Joe Coy Hamilton, 91, of Mt. Gilead, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Thursday, September 12, 2019.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Calvary Baptist Church. The Rev. Stephen Jarman and The Rev. Reece English will officiate, and burial will follow in the church cemetery with full military honors.

Mr. Hamilton was born April 4, 1928 in Montgomery County to the late Henry Columbus and Rosa Deaton Hamilton. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He retired from the military and worked in textiles after his retirement. He was an avid golfer, loved to work in his garden and loved to travel. He will be missed by his constant companion, his dog, Sissy.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by wife, Elsie Robinson Hamilton, brothers, and a sister.

He is survived by his loving daughter, Susan Starnes and husband David of Mt. Gilead, and granddaughter, Caitlin Starnes.

The family would like to thank his caregivers, Ellen Wall, Fannie Morman and Betty Patterson for their loving care.

Memorials may be made to Montgomery County Humane Society, 442 Landfill Rd, Mount Gilead, NC 27306.

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