiltons. Bill was talented in so many ways. Now he can share his talents in the eternal life. I will miss him. Prayers to Diane and the entire Hamilton family for healing.
Pam WilsonCentral, LA
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Nolan and Kerry SchexnayderJeanerette, LA
Our prayers are with you Aunt D! He was a great man and will be missed dearly! We love you!
Austin & Katie SchexnayderDenham Springs, LA
Please know that Our thoughts are prayers are with your family during this time. Bill fought hard and is now free of his suffering. May God’s eternal light shine upon him.
Mark and Michele ChauvinFranklin, LA